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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.

  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
    Provides access to English translation bilingual dictionaries for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Listen online to hear the correct pronunciation of words.
    Large collection of French digitized texts from the 12th to the 20th Centuries, including the first edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclop├ędie.
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
    Collection of author biographies, plot summaries, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic texts, and author interviews. Incorporates the MLA International Bibliography.
  • All Databases for Modern Languages and Literature . . .

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:
"Albert Camus " AND (existential* OR philosoph*)
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