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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.

  • 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.
  • America: History & Life
    Covers the history, culture, and current affairs of the United States and Canada, with citations, full text journal articles, and books. Simultaneous user limit: 6.
  • LGBT Life
    Indexing and abstracts for world literature on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Sources include academic, cultural, lifestyle, and regional publications, with reference books, newsletters, case studies, and speeches.
  • 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.
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Humanities Source New!
    Humanities Source contains scholarly articles on a wide range of topics with the Humanities, including: Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Literary and Social Criticism, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion. In addition to journal articles, the database also contains obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, and plays.
  • All Databases for Women, Gender & Sexual Studies . . .

Did you know...

Did you know the Library subscribes to the magazine The Advocate ?

If a popular source is permissable for your research, the print version of The Advocate is located in the lower level of the Library.  For over 40 years, The Advocate has been the premier LGBT newsmagazine in the US. 

We also now carry print copies of Out and Instinct.


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:
"civil right* " AND (sex OR gender)
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