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Where to Find Scholarly Sources
The library has subscriptions to databases containing scholarly articles in many subject areas, and articles from popular magazines and newspapers. Databases featured in this box are particularly useful for finding information in the field of Physics. Should you need help finding sources, please consult a librarian.
Academic Search Complete
A great starting point for research. Scholarly, multi-discipline, full-text journal database designed specifically for academic institutions. Covers the social sciences, education, computer sciences, engineering, language & linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Includes full-page images & color-embedded images. Contains over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals, nearly 9,100 full-text journals, and full-text for more than 7,900 peer-reviewed journals.
Online resource of more than one million high-quality images in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Also includes a set of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes. Provides over 1.6 million digital images.
Humanities International Index
Provides citation information for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems and fiction. Photographs, paintings and illustrations are also referenced. Cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more 2,300 journals and contains more than 2.9 million records.
JSTOR: Journals, primary sources, and books
JSTOR provides electronic access to back runs of more than 2,000 important scholarly journals, more than 60,000 e-books, and over 2 million primary sources. Search by subject or browse full text of scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social science and life sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.
Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields, beginning in 1940. Covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. Contains information from over 680 journals from more than 50 countries.
Full-text of hundreds of journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences from scholarly publishers, mostly university presses. Some books also included. Provides 17 research areas ranging from Area and Ethnic Studies to Women's Studies, Gender and Sexuality.
Worldcat@SU has the ability to search for books, audiovisual materials, and journals as well as for articles in our most popular, multi-disciplinary databases (Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, and Project Muse).
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Be aware, you may THINK you know all about Google Scholar, but there are probably some aspects that will surprise you. Always wear your Critical Thinking Hat when using Google to find information.
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