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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.


Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

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Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • America: History & Life
    America: History & Life provides citations and full text to articles related to the history, culture, area studies, and current affairs literature of the U.S. and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Simultaneous user limit:6. Coverage: 1964 - Present.
  • History in Context - U.S.  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    History in Context - U.S. contains United States history from pre-Colonial times to the present. Full text and citations of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary source documents; time lines; historical maps and atlases. Contains primary sources. Contains audio and video clips of historic speeches and events.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • Social Sciences Full Text
    Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including the literature of anthropology, economics, geography, law and criminology, political science, social work, and sociology. This database is full text and peer reviewed.
    Coverage: 1983 - Present. Updated: Daily.
  • Humanities Full Text
    Humanities Full Text contains full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Also includes: feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
    Coverage: 1984 - Present. Updated: Daily.
  • Archive of Americana  Icon
    Archive of Americana contains primary documents from American history. Includes: African American Newspapers 1827-1998 and Connecticut Historical Newspapers, American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I, Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800, and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, American State Papers, US Congressional Serial Set, and US Congressional Set Maps. Contains primary sources.
  • Gender Studies
    Gender Studies covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia.Contains Women's Studies International, Men's Studies, Women's Studies Abstracts and more.
 

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
america* AND (novel OR fiction)
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