First, choose a database* from the library's home page. The library subscribes to over 100 on line databases--some general and some very subject specific. While some databases provide full-text articles, others offer only an abstract or a citation. A citation gives you the information that you need to look up the article: author, title, name of journal, publication date, volume and issue. An abstract is a short summary of the article in addition to the citation.
* What is a database?? It is a searchable list of thousands of journal and magazine articles - sometimes with links to the full-text of the article.
View all of the library's databases at Databases A - Z or Databases by Subject. You can also determine if the library has access to a particular magazine or journal full-text on line by checking Full-Text Journal Links.
Databases that will be especially useful for this FYS class are:
Second, if the article is NOT available full-text, you can find location and other information about journals in the library's On line Catalog. The journal may be available in print or microfilm. If the library does not own a journal, you can request it via Get it!--but remember that it may take up to 10 days to arrive.