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Distance Learning: Articles & Databases

This guide offers an introduction to library services; tools and tips for research, writing, and citation; and key resources for distance education students.

Find Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

The Libraries have journals, magazines, and newspapers in print, microform, and electronic formats. There are lots of different ways to access these materials, but here are some suggestions.

  • If you're just getting started or if you're looking for new resources: 
    • Use Scout to search for your topic, then use the limiters on the left side of the page to narrow your results.
  • If you are looking for a particular journal, newspaper, or magazine:
    • Check to see if we have it in electronic format by using the E-Journals search. 
    • If we don't, or if you want to see all the formats in which it is available, use Scout to search for the title. This usually works best when you place the title in quotation marks: "Journal of International Affairs".
  • If you are looking for a specific article:
    • Use Scout or Google Scholar to search for the article title (in quotation marks works best: "Voter Participation and Strategic Uncertainty").
    • Use the E-Journals search or Scout to search for the publication in which it appeared then search by title, author, date, volume, number, etc.

You can also go directly to the Libraries' 300+ databases for online access to articles and other content.

Databases

The sources listed below contain both scholarly and popular materials. Visit the Libraries' database page to find additional resources by subject or type, browse by alphabet, or view the general purpose databases.

Newspapers

You can also go directly to newspaper databases for online access to articles and other content. If you're looking for more, go to the databases page and select Newspapers from the list of item types.

Scout Search

Use Scout to search for books, journals, articles, and more.

Find Databases

Visit the databases page to search by subject or type, browse by alphabet, or view all databases.