Irish Studies Collections for Graduate Research


Location: Hesburgh Library, 102 (Special Collections)

Rackham Bees

Graduate Research in the Library – Special Sessions for Irish Studies

Three library classes will be offered this semester, designed for graduate students, but useful for anyone who wishes to update their knowledge of the Irish studies library collections and digital resources.

Paricipants are welcome to attend any or all classes – they are independent of each other, with little overlap.

These one-hour classes in the Hesburgh Library are taught by Aedín Clements, the Irish Studies Librarian.



Session 1: Irish Studies Collections for Graduate Research.

An overview of Irish special collections – rare books, manuscripts and ephemera. This will inform you of resources for your research, and it will also help you to understant how the Special Collections can be used for your scholarship.

Library 102 (Special Collections)

Monday, September 18th, 2017, 11 a.m.


Session 2: Digital Tools for Irish Studies.

We will review the main bibliographic databases for Irish studies. The class will focus on lesser-known databases specific to Irish studies, and on other databases such as Hathi Trust, NCCO, and their uses for Irish Studies.

Library 103 (Special Collections Seminar Room)                                                                                                  

Monday, October 2nd., 11 a.m.


Session 3: Newspapers and Pamphlets for Irish Studies

Find and use newspapers for research. Students will learn about various news sources and will be introduced to the microform newspapers as well as digital collections. Pamphlet collections and their uses will also be discussed.

Library 103 (Special Collections Seminar Room)

Monday, November 6th., 11 a.m.


Contact Aedín Clements

631 0497