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AIS 380: Research Methods: Finding Articles

A guide to library resources for students developing research proposals as part of AIS 380.

  Our Journal List

To see if a particular journal is in the Libraries' collection, or to browse journal titles by discipline, use the Our Journal List link.

Finding Articles

Use article databases to identify articles on specific topics, as well as to locate full-text electronic articles. Find them on the Articles, Indexes, and Databases page linked from the Library homepage. Remote access is available for most journals.

Multdisciplinary databases such as Academic Search Complete are a good place to start for most topics. Once you have chosen your paper topic, consult a librarian to see which databases are the best suited for your reseach. Here is a webpage detailing the technical process of obtaining a fulltext article.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Newspaper Databases




Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Social Sciences

Students whose disciplines include Communication, Criminal Justice, History, Psychology, and Sociology may find some of these databases to be a good starting point.