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Film and Screen Media: Journals & Databases

Finding Journals & E-journals

Find specific electronic journals and e-books by searching the E-Journals Portal 

Search the Library Catalogue to find printed journals

What is an Academic Journal?

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

A ‘scholarly’ or '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.

Databases to Start With:

Databases allow you to discover what has been published in the journals, in your area of research. The following are good starting points for a literature search for your research topic:

Reference Resources





Theses & Newspapers

For access to UCC theses and theses from other Universities have a look at the Theses Guide. For information about Newspapers in UCC Library, and newspapers available through Library databases, see the Newspapers Guide.

Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, UCC


Bright Lights Film Journal

George Brown’s original logo for online Bright Lights

Senses of Cinema



Australian-based online journal, published quarterly.