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eResources Trial : The Churchill Archive

The library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: the Churchill Archive until 31st January 2019.

Published in October 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history.

It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.

You can find this resource on the the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

Feedback during this trial would be very welcome, and can be sent to Lorraine Curran:

eResources Trial to Dialnet Plus

The Library has currently has a trial (until 31/12/2018) to Dialnet Plus.

This is a Spanish database that indexes scholarly journal articles, book chapters, theses and monographs published in Spain. Subject coverage is diverse – from science, technology, law and business to art, history, language and literature.

To search for individual journal articles, search using the ‘Buscar documentos’ box on the home page.

Access to the content differs on a case by case basis. Many of the journals and documents can be accessed directly from Dialnet, whilst other items have links to external websites where the full text is held. There are also some instances where Dialnet only contains the bibliographic record (e.g. title, page numbers, ISBN) and doesn’t have the full text available.

During this trial period, any feedback can be sent to Lorraine Curran,


Reduced Library services

A stock take will take place in the Library from Monday 23 July to Monday 6 August 2018 necessitating targeted reductions in Library services. The key reductions include:

  1. The Early Printed Books and Manuscripts & Archives Research Library reading rooms will be closed to readers for the full two week period.
  2. All libraries will be closed on Saturday 28 July, Saturday 4 August and on Monday 6 August. The 24 hour spaces (Kinsella Hall and the 1937 Postgraduate Reading Room) will remain open.
  3. Requests from storage will be partially reduced – please contact Library staff for further details.

Normal Library services will resume on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

Trinity Summer Series 2018

The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, a series of six concerts hosted in Trinity’s College Park, will take place from Monday 23rd July to Sunday 29th July (with a break on Thursday 26th July). Preparations for each performance will involve sound checks and equipment tests which are likely to cause noise disruption each afternoon, particularly in the Ussher Library, which is located beside the concert area. Quieter study spaces are available in the Lecky, Berkeley and Hamilton libraries.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause readers.


New Online Resource: Divided Society

Since the late 1960s the Linen Hall Library in Belfast has been collecting material relating to the conflict in Northern Ireland.  The Divided Society project has digitised and catalogued a significant section of the Northern Ireland Political Collection. Over 500 periodical titles relating to the conflict and peace process are available to search and consult. These are publications that were published between 1990-1998 in the UK, Ireland and further afield, and documented the issues that affected Northern Ireland during that period.

Over the years the Library has become the repository for a huge amount of material relating to the subject and the subsequent peace process. The Northern Ireland Political Collection now consists of over 350,000 items including books, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, manifestos, press releases, newspapers, objects and many thousands of periodicals. It is a completely unique collection that is unrivalled throughout the world.The publications come from a variety of perspectives including political parties, community groups, voluntary groups, pressure groups, local and national government, and paramilitaries. Over eight hundred political posters have also been digitised.

The site is free in the UK and Ireland.

New Online Resource: The Cambridge History of Ireland

The Library of Trinity College Dublin has recently purchased access to The Cambridge History of Ireland, a landmark survey of Irish history from c. 600 to the present day.

Listen here as editors Jane Ohlmeyer and Tom Bartlett discuss new four volume publication ‘The Cambridge History of Ireland’, The History Show, RTE Radio 1 (29 April 2018).

Written by a team of more than 120 leading historians from around the world, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative history of Ireland yet attempted. Four vibrant, comprehensive and accessible volumes bring together the latest scholarship, setting Irish history within broader Atlantic, European, imperial and global contexts. Each volume examines Ireland’s development within a distinct period, and offers a complete and rounded picture of Irish life, while remaining sensitive to the unique Irish experience.

You can find this resource on the New Resources page, or on the A-Z of the Databases. At the Library Website, you can also search by title in Stella, the Library discovery system.

Please remember to use the link on the Library record for The Cambridge History of Ireland to access the resource off campus.

About the Editors:

Thomas Bartlett, General Editor, was Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and, most recently, Professor of Irish History at the University of Aberdeen until his retirement in 2014.

James Kelly is Professor of History at Dublin City University and President of the Irish Economic and Social History Society.

Jane Ohlmeyer is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin; Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute; and Chair of the Irish Research Council.

Brendan Smith is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Bristol.