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Periodical Article Databases

General/Multidisciplinary

Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

Consumer Reports (an electronic version of this well-known magazine; provides full-text coverage and images as well from 1991 to the present)

Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAG] (free journal articles; strongest in the sciences)

Google Scholar (books, articles, conference proceedings in all disciplines)

JSTOR (non-current academic journals in all subjects) (Arts and Sciences I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, and Music Collection)

MasterFILE Premier (full-text articles from 1,700 non-academic periodicals)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (periodical articles on controversial issues)

Points of View Reference Center (periodical articles on controversial issues)

Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (indexes over 450 popular magazines and provides full-text articles from 250 of these titles)

TOPICsearch (various kinds of publications on all subjects)

Vocational and Career Collection (over 300 trade and industry-related periodicals)

Art

Art Full Text (hundreds of journals, many of them including complete articles, covering art history, interior design, photography, and film)

Biography

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)

Biography Index Past and Present (information about notable people primarily from magazine articles; generally provides only citations, but occasionally includes full-text articles)

Biography Reference Bank (information about notable people from periodical articles and biographical dictionaries)

Current Biography Illustrated (focuses on information about celebrities)

Biology

Agricola (citations to articles, but NOT full-text articles, from agriculture-related documents)

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus  (almost 400 journals, over 100 of them including full-text articles, covering all aspects of biology and agriculture)

BioOne Complete (full-text articles from over 200 biology journals)

GreenFILE (information on the environment from academic, government, and general interest resources; most references include ONLY ABSTRACTS of the articles)

Business

Business Abstracts with Full Text (full-text articles from over 500 business-related magazines and academic journals)

Business Source Premier (one of the largest and best-known databases for research in all aspects of business; includes full-text articles from more than 2k academic journals and magazines in this field)

Regional Business News (made up mostly of full-text articles from 80-ish regional business publications)

Small Business Reference Center (many types of resources, including trade publications, of interest to the small business community)

Computer Science

Computer Source (450 periodicals, over 300 of which provide full-text articles, dealing with computer science)

Education

Education Full Text (indexes almost 800 journals in education and provides full-text articles from over 350 of these)

ERIC (probably the most comprehensive database in education; covers thousands of periodicals and other resources focusing on the field of education, but, compared to other education databases, does NOT provide a high percentage of full-text journal articles)

Professional Development Collection (full-text articles from over 500 journals in education)

Teacher Reference Center (abstracts, but not the full text, of articles from nearly 300 journals for teachers and school administrators)

Individual Journals

Magazine Articles for K-12 Students

Health Sciences

Alt HealthWatch (journals and pamphlets focusing on holistic and integrated approaches to health care)

Consumer Health Complete (aimed at consumers rather than academic researchers, this database provides health-related information primarily from popular health magazines)

Health Source: Consumer Edition (almost 80 full-text consumer health magazines)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (over 500 full-text scholarly journals)

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association (1998-)

MEDLINE with Full Text (full-text articles from nearly 1,500 medical journals)

PubMed (more than 29 million citations to biomedical literature from Medline, etc., with occasional links to full-text articles)

Hispanic Studies

Fuente Academica (academic journals from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal)

History

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (a searchable database of digitized American newspapers from 1789-1963; produced by Library of Congress)

History Reference Center (a multimedia resource that includes reference sources, academic journals, primary historical documents, and videos)

Women’s Magazine Archive (six women’s interest magazines from the 19th through the 21st century)

Humanities

Humanities Full Text (provides full-text articles from 300-ish core journals in history, religion, philosophy, literature, theatre, and film; provides citations to articles in another 400-ish journals)

Law

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text (over 400 full-text legal periodicals)

Library and Information Science

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (indexes over 500 journals in this discipline, but does NOT provide full-text articles from them)

Library Literature and Information Science Index (indexes over 400 journals in the field, but provides ONLY citations to the articles)

Literature

Gale Literary Sources (a database covering mostly (but not exclusively) English-language literature and comprising all sorts of resources, including reference works, academic journals, book reviewing magazines, and even full-length monographs)

Literary Reference Center (an eclectic database comprising literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries, and even complete classic works of literature)

MLA [Modern Languages Association] International Bibliography (citations to and, occasionally, full-text articles from academic journals, books, dissertations, etc. on literature and language)

Music

Music & Performing Arts Collection (full-text of 300-ish American and international journals in these two fields; citations and abstracts for articles in hundreds of additional journals)

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (a searchable database of digitized American newspapers from 1789-1963; produced by Library of Congress)

Newswires (current month’s articles from newswires such as AP and UPI)

Newspaper Source Plus (more than 800 full-text American and international newspapers)

Performing Arts

Music & Performing Arts Collection (full-text of 300-ish American and international journals in these two fields; citations and abstracts for articles in hundreds of additional journals)

Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy Collection (full-text articles from more than 300 journals in these two fields)

Politics

Military & Government Collection (nearly 300 full-text periodicals dealing with all branches of the military and government)

Professional Leadership

Individual Journals

Psychology

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES (indexes over 2k periodicals related to psychology and provides full-text articles for around 90 journals published by the American Psychological Association)

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (full-text articles from almost 400 journals in the social sciences)

Religion

Religion and Philosophy Collection (full-text articles from more than 300 journals in these two fields)

Sciences

Applied Science & Technology Full Text (nearly 800 journals dealing with a wide variety of applied science specialties, such as engineering and information science)

General Science Full Text (indexes almost 300 popular science magazines and scholarly scientific journals and provides full-text articles from around 100 of these titles)

PLOS [Public Library of Science] (open access biological and medical journals)

Science Reference Center (science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals)

Science.gov (scientific information generated by federal governmental agencies such as the EPA, the National Library of Medicine, and NASA)

Social Sciences

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (full-text articles from almost 400 journals in the social sciences)

Social Sciences Full Text (full-text articles and citations to articles in core journals in economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.)

Women’s Studies

Women’s Magazine Archive (six women’s interest magazines from the 19th through the 21st century)

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