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English, Drama, Film and Creative Writing: Journal Articles and Databases

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

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.

Search for a Journal Title

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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.

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: