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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

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

  • SciFinder
    SciFinder contains information about substances, including chemical structures, chemical names, CAS Registry NumbersĀ®, properties, commercial availability and regulatory information; reaction schemes, experimental procedures, conditions, yields, solvents, catalysts, as well as commercial availability of substances; and references to chemistry and related science information found in journals, patents, dissertations and more. Note: Requires individual login.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science searches Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Biosis Previews, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
    Coverage: 1970 - Present. Updated: Weekly.
  • Science Journals  Icon
    Science Journals contains full text and citations in general science. Subjects include: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Chemistry. Includes: charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements. Contains images. Coverage: 1986 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • 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
  • General Science Abstracts
    Covers the natural and applied sciences, with citations and abstracts and some linked full text. Indexes academic and trade journals, books, and conference proceedings.
  • AccessScience  Icon  Icon
    An up-to-date gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended encyclopedia articles and journal citations in biology, earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and beyond. With dictionary definitions, study guides, images, and videos.
  • All Databases for Chemistry . . .
 

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:
"Latin America*" AND (democracy OR politics)
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