Resource spotlight – LENUS – Irish Health Research

I’ve highlighted LENUS, the Irish Health repository before but just it’s worth a specific mention, if for no other reason than to point out that LENUS also houses Irish Hospice Foundation reports and publications, such as the Palliative Care for All report (2008) and the Baseline study (2006)

LENUS, provides a one stop open access platform for retrieval of a growing collection of Irish Health research material including research conducted within the HSE and by corporate and non profit groups.

LENUS recently became the first Irish research repository to be added to World Wide Science, the global science gateway which provides access to science, medical and technical research from 56 countries worldwide.

LENUS can be searched by community & collection (for example, children & young people, Health information, community or mental health) or by title, keyword or author. Among its features are RSS feeds to track content as it is uploaded (a good idea as new titles are added daily). It is worth noting that if searching for Irish Hospice Foundation publications, entries exist for both Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) and Irish Hospice Foundation, Health Service Executive (HSE).

Resource of the day

Today’s resource focus is on open access research repositories.

LENUS – Lenus is the Irish health services searchable research repository and houses digitized full text research reports, published and pre print articles and policy documents from the Irish health research community including HSE research output and reports.

RCSI E-Pubs – E-Pubs is the RCSI’s institutional repository housing the research output of RCSI faculty and students. Content includes articles submitted for peer reviewed publications as well as student Theses.

TARA –TCD’s institutional repository housing Trinity research output and theses.

OpenDOAR – A search engine for locating open access repositories which will allow you to search across or locate repositories by country.