Reliable Sources of Information

The following content has been collated from various websites and added to by our PDST Digital Technologies Advisors


Sources of Information







What is Scoilnet? is the Department of Education and Skills (DES) official portal for Irish education. contains a database of over 20,000+ online resources including websites, quizzes, lesson plans, notes, video/audio, games and other multimedia. You can access resources that are mapped to the Irish curriculum from the blue search box at the top of every page. This online repository has been developed as a support for teachers at both primary and post-primary levels.


Searching on Scoilnet

Find out how to search for video content on Scoilnet by viewing this video.

Scoilnet Video Search from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.



Sharing resources and content on Scoilnet

Teachers can also share and upload their own teaching and learning resources to Scoilnet for other teachers and students to access, providing they have a Scoilnet account.  This video shows the process involved in both creating an account and uploading a resource.  

Scoilnet Uploading Resources from PDST Technology in Education on Vimeo.



Scoilnet Learning Paths

Once you have signed in with your Scoilnet account you can also create a ‘Learning Path’. This is a collection of resources from the site that can be shared with learners so that they can access safe and reliable sources of information at home. In this manner, you can assign project work, consolidate a previously taught topic and/or promote independent inquiry for distant learning. You can find out how to create and share a Learning Path by watching this video. 


Scoilnet Learning Paths Overview from on Vimeo.

For more information on learning paths, go to



Don't forget to follow Scoilnet on Social Media 


Primary - @ScoilnetPrimary

Post Primary - @ScoilnetPPrim 



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Worldbook Online

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, educational games, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.




World Book has created a variety of training options to assist you with content to encourage student and patron usage. These include:

  • Recorded and Live Webinars

  • Personal Training Sessions

  • Written Training Guides

  • Video Tutorials

  • Promotional Materials


You can access World Book Online through the Scoilnet website. The Republic of Ireland now has unlimited access to World Book Online through Scoilnet! When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. From pre-primary to secondary and beyond, World Book has databases for every learner at every level for an immersive learning experience.



Research and Reliable facts

World Book maintains an editorial advisory board composed of academics and practitioners who are experts in their fields to ensure continued accuracy of content and articles.


Age Appropriate Information

Editors craft content using age-appropriate vocabulary and sentence structure.


Easy to Read and Comprehend

World Book's content is written so that anyone at any age should be able to master the basic concepts of any subject they choose to explore.


The World Book Online:




Twitter - @worldbookinc


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