Encyclopedias & Dictionaries online
These databases are a good starting point for your research because they cover a range of subjects.
Need Help? See the How to Find Articles guide for tips locating and evaluating articles.
- Academic Search Premier
Scholarly and popular articles from journals, magazines and newspapers covering a wide variety of subject areas.
- LexisNexis Academic
Full-text coverage of US and worldwide newspapers. Also provides television and radio broadcast transcripts.
Full-text e-journal collection provides access to academic journals in fields that may be concerned with family issues such as family studies, psychology and sociology.Note: Not for current coverage of a topic. Journals can be two or more years old.
- Project Muse
Like JSTOR, this e-journal collection provides full-text access to academic journals in a variety of fields. Unlike JStor journals are more current.
Use subject specific databases to find scholarly and trade literature published by the experts (those that work in the professions and academic disciplines) concerned with your topic.
The database only gives me a citation, or just an abstract. How do I find the full text?
The button lets you know if the full-text of the article is available:
- online through another library database.
- in print by doing a search in the Library Catalog.
- available via interlibrary loan by making an ILLiad request.