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The Library is available to current IPA students, IPA staff and IPA members. Visitors are welcome but should contact the Library in advance.
You can search our online catalogue here. You can search by author, title, keyword or subject. If you wish to request material, please contact the Library.
Undergraduate students can borrow up to five books for a loan period of two weeks. Postgraduate students can borrow up to ten books for a loan period of two weeks. We can post books free of charge to all our distance learning students.
Books can be returned by post. If returning material by post, please ensure that it is in a secure envelope and clearly addressed to the Library. Our address is The Library, Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, D04 TC62.
It is possible to search the IPA Library's online databases and journals once you are logged in to Moodle. The Ebsco Business Source Premier and Emerald Insight databases both contain a range of full-text articles on a variety of subjects. Further details can be found in the Library Student Guide which can be found in Moodle or by contacting the Library. Please click here for a quick 20 second YouTube guide on how to access these via Moodle.
Free Online E-Books
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Provides access to ebooks in a wide range of subjects i.e. Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Political Science. Good filters for narrowing search. Please click here to access.
JSTOR Open Access E-Books Selection of Open Access Monographs from Cornell University Press, UCL - University College London, Michigan University Press and California University Press. Please click here to access.
NCBI Bookshelf (National Centre for Biotechnology Information) Provides titles in Life Science and Healthcare. Good online search filters i.e language, location, year range. User tutorials. Please click here to access.
InTech Provides good titles in Social Science, Humanites and Environmental Science. (Largely Science and Tech titles). Please click here to access.
HathitTrust Digital Library Amalgamation of research material from academic institutions and libraries. Mainly US publications out of copyright. Please click here to access.
Internet Archive National Emergency Archive. Full text access to books published in the US. Access provided for duration of COVID-19 epidemic. Please click here to access.
Project Gutenberg Access to over 40,000 free ebooks. Please click here to access.
Google Books Provides full text access to some book titles and previews and chapters of others. Please click here to access.
Yes you can. When you are logged into Moodle, you will see a box on the right-hand side of your screen called "Library Resources". From there, choose either Ebsco Business Source Premier or Emerald. Please click here for a quick 20 second YouTube guide on how to access these via Moodle.
Yes, there are two videos available. The first is a demonstration of a basic search in the Ebsco Business Source Premier database. Please click here to view it. The second is a demonstration of the Advanced Search in the Ebsco Business Source Premier database. Please click here to view it. There is also a guide on how to use the Emerald Insight database. Please click here to view it. Please click here for a quick 20 second YouTube guide on how to access these via Moodle.
Library staff would be happy to provide a one-to-one session in the Library or we can talk you through accessing resources over the phone.
There are two reading rooms with wi-fi facilities. We have four computers for student use. We also have photocopying/printing/scanning facilities.
If visiting the IPA, the Library is located on the first and second floors of House 61. Access is via the main IPA reception desk.
You can contact the Library staff by email - email@example.com or by phone (01) 240 3625 (direct line) or (01) 240 3600 (Main Reception). You could also click on the "ASK a Librarian" button on the bottom right of our Library webpage IPA Library We can also be contacted via Twitter: @library_ipa Our postal address is: The Library, Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, D04 TC62.
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