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Finding Articles

Don't just Google for articles--you've got OhioLINK! And if you need an article that's not available in full text, you can request a free copy of it through Interlibrary Loan.

Where to Look First

Academic Search Complete(for off campus access click here)

The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study.

OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center

OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is the first place Ohio’s college students and researchers go to find the latest journal articles. It contains millions of full-text articles in 10,000 journals from large publishers like Elsevier Science/Academic Press and Wiley Blackwell, to small presses like Kluwer Law and Berkeley Electronic Press. In 2012, patrons downloaded nearly four million full-text articles in OhioLINK’s collection. There are 8,000 more journals available at publishers’ sites, where millions more articles are downloaded annually. Content is funded through a combination of OhioLINK central funds and member library contributions.

EBSCOHost Web(for off-campus access click here)

Go here to see the full list of EBSCO research services.

Google Scholar

A free index of full-text journal articles, technical reports, preprints, theses, books, and other documents, including selected Web pages that are deemed by Google to be 'scholarly.' An especially useful feature is that once you find an article, Google Scholar also provides citations and abstracts for other articles that have cited it.

Digital Commons Network

Brings together scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges, providing open access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings and other original scholarly work. This constantly growing body of publications is curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, and represents thousands of disciplines and subject areas—from Architecture to Zoology.

Newspaper Source(for off-campus access click here)

Provides full text for 185 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for 392 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
A list of the the library's collection of journals, magazines and newspapers in print and microfilm format.

Check these Subject Pages for more resources

FAQs about Finding Articles

An article I need is not available in full text on our databases--how do I get a copy of it?

If OhioLINK's databases do not provide the full text of an article you need, you can order a free copy of it through the Library's Interlibrary Loan page.

My professor wants me to find articles from 'peer-reviewed' journals--what does that mean?

Peer-reviewed (also called 'scholarly') journals are published by people who are experts in their field. The articles in these journals must first be reviewed by other scholars (their 'peers') for accuracy and relevance before being published. Peer-reviewed journals are the basic way scholars share knowledge and ideas within their disciplines.

How do I cite an article in footnotes or bibliographies?

Check the links on the Citations page for help with this, and for more help ask the librarian (440.375.7403).

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