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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.


Did you know...

Did you know?...


Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.

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

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

  • America: History & Life
    Covers the history, culture, and current affairs of the United States and Canada, with citations, full text journal articles, and books. Simultaneous user limit: 6.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Includes newspapers, general interest magazines, and scholarly journals of the ethnic and minority press. Publications provide both national and regional coverage and are mainly in full text. Indexed by ethnic group ( African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Multi-Ethnic; and Native People.) Simultaneous user limit: 2.
  • Archive of Americana  Icon
    This group of historical collections includes America’s Historical Imprints; America’s Historical Newspapers; American State Papers; and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994, with maps.
  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998  Icon
    Digitized content from dozens of historical newspapers, with unique perspectives on African American history and culture.
  • Black Newspapers  Icon
    Full-text primary source material from African-American newspapers, covering culture, history, politics, and the arts from 1893 to 2005.
  • All Databases for Black Studies. . .

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:
"Martin Luther King, Jr." AND (speech* OR sermon*)
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Watch this tutorial below to learn how to find full-text articles.

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