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 databases can be found under Subject Guides.

Library Search Engine - Basics tutorial (short video) ​​​​
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How to search for articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers

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. If you are supposed to be using scholarly peer reviewed journals you would also take one more step. Under "Format" select "Academic Journals"
  3. Now you are ready to enter your search terms in the main search bar

Some entries have full text via the database.
For others, click on findit.gif to gain access or request a copy through Interlibrary Loan


  Identifying Scholarly Journals


 Databases for Scholarly Articles

Use the below resources as well as the library's search bar to find articles engaging in scholarly discourse about authors and their works.

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.

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

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
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.