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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.

  • Film and Television Index w/ Full Text
    A comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film, including theory, preservation and restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, and technical aspects. Includes journal articles, books, and Variety movie reviews.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for hundreds of journals and trade publications, with many articles in full-text. Includes current and historical issues, and covers all aspects of communications including broadcasting, linguistics, and journalism.
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Humanities Source New!
    Humanities Source contains scholarly articles on a wide range of topics with the Humanities, including: Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Literary and Social Criticism, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion. In addition to journal articles, the database also contains obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, and plays.
  • Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols and Ideas  Icon
    Contains information on popular culture in America, both past and present. Covers a wide variety of topics such as consumer culture, fashion, entertainment and performance arts, the visual arts, food and drink, recreation and leisure, technology, and sports. Includes cultural overview essays broken down by decade and provides images, maps, and videos.
  • All Databases for Film, Television, and Media Arts . . .

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:
(films OR movies OR "motion pictures") AND (animals or pets)
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