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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.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Selected Databases

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

  • Biology Journals
    Biology Journals provide access to scholarly articles on a wide range of biology topics.
    Coverage: 1992 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • BIOSIS Previews
    BIOSIS Previews contains citations to the journal and book literature in the life sciences fields. Journal content from Biological Abstracts with supplemental, non-journal coverage from Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings). Simultaneous user limit:10
    Coverage: 1998 - Present. Updated: Monthly.
  • Environment Complete
    Environment Complete contains scholarly and popular sources on several areas of Environmental Studies, including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning.
    Coverage: 1888 - Present. Updated: Regularly
  • JSTOR Global Plants  Icon
    JSTOR Global Plants provides access to plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials. Also provides ability to measure and record plant specimens, share observations and objects with colleagues and classmates, and investigate global plant biodiversity. Contains images.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • Science in Context  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Science in Context contains articles from full text academic journals, science-related magazines and newspapers, multimedia records including pictures, and illustrations.Contains audio and video clips and images.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science searches Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Biosis Previews, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
    Coverage: 1989 - Present. Updated: Weekly.

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:
("global warming " OR "climate change") AND penguin*
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Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.


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