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EOLAS Quick Start Guide: Welcome


EOLAS is a single search for many of the books, journals and other material held by the library, both print and electronic.


  • EOLAS is the main search on the Library Website

You may need to enter your ATU Sligo user name and password:

Students: and ATU Sligo Password 

Staff: and ATU Sligo Password 


As an example, type human resource management in the search box on the main screen and Click Go.  Your search results are displayed.

Viewing Results

When viewing your search results a number of options are shown at the left of the screen to refine your list:  For example:

  • Ticking Print Catalogue will limit results to mainly print items (with some online) from the library catalogue which are on the library shelves 
  • Ticking Peer Reviewed will limit your results to material of an academic nature.

You can limit your results by Source Type (eg Academic Journals, eBooks etc.)
You can limit your results by Subject
You can view items from certain publishers, in certain languages etc.

To see more details on an item in the results list, Click on the title.  You will see details of the article, book or other type of material and if full text is available there will be a pdf link available to the left, OR, for print items on the library shelves Go To Print Catalogue will link you to the Library catalogue to find out where the item is located.  Note: A small number of items in the catalogue are individual online books.

Combining Search Terms

Click Advanced Search just under the search box.  This brings you to a search screen which provides you with a series of boxes allowing you to create a more complex search.  For example, you could specify that all your search terms should appear in the titles of articles, or, you could search the subject headings assigned to items.  (Note: Clicking Clear removes previous terms from the search boxes)


The Search Options allow you to use a number of different search modes.  For example:  
Boolean/Phrase                                 tourism AND environment
Find all my search terms                  sustainable tourism Ireland
Find any of my search terms           tourism tourists travel
Smart text searching                                 
This allows you to type a sentence or more and the database will interpret it for you.  For example,  "How will the development of the environmental and green agenda affect tourism?" 
Another option available when searching is to use a wild card *.  For example, searching tour* will retrieve results including tours, tourism, tourists etc.

When you have entered your search terms and selected your options, Click Search
Your results are displayed. To ensure most recent items display at the top of the list, Click the drop down menu at Relevance at the top of the list and choose Date Newest. 

EOLAS has many other features which you can explore as you become more familiar with the database.  

Extra Help

You should use the various help features available in the databases.  Check out the ? icon at each stage of the search or Click Help at the top of each screen.