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Section 38 Organisations : Section 38 Resources

Information about resources and collaborative agreements for Section 38 bodies.

Overview for Section 38 bodies

Section 38 bodies include voluntary hospitals and agencies funded by the HSE.

HSE Library have a small core set of resources that are available to all existing section 38 organisations via onsite IP access only.

Several section 38 organisations have put in place agreements with HSE Library to access additional resources under our licences.  

These agreements normally run by calendar year. If you are from a Section 38 organisation and would like to put an agreement in place you should contact HSE Library .  

As part of your agreement you can also include the following; 

  1. OpenAthens Remote Authentication access for your staff.  
  2. Widgets to embed on web pages detailing the HSE Library resources available under your organisations agreement.
  3. Access to request articles via HSE Library  ILL. 

Section 38 Resources

The following resources are available to everyone, with no login details required

  • BMJ Best Practice
  • LENUS the Irish Health Repository

 Several resources have been made available all existing S38 sites*, these are: 

  • Proquest Health Research Premium
  • Web of Science 
  • Wiley journals  

A number of S38 and 39 organisations have agreements in place with HLI for access to a wider range of resources. Details of the full range of resources available through HLI are available HERE

*Our licences for these resources cover the current S38 sites as of February 2024  


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Dr. Steevens Hospital
Steevens Lane
Dublin 8

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