What is a database?

A database is a collection of organized data that can be searched. It can contain ebooks, journal articles, book reviews, magazine articles, images, newspaper articles or streaming videos.


How do I access a database?

All registered ATU Sligo students and staff have access to the library’s databases.

You may be asked to log in using your college username and password.

To access a database, go to the library homepage and click on the “Databases A-Z” link. Each database is listed with a short summary of what it contains. Select the database that you require by clicking on its title.


Where can I get help on searching/using a database?

Take a look at our Libguides for information on our databases/e-resources. Or request a 121 support session with your Faculty Liaison Librarian.