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These databases are designed to help you identify relevant periodical articles through keyword or subject searches.  In most cases there will be links to either the online version of the article or a listing of the library's holdings.  If you are not sure, you may check the library's Periodical Holdings List and/or its alphabetical list of article databases.  These databases are listed in the order in which the library recommends them.

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SocIndex with full text iconebscohost icon

SocIndex with Full Text. Indexes, with abstracts, 590 "core journals" back to 1895 in all fields of sociology, including anthropology, criminology, demography, and urban studies.



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African American Newspaper iconnewsbank icon

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998. Searchable full-text of some 270 newspapers, including seven from Ohio. Coverage begins Freedom's Journal, the first African American newspaper published in the U.S. in 1827.

No Off Campus Access


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Bibliography of Asian Studies. Indexes journal articles, books, chapters, proceedings, and other materials related to Asian studies and published in Western languages. Includes the most recetn 20 years of the print version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971-1991) and, since 1991, citations to all articles in the 100 most-used journals in Asian studies.

No Off Campus Access



bibliography of native north americans iconEBSCOhost icon

Bibliography of Native North Americans. Indexes books, essays, journal articles, and government documents related to all aspects of native North American history, culture, and life.



Academic Search Complete iconebscohost icon

Academic Search Complete. Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts some 9,300 periodicals, both popular and scholarly. Provides full-text to more than 5,300 journals.

ISI Web of Science iconthomas reuters icon

ISI Web of Science. Part of the Web of Knowledge platform, this is the combined database of the Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Searchable by keyword and author, but more importantly by cited reference.



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Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Searchable, full-text issues of journals from a number of major publishers. More than 7,000 journals are available.


JSTOR iconJSTOR icon

JSTOR. Fully searchable full-text of nearly 1,000 scholarly journals. JSTOR provides back files to the first issue of a journal, but stops 3 to 5 years before the current publication year. Covers all disciplines.



Lexis Nexis Academic iconLexis Nexis icon

LexisNexis Academic Universe. More than 5,000 sources provide full-text coverage of business, law, medicine and health, news, and general reference sources.



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