Access to journal articles is through the databases. Search your topic in the databases to get citations for articles either full text online or from our print journal collection.
This table lists a few databases that are great places to start your search. If you have any questions, stop by the Service Desk, call us at 617-879-2222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Academic Search Premier||Multidisciplinary|
|Opposing Viewpoints in Context||Current Events and Hot Topics|
|Subject Specific Databases||Disciplines|
|Sage Journals Online||Social Sciences|
|SocINDEX||Social Sciences and Social Work|
|Gale Literary Sources||Literature Studies|
|U.S. History in Context||History|
|Medline||Medical and Biosciences|
|Biography in Context||Biography|
|LGBT Life||LGBT Issues|
|Lexis-Nexis Academic||Legal and News|
Not sure which database to use? The Research Guides organize databases by subject to help identify a starting point.
A to Z
Use this alphabetical list of all of our more than 40 databases if you already know a good database to use for your search.
Find a Journal in Full Text Online
If you know which journal an article is in you can check to see if we have access to the full text of the article online. Search the journal title in the eJournal Finder to get links to available sources for the full text.
Find Print Journals
Not everything is online! Some journals do not have online versions, and even for journals that do, articles from around 1995 and earlier may not be in digital format. For articles you identify in your database searches that are not available full-text online, search for the journal title in the search box below to see if the journal in which your article appears is in our print journal collection on Floor 3.
If the Wheelock Library doesn't have the articles you are looking for, we can get them for you free of charge. Requests may be submitted via the ILL Article Request Form.
If you are having trouble accessing the databases from an off-site location, see our Database Access page for help.