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Applied Social Studies: Journals and Databases

Library Resources for Applied Social Studies

Journals and eJournals

Find specific electronic & print journals by searching the Journal Portal  (Search 'Journals' from the Library homepage)

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.

Top Multidisciplinary Databases

The key databases for Applied Social Studies are:

Depending on what you are studying or researching databases from other subject areas may also be useful:

Further resources from our Top Multidisciplinary databases or see also the full list of databases available at UCC Library.


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

News Sources

  • Irish Newspaper Archive
  • Irish Times Digital Archive
  • Irish Times Online
  • NexisUK

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