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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.

  • Political Science Complete
    This database provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Subject areas include organizational studies, peace and conflict studies, economics, human rights, and public policy and administration. Coverage: 1958-present.
  • International Political Science Abstracts
    Abstracts of political science articles published in thousands of journals and yearbooks from around the world. The abstracts are in English, regardless of the original language of the article. Simultaneous user limit: 4
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)  Icon  Icon
    CIAO is a source for research in international affairs. Includes a range of materials from 1991 onward, including university institute working papers, foundation-funded research projects, papers from NGOs, proceedings from conferences, policy briefs, books, journals, and original case studies written by international affairs experts.
  • Global Issues in Context
    A collection of readings on global issues, conflicts, and news. Subject areas include sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, and English composition. Contains video and other multimedia files.
  • History in Context - U.S.  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents, and scholarly analysis that covers the most-studied events and issues in U.S. history. Contains image galleries of seals, maps, and flags; video and audio from NBC, NPR and other reliable sources; and opposing viewpoint essays.
  • History in Context - World  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents, and scholarly analysis that covers over 5,000 years of world history from antiquity to the present. Contains historical maps, atlases, and other images; video and audio selections from archival newsreels to NPR; and opposing viewpoint essays.
  • All Databases for Politics . . .
 

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:
("health care" OR "medical care") AND (law* OR bill*)
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