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LGBT Studies: 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 help you to discover what has been published in the journals, in your area of research. The following are a good starting-point for a literature search for your research topic:


OneSearch searches across a lot of the Library print AND electronic resources at the same time, including:

  • Library Catalogue
  • Journals
  • Databases
  • Books, eBooks
  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses
  • Open Access resources

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LGBT Journals & eBooks on our Journals Portal

Sample of ejournal and ebook titles on gay literature available via UCC Library ej-ournals/e-books Portal. Try other search terms to pick up other relevant titles e.g. sexualit* (includes sexuality, sexualities), queer etc.

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.