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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.

  • Global Issues in Context
    Global Issues in Context is a non-U.S. centric resource that provides information and analysis on a variety of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues, from a global perspective.
  • Social Sciences Full Text
    Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including the literature of anthropology, economics, geography, law and criminology, political science, social work, and sociology. This database is full text and peer reviewed.
    Coverage: 1983 - Present. Updated: Daily.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)  Icon  Icon
    CIAO is a source for theory and research in International Affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes.
    Coverage: 1991 - Present. Updated: Monthly.
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
    ATLA Religion Database provides full text of major religion and theology journals. All major religious faiths, major denominations, and language groups are included. Areas include: Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, missions, ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; and theology, philosophy, and ethics.
    Coverage: 1949 - Present.
  • 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.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    LexisNexis Academic includes mostly full-text news, business, and law databases.

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:
"human rights" AND (genocid* or darfur)
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