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Adult Continuing Education: Journals & Databases

A guide to library resources for Adult & Continuing Education

Journals and eJournals

Find specific electronic & print journals by searching the Journal Portal  (Search 'Journals' from the Library homepage) or you can browse the  journals to get an idea of what is available.

What is an Academic Journal?

A 'periodical' or 'serial' = any publication published regularly (includes magazines, newspapers, newsletters).

A ‘scholarly’/academic’ journal:  periodical containing research articles, that is peer-reviewed, and aimed at researchers.

Peer review: every paper/article submitted to the journal is reviewed by independent experts. Papers are accepted/rejected based on quality.


Subject Specific Databases


For access to UCC theses and theses from other Universities refer to the Theses Guide.


For information about Newspapers in UCC Library, and newspapers available through Library databases, see the Newspapers Guide.

See also


News Sources

Irish Newspaper Archive

Irish Times Digital Archive