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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.

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Did you know...

Did you know?...


Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    SocINDEX with Full Text offers coverage of sociology, subdisciplines and closely related areas, including abortion, criminology/criminal justice, demography, ethnic/racial/gender studies, marriage and family, political sociology, religion, rural/urban sociology, social development, social psychology, structure, & work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research and theory, substance abuse and other addictions, violence and many others.
  • AnthroSource
    From the American Anthropological Association, a selection of scholarly full-text anthropology journals, newsletters, and books that cover the breadth of the discipline.
  • Social Science Journals
    Social Science Journals contains full text and citations covering the social sciences including subjects: anthropology, communication science, demography, economics, education, political science, policy studies, psychology, social work, and sociology. Coverage: 1994- Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • Gender Studies
    Combines the Women’s Studies International and the Men’s Studies databases with an additional coverage of sexual diversity issues. Contains professional journals, conference papers, theses, books, and government reports.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Covers the major areas of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, with many full-text and peer-reviewed journals and a growing number of ebooks.
  • All Databases for Sociology & Anthropology . . .

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:
(greed OR avarice) AND conflict*
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