The National Library holds an unparalleled collection of printed resources of Irish interest. To enhance and extend these collections we also subscribe to resources which offer access to a rich variety of digital content held elsewhere. These resources are available to readers using the Library in person, and we hope to make them available remotely to registered readers as part of our development of services in the near future. Current resources include:
Early English Books Online
A digital collection of around 100,000 printed items published in English between 1473 and 1700, featuring images of every page of each item. All text is fully searchable.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
This resource contains images of every page of 150,000 books published in the 18th century. All text is fully searchable.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
This database provides access to the parliamentary papers of the British House of Commons published between 1801 and 2006. It delivers searchable full text for most of the papers, along with a detailed subject index. Content for 1979-2004 is still being added; this work should be completed in 2007.
Irish Times Digital Archive
The fully searchable Digital Archive contains exact reproduction of all editions published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards. There is also a Text Archive which contains all articles published on Ireland.com including the Irish Times online and Breaking News from 1996 onwards.
Nineteenth Century Index
This database provides integrated access to the most important sources for researching 19th books, periodicals, official publications, newspapers and archives.
A Divided Community: This searchable resource provides complete facsimile images of the Stormont Cabinet Papers (1921-1972), from the Northern Ireland Public Record Office.
Ordnance Survey of Ireland
This resource provides digital images of the first edition 6" maps (1833-1844) for the counties of the Republic of Ireland, and can be searched by location.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond are now available digitally. The digital version of the DNB contains over 10,000 portrait images, and provides users with advanced search capabilities.
Times Literary Supplement Centenary Archive
Full text, searchable archive of articles and book reviews from the Times Literary Supplement, 1902 to 1990.
The Times Digital Archive 1785 – 1985
This database provides images of every page of The Times newspaper over 200 years. All the text is fully searchable – including news, obituaries, and advertisements – or you can choose to browse a particular issue.