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 databases below also offer good coverage of religious studies articles, journal titles etc.
Other relevant databases
See the full list of databases available at UCC Library here
The reference books below are available in UCC Library