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Ceramics: Journals & Databases

What is an academic journal?

Journal/Periodical/Serial: any publication published regularly (includes magazines/newspapers/newsletters).

A scholarly or academic journal:  periodical containing research articles which are peer-reviewed and aimed at researchers.

Peer reviewed: every paper/article submitted to the journal is reviewed by independent experts. Papers are accepted/rejected based on quality.


LSAD Library has many journals that are available electronically, these are a fantastic source of information as they have a back catalogue of the journals as well as the most up to date editions. They have a 'search within journal'  facility which allows you to search a topic within a certain journal. You can search for a journal within 'publication finder' on the main library website page

Databases useful for Ceramics


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What's a database?

A library database is a collection of resources containing either full text documents, abstracts, citations, or chapters in books. Some databases cover a broad range of subjects, while others are specific to different subjects. The databases are accessible to all LIT students and staff 24/7. Off campus access is also available by clicking on the link and entering your account number and password.

Source: Ronald Williams Library

Online Resources

Available 24/7 wherever you are.
You can access a wide range of online resources (such as eBooks, eJournals and databases) through LIT library Discover! search at
All you need is Internet access, device and your  LIT username and password.

Ceramic Journals

LSAD has a fantastic array of print journals for your perusal.All of the current year ceramic journals are on the wooden display shelves at the end of the library. Older journals are kept in alphabetically arranged boxes at the back of the library. Some examples of our journals related to ceramics are :

The Library, Limerick Institute of Technology