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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.

  • Computing
    Computing contains scholarly and trade publications as well as consumer titles on topics that include: Artificial intelligence, computer games, computer graphics, computer networks, computer programming, computer security, computer systems, database management, electronic data processing, hardware, information science and information theory, and software.
    Coverage: 1990 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • Applied Science & Technology Index
    Applied Science & Technology Index provides citations and abstracts to international and English language periodicals, covering engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer technology.
  • Web of Science
    Coverage: 1989-Present. Updated: Weekly. Searches Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Biosis Previews, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier offers full-text journals spanning a broad range of areas of academic study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • AccessScience  Icon  Icon
    Updated: Regularly. Content includes: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes: Biographies, news, and study center. Also contains images and video.
 

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:
(AI or "artificial intelligence") AND (education* or instruction*)
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