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Periodicals Resources

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Periodicals, Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

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Online Journal Locator: Use this database to find out if a specific magazine or journal is available online. – May require SIS username and password

Librarian’s Choices

CQ Researcher: Research reports on today’s issues in the news

EBSCOhost Research Databases: Offer a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers

Issues & ControversiesFacts on File helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Provides information on social issues with access to topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles

ProQuest: Provides access to documents from subjects such as the arts, business, health & medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, & the social sciences

SIRS Researcher: Online access to full-text articles and Internet resources from SIRS Researcher®, SIRS Government Reporter®, SIRS Renaissance®, SIRS WebSelect™ and SIRS Interactive Citizenship™


The following are other commonly used databases. For a more detailed list of all resources see the Library Resources list.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals

Annual Reviews: Full-text journals in the biological and medical sciences, the physical sciences, and the social sciences; Coverage: 1996 to the present

Cambridge Journals Online: Over 250 peer-reviewed academic journals, containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas

Factiva: Full-text for business publications, Reuters and Dow Jones newswires, and the Wall Street Journal

Facts-on-File – Issues and Controversies: Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture

Facts on File – World News Digest: Brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print

FirstSearch: Journal articles (citations) with several databases in broad-based academic disciplines

Literature Resource Center: Full-text literature reference database with biographical, bibliographical, and critical content

New England Journal of Medicine:  Health-related research articles, images, and multi-media videos

New York Times Topics: Topic pages that collect all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from Madonna to Myanmar; available without charge on articles going back to 1981

NewsBank: America’s News:  Comprehensive news and information at the local, state, regional and national levels.  Search a single newspaper, a select group of sources, or the entire collection of nearly 2,700 full-text news sources

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers and selective full text for more than 410 U.S. newspapers

OVID: Full-text resources for nursing students and education

Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press):  Offers online access to periodical titles in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.  The full text of these online journals is generally available for the past several years, though abstracts of articles date back additional years.

Periodical Holdings In Print PDF

Project Muse:  Started as a not-for-profit project by Johns Hopkins University Press, it provides online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Full text of most journals are covered from the past 10-15 years.

ScienceDirect is a full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters in science, technology, engineering, math, and key health science disciplines. (Elsevier)

Ulrich’s Periodical DirectoryListing of most journals/magazines/periodicals in print worldwide

Web News (EBSCO): Near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics

Wiley Online Library: Multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities

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