Q. 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.