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. 

  Find Specific Articles or Browse Specific Journals


  Identifying Scholarly Journals


 Databases for Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Articles

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.

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.

Literature Criticism Online (Gale)
Provides compilations of literary criticism. Includes the complete runs of Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Features a digital library of English and American poetry, drama, and prose. Provides access to literary criticism indexed in ABELL and MLA International Bibliography and includes selective access to the full text of academic journals. Also includes full text access to a collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and biographical dictionaries.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Provides full text access to critical essays, work and topic overviews, texts from literary magazines, biographies, and more. Covers a wide range of authors including novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists.