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Journal Articles

  • Academic Search Premier
    Broadest search, includes 8,450 periodicals (85% scholarly/peer-reviewed). Wide range of subjects. Back to 1975.
  • MasterFile Elite
    Broad search; mix of scholarly, popular and trade. Also includes 50+ full-text reference books. Some publications available back to 1985.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    2,300 full-text journals and magazines, most with abstracts and some with audio versions. Over 1,900 peer-reviewed journals. Wide range of subjects. Publications back to 1982.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Search 4,000 periodicals, over 65% available in full text. Database covers range of scholarly, trade and popular publications. Covers a wide range of subjects; can limit to one or two of its 15 subject modules. Some publications date back to 1971.

Newspaper Articles

  • Newspapers Online
    This page provides links and coverage dates for key local and national newspapers. If you don't need an article from a specific paper, try searching one of the news aggregator databases listed, or browse additional news sources online.

Other Multidisciplinary Databases

  • ArticleFirst
    Contents pages from 16,000 journals, covering 1990 to present. Full text not included, but may be available from other sources.
  • Business Source Elite
    Over 1,000 full text journals and magazines, with some dating back as far as 1985. Includes 10,000+ company profiles, plus industry reports, market research reports, country reports, and SWOT analyses. Subject coverage may be a bit narrower than in the other databases listed here. Covers business, management, marketing, finance, economics, computer science, accounting, labor, trade, and country information.
  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
    Over 4,300 full-text journals, from a variety of open access publishers and organizations. Links to articles on host sites. All content is freely accessible to the public.
  • ECO: Electronic Collections Online
    Indexes over 6,300 journals across a wide range of subjects. Subjects covered include nursing, health, nutrition, sociology, gerontology, psychology, criminal justice, women's studies, history, literature, communication, education, religion, and philosophy.
  • Google Scholar
    Google's index to scholarly materials on the web. Search results include books, journal articles, dissertations, theses, and conference papers, covering a wide variety of subjects. Links out to content on host sites; some content may be restricted or fee-based. Do not pay for any article! Consult Mahoney Library's Online & Print Journals List to find out if we have any access (print or online in another database). If we do not have access, submit an Interlibrary Loan Request.
  • Sage Premier Journals
    Collection of 450 full-text, peer-reviewed journals, covering a broad range of subjects, including sociology, anthropology, psychology, criminology, political science, economics, education, management, computer science, physics, biochemistry, health sciences, nursing, religion, ethics, music, linguistics, African Studies and Asia/Pacific Studies.
  • Science Direct Journals
    Searches over 2,000 journals, over half are available with full-text. Subjects covered include agricultural and biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, Earth and environmental sciences, energy, engineering, materials science, physics, mathematics, medicine, nursing, health, pharmacology, arts and humanities, business and management, economics and finance, psychology and social sciences.

Dissertations, Theses, Conference Papers/Presentations

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Over 750,000 downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics.
  • WorldCat Dissertations
    A subset of WorldCat, this database searches all of the dissertations and theses cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Many of these dissertations and theses are available electronically, at no charge, from the publishing institution.
  • Papers First
    Index of papers presented at conferences, workshops and symposia worldwide, covering 1993 to present. Full text not included but may be available on the web.
  • Proceedings
    Index of worldwide conference proceedings, covering 1993 to present. Full text not included but may be available on the web.



Reference Books

Library of Congress Subject Headings, 2005 (REF 025.4 L697)

Call Numbers

000's - upper floor, right side
Computer Science, Bibliographies, Encyclopedias

100's - upper floor, right side
Philosophy, Psychology

200's - upper floor, right side
Religion, Christianity, Biblical Studies, World Religions

300's - upper floor, right side
Social Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, Culture, Statistics, Political Science, Civil Rights, Economics, Law, Criminology, Education, Communication, Transportation, Customs, Folklore

400's - upper floor, left side
English, Dictionaries, Foreign Languages, Grammar

500's - upper floor, left side
Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences

600's - upper floor, left side
Medicine, Health, Nursing, Nutrition, Food, Agriculture, Engineering, Agriculture, Management, Advertising, Accounting

700's - upper floor, left side
Arts, Art History, Music, Architecture, Recreation, Sport

800's - upper floor, left side
Literature, Rhetoric

900's - upper floor, left side
Geography, History, Biography

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