Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Medieval Studies: Journals, Newspapers & Theses

medieval history, medieval literature, Europe, philosophy, art, religion, manuscripts,

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.


Library E-journals:

  • Find specific electronic and print journals by searching the 'Journal Portal' 
  • Browse by journal subject, e.g. “History”.
  • Type “History” or “Middle Ages” into the “Search subjects starts with” box to get an idea of what is available.


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


Selection of Newspapers Available


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

UCC Theses

The earliest Master's thesis dates from 1911: Conroy, Thomas. Intellect and will and their relation.

The earliest PhD thesis dates from  1939: MacCarthy, Bridget Gerard. Women's contribution to the development of the English novel: 1621-1818.  The full-text to this thesis is also available on CORA.