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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

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

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

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 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.

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

Periodical Holdings In Print PDF

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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