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English, Drama & Film: Journal Articles and Databases

Information on books, journals, databases and other useful english, drama & film resources

What Is Peer Review?

Articles in peer reviewed journals have been assessed before publication by subject experts. This means they are the 'gold' standard in academic articles. You will be expected to use peer reviewed journal articles in your assignments.

Finding Articles on Reading Lists

Try this first

You can look up articles in OneSearch, our resource discovery service.

Put the exact title of the article in inverted commas.

If we can provide an instant link you will see the journal article displayed - click Full Text Online to access the text.

Next steps:

If we cannot provide a quick article link or it fails, then search for the name of the whole Journal instead of the article title e.g. "Journal of Common Market Studies"

For print-only journals you will be shown the location and shelfmark, so that you can locate the volume on the shelf

For electronic journals, click to link to the full journal and then navigate to the year, volume and issue that you want to see your article: or there may be an option to search for the article title provided by the online journal portal in which case key in the article in that box.

Key Databases

A Database is a bit like Google, but you only find Peer Reviewed articles, books, and other publications. Use one to find a selection of articles or other publications on a particular subject or for an assignment. 

Links to the full-text will be provided, where available, by UCD Library.

Try one of these key databases for your subject:

Finding Historical Literary Periodicals (journals)

OneSearch can be used to locate these periodicals also.

Go to OneSearch. Enter the name of the periodical and click Search

If the periodical does not appear in the first few results use the options under REFINE YOUR RESULTS on the left. Under CONTENT TYPE select More… and then Journal/eJournal from the list that appears.

If the periodical is still not visible in the results try selecting James Joyce Library or Special Collections under LIBRARY LOCATION.

Why don’t you try searching for the Edinburgh Review using these steps?

Go to an information desk in the Library if you cannot find what you need, or send an email to (your college liaison librarian).

JSTOR: Subject Searching for Articles

Watch a short tutorial on how to search for information on a subject in JSTOR:

Full Lists of Databases and eJournals

Follow these links and pick a subject to see a longer listing for your subject:

Pick your subject for a full list of eJournals

Pick your subject for a full list of databases


Search for a Journal Title

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