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Women's Studies: Journals and Databases

Journals and eJournals

Some useful journals for Women's Studies

Feminist Review

Gender and Society

Nora: Nordic Journal of Women's Studies


Women's studies international forum

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

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.


Women's Studies is multidisciplinary so the databases that you use will come from a number of different subject areas

Our library's EBSCO and Proquest databases are a good place to start for most topics.

Other databases which would be useful include


For information about Newspapers in UCC Library, and newspapers available through Library databases, see the Newspapers Guide. Click on the links below to access listed titles.