What is a journal?



  • A journal is a scholarly publication, published on a regular basis, that reports current research in a discipline.
  • It contains articles, written by experts, researchers and academics in that discipline. 
  • The content is scholarly, specialist and peer reviewed (reviewed by other experts in that field before it is published). 
  • It  is intended for an academic or technical audience of students, researchers and academics.
  • There is usually an Abstract at the beginning, which is a summary of the article.  Read the abstract to make sure the article is relevant.
  • Many journals are available online; you can search for a journal through the eJournals/eBooks button on the library homepage: https://libguides.ucc.ie/library The result will show you if UCC Library has access and for what time period.  You can search for articles within that journal using the search box.
  • Hard copies of some journals are on the relevant subject floor, and are shelved in alphabetical order.
  • Students are expected to read relevant journal articles, as well as books, for their assignments.

  • Last Updated Mar 05, 2020
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  • Answered By Anne O'Callaghan

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