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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.

  • Mango Languages
    Mango Languages is an interactive language lesson tool focused on practical, common conversation skills. Includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
    Updated: Regularly
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
    The Oxford Language Dictionaries Online provide access to English translation dictionaries for Russian, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese. Each volume contains hundreds of thousands of words and translations, notes on meaning and usage, and enhanced features like verb tables. The Chinese and Russian dictionaries also have online keyboard features for typing Chinese and Russian characters.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • Humanities Full Text
    Humanities Full Text contains full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Also includes: feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
    Coverage: 1984 - Present. Updated: Daily.
    ARTFL, produced by the University of Chicago, contains French texts from the 12th to the 20th Centuries, the first edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie, digitized French resources and numerous other full-text resources.
    Coverage: 12th Century - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • Literary Reference Center Plus (replaces LION)
    Contains MLA Bibliography, full text journal articles, reference books and more on a wide range of literature and literary criticism.
  • NewspaperDirect Press Display  Icon
    NewspaperDirect Press Display offers full-color page images of nearly newspapers from all around the world in English and foreign languages. Provides reproduction of entire paper, including photos and advertisements. Contains today’s edition and archives past three months.Contains images. Simultaneous user limit:3
    Coverage: Previous 60 Days - Present. Updated: Daily.

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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