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Please see our policies and important changes regarding re-opening here

Update from our Director of Library Services, Colette McKenna regarding Library Services During COVID Level 5 - Here

Economics: Journals and Databases

Journals and E-journals

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

Browse  Economics  journals to get an idea of what is available.

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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.


The key Economics databases are:

Multidisciplinary databases such as Web of Science,  Science Direct, and Academic Search Complete (see below) also cover economics.

See the full list of databases available at UCC Library.

For company information, Government and EU and Statistics and data see tabs above.

If you need  help using any of these databases please contact your Liaison Librarian at

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Theses & Newspapers

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.