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Article Finder


Searching for journal articles can be a complicated process, especially given the number of databases we have to use.  We have developed this guide to help you. 

If you are looking for general interest and popular articles, you should use General OneFile.  It has over 5,000 full-text magazine, newspaper, and reference book titles for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.  Enter a search into the box below and you will be searching both of these databases.

If you are looking for an article in an academic journal then use Academic OneFile and Expanded Academic ASAP.  From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, these databases meet research needs across all academic disciplines.  Enter a search into the box below and you will be searching both of these databases.

If you want to find a biography of a famous or even semi-famous person, try Biography In Context.  This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources and hundreds of periodicals. 

If you want to search the Historical Boston Globe back to 1872, you can do it by entering your library card number in the box when prompted.

If you can't find the article you're looking for and you're sure you know the title of the journal or newspaper, you may just not be searching in the right database.  Go to the EJournal Finder and enter the title of the journal.  If it's in one of the databases that we subscribe to, it will tell you which one and allow you to link to it.

Also our newest database, JSTOR, carries full-text from thousands of journals that may not be contained in any of the above databases.  Try it!  You might find something here that is no where else.

Finally, if after all this you still can't find what you are looking for, you can ask a Research Librarian to try to find the article for you.  If we find the article, we can either print it out for you to pick up or email it to you at home in pdf format.