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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.

  • Web of Science
    Web of Science searches Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Biosis Previews, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
    Coverage: 1989 - Present. Updated: Weekly.
  • Science Journals  Icon
    Science Journals contains full text and citations in general science. Subjects include: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Chemistry. Includes: charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements. Contains images.
    Coverage: 1986 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier offers full-text journals spanning a broad range of areas of academic study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • AccessScience  Icon  Icon
    AccessScience content includes: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes: Biographies, news, and study center. Contains images and video.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • Science in Context  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Science in Context contains articles from full text academic journals, science-related magazines and newspapers, multimedia records including pictures, and illustrations.Contains audio and video clips and images.
    Updated: Regularly.
 

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:
("lenses" OR "fiber optics ") AND laser*
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