Public Library Information Services


All of these resources can be accessed free of charge at your local public library. Some require subscriptions for access at home.

Credo Reference
Credo Reference enables users to find authoritative answers fast. It features content from hundreds of reference books covering Credo Reference Image (tn_2)a broad range of subjects. Useful for:

  • General reference queries
  • Third-level and other studies

Irish Times Digital Archive
Archive Search contains both Digital and Text Archives. The Digital archive contains exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards, while the Text archive contains material published on from 1996 onwards. Useful for:Irish Times Digital Archive

  • Historical and social research
  • A wider perspective on local events

1911 Census Online
The 1911 Census, in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, is now available online. All thirty-two counties are included. Information in contained on several forms, including:Census form (tn)

  • A form: This is the basic household return, filled in and signed by the head of the household. There is one for each household in the country.
  • B1 form: House and Building Return
  • B2 form: Return of Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings
  • N form: The Enumerator's abstract
  • Institutional and shipping forms

Historic Mapping Series
You can access the comprehensive archive of Historical Maps from the period of 1837-1913. This is an invaluable service for researchers, genealogists, local historians and the general public.with an excellent search facility which allows searching under locality or townland, and also a panning facility. The zoom facility allows a very detailed picture of a specific area. Printing is available at €1.00 a sheet. This is an invaluable resource for:Historic Mapping Archive

  • Local historians and researchers
  • Genealogists
  • All those interested in their local area

Griffith's Valuation Online Griffith's Valuation Logo
The primary genealogical source for 19th century Ireland. Features include:

  • Name, county and/or placename searching
  • Database details, original valuation forms and maps

JSTOR Ireland Collection
Library users now have access to a comprehensive collection of Irish scholarly journals online. The Ireland Collection, comprisingJSTOR Ireland Collection more that 90 journals, hosts many articles of Waterford interest covering many disciplines.

Journal titles include Analectaca Hibernica, Archaeology Ireland, History Ireland, Irish Journal of Agricultural Research, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy and many more.

Local Studies Resources
Waterford County Council Library Service provides online resources about your area. Use as:

  • First point of access to locate a range of  information sources on subjects relating to County Waterford.Vision-Net Logo

A comprehensive and up to date business information source for Ireland and the UK. Searches available include:

  • Irish & UK Company Search
  • Irish & UK Director Search
  • Irish Business Name Search
  • Irish Director Search
  • Irish Company Lists
  • Industry Search
  • Mortgage Search
  • Liquidator / Receiver Search
  • Northern Irish Search
  • European Search
  • Land Registry Search
  • Registered and Unregistered Judgements

Lexis Nexis Lexis-Nexis Logo
The world's largest collection of news and business information online. Use to search publications and databases for:

  • News
  • Information
  • Business and Legal information

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