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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:

  • 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
  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE is a database on human beings and the environment. Topics include global warming, recycling, alternate fuel sources, global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more. Contains both scholarly and general interest articles.
    Coverage: Varies - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • CQ Researcher  Icon
    CQ Researcher provides coverage of domestic and international affairs. Reports provide: an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources. Simultaneous user limit:50
    Coverage: 1991 - 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.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR archives images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscription includes: Life Sciences Collection (which includes Biological Science, Ecology & Botany and Health & General Sciences), Arts and Sciences Collections I through XII (which includes many disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences including: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Area Studies, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, Education, Feminist & Women’s Studies, Film Studies, History, Language & Literature, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Religion, and Technology.) and many individual journal titles.
    Updated: Continually.
  • 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.
 

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" AND Extinction) AND (Geography OR Geology)

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