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ENGL 1610: Irish Literature



CELT, the Corpus of Electronic Texts is Ireland's longest running Humanities Computing project. It brings the wealth of Irish literary and historical culture to you on the Internet, for the use and benefit of everyone worldwide. It has a searchable online textbase consisting of 13.8 million words, in over 1100 contemporary and historical documents from many areas, including literature and the other arts.

Multitext Project in Irish History

The MultiText Project in History is an innovative educational project, brought to you by the History Department, University College Cork. It is the largest and most ambitious project undertaken by any university to provide resources for students of Modern Irish History at all levels: University students, the general reader, and second-level students. The project aims to publish a minimum of 12 books, each dealing with a separate period of Irish history. Each book contains accounts of key personalities, concepts, and detailed elucidations of some case studies in the period. Created and maintained by University College Cork, Ireland.

Web Searching

Searches on the Open Web can often return irrelevant or non-scholarly results.  Begin your searches in the library catalogs and databases whenever you can; however, Web searches can sometimes be useful for discovering scholarly sources and background information.  Try limiting your search by various domains, or narrow your search using the tips below.  Don't forget to evaluate your sources.

Limit your search by domain:​

  • Limited to academic institutions:
    • "irish social class" site:edu
  • Limited to country domain:
    • "abortion" site:ie
  • Limited to specific websites:
    • "irish potato famine"

Limit your search to words in the title:

  • allintitle:"irish republican army"

Remove unwanted results:

  • "catholic church" -wikipedia

News Sources

You can discover many news sources through a simple web search (using the strategies below) or by searching in one of the library's databases, including the following: