Find journal articles in databases

In addition to databases listed below a full list of databases available through the library are listed in Databases A to Z and other subject specific databaes can be found under Subject Guides.

Library Search Engine - Basics tutorial (short video) ​​​​
Library Search Engine - Advanced Techniques tutorial (short video) ​​​​


Searching for articles:
You can search the library's database for articles HERE

  1. Before you start your search always be sure to check the box in the right hand column to "Limit to articles from peer-reviewed journals
  2. Next scroll slightly down that right hand column to "Format" and click the X to the right of "Book Reviews" to remove book reviews from your search which are not scholarly articles. 
  3. After applying these limitation you can then click "Retain Current Filters" under the central search bar and enter your search terms. 


Some entries have full text via the database.
For others, click on findit.gif to determine


After clicking on the "Find it" button one of 3 things will happen

  1. You will be linked directly to the article
  2. There will be a blue button "Full text online" that you can click to access the article
  3. There will be a blue button "Request scan" which will allow you to request the article through interlibary loan. 

  Identifying Scholarly Journals


  Find Specific Articles or Browse Specific Journals


 General

JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

Project Muse
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides citations and abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings in all major disciplines. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article.

 Literary

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Provides citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. International in scope; coverage from 1926 to the present. Includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.

 History

America: History and Life (EBSCO)  Tutorial
Indexes the literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes citations for journal and magazine articles, book reviews, and dissertations. Abstracts of journal articles are included together with selected full-text. Indexing goes back to 1964.

 Psych & Science

PsycINFO (ProQuest)  Tutorial
Provides abstracts and indexing to journals, books, book chapters, technical reports and dissertations in all areas of psychology. This database is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA). International in scope; coverage is from 1887 to the present.

Web of Science (Clarivate)  Tutorial
Provides access to the Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceeding Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus. Search for scholarly articles in any discipline, or for articles that cite a known author or work. Coverage varies.