SPECPRO 000: McNair Scholars

Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject

Sample Databases for Scholarly Articles

  • ProQuest Social Sciences
    An interdisciplinary metasearch through 22 of the the social sciences indexes on the ProQuest platform. Includes EconLit, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, PAIS, PsycInfo, Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts and more.
  • Web of Science
    Indexes over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, providing searching of footnoted citations. Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index. For more guidance on using this database see the following tutorials: Creating Alerts and Creating an RSS Feed.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
    Indexes over 6,000 journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications covering agricultural biotechnology, air quality, aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, pollution, risk assessment, safety science, toxicology, water pollution, waste management, and water resource issues. Includes 13 subfiles such as: Ecology Abstracts, Health and Safety Science Abstracts, Pollution Abstracts and Water Resources Abstracts.

Sample Searches - Articles

Academic Search Complete - interdisciplinary

Library home > Articles > General Article databases > Academic Search Complete

women of color  (select a field - optional)
military(select a field - optional)

look for other useful search terms; retry search with subject terms

women of color  (select a field - optional)
military or "armed forces" (subject terms)

women  (select a field- optional)
military or "armed forces" (subject terms)
black* or "of color" or hispanic* or latin* (select a field - optional)

* = truncation symbol/wildcard  child* = child childs children childhood childish, etc.

ProQuest Social Sciences - multiple social science databases

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject >Ethnic Studies > ProQuest Social Sciences

latino* or hispanic*  (keywords)
college* or universit* keywords)
academic success (keywords)

latino* or hispanic*  (all fields - no full text)
college* or universit* all fields - no full text))
academic success (all fields - no full text))

use official subject terms or descriptors - to narrow search results down to items that are really about that subject:

 

Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

UC e-Links image

For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

About JSTOR!

Library home > Articles > General Article Databases > JSTOR

Everyone Loves JSTOR:

  • interdisciplinary
  • scholarly
  • full text available AND searchable - you may find topics you won't find elsewhere because they're only part of an article on a related topic
  • covers journals from their earliest publication dates

CAUTIONS:

  • DOES NOT INCLUDE THE LAST 3-5 YEARS of a journal!  not good for contemporary topics!
  • doesn't include as many journals in a particular discipline as the discipline-specific database (example: MLA Bibliography for literature)
Last Update: September 12, 2013 11:10