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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
    A collection of readings on global issues, conflicts, and news. Subject areas include sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, and English composition. Contains video and other multimedia files.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)  Icon  Icon
    CIAO is a source for research in international affairs. Includes a range of materials from 1991 onward, including university institute working papers, foundation-funded research projects, papers from NGOs, proceedings from conferences, policy briefs, books, journals, and original case studies written by international affairs experts.

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
    Citations and full-text articles from major religion and theology journals, produced by the American Theological Library Association.
  • CQ Researcher  Icon
    Reporting and analysis of domestic and international issues in the news, including health, social trends, criminal justice, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports include background and chronology; tables and maps; and a pro-con debate. Simultaneous user limit:50.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
      
    Provides comprehensive news content from domestic and international sources, including current coverage and deep archives. Also a source of federal and state cases and statutes, with U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790, and business information on U.S. and international companies.
 

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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