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ENG 023 - McClure: Library Databases

WHERE DO I FIND ARTICLES?


Databases for Magazine and Journal Articles

 

Start at the Library Home page. In the OMNISEARCH box in the center, at the bottom of the box is a link called

Articles and Databases portal

Databases with articles from Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers:

  • Academic Search Complete from EBSCO. Almost all the entries in this database have the article attached, which means it is a "full-text" database.  Also, it is part of the EBSCOHost interface, so you can use MY EBSCO to save the citations.  If you don't know about MY EBSCO, you should register at the "Sign In" tab at the top and set up an account.
  • Research Library from Proquest, like Academic Search Complete, is a database that has magazines, newspapers, and journals on all subjects. The information goes from everyday knowledge to highly complex research journals.

Newspapers:

  • Newsbank   If you are working on a topic that is VERY current, you might wish to get some background information from U.S. newspapers. This database indexes all major city and smaller city newspapers in the U.S.A.

Database of reports:

  • CQ Researcher publishes 44 reports each year on contemporary, social, and political topics. Each report is the equivalent of approximatly 20 pages. Includes extensive bibliographies, websites and other resources.

Database with only scholarly journals:

  • JSTOR  This database has scholarly articles on all subjets. Most of the citations have articles attached.

Omnisearch

Omnisearch is the box at the end of the search box

It searches all the major library databases and the library catalog all at once.

This is a good place to start your search -- to see how much information is out there and what databases would be good for your topic. 

This is a database powered by EBSCO software, so you will notice many of the navigation skills are the same.

Can't find it? Use Interlibrary Loan

If you find an article citation in a journal database, but not the article itself, use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Same goes for books from the Library Catalog. You can get it using ILLiad.

If you are using ILLiad for the first time, you will need the 16-digit number from your KU ID card that starts out 622001...  to get an account.