Periodical Article Databases
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Periodical Article Databases

All Subjects

  • Google Scholar (books, articles, conference proceedings in all disciplines)
  • JSTOR (non-current full-text articles in core academic journals in all subjects) (Arts and Sciences I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, and Music Collection)

Art

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

Biography

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

Biology

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

Book Reviews

Business

  • 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)

Computer Science

Consumer Information

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

Dance

  • 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)

Education

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

History

  • History Reference Center (a multimedia resource that includes reference sources, academic journals, primary historical documents, and videos)

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

Literature

  • Literary Reference Center (an eclectic database comprising literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries, and even complete classic works of 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)
  • MLA [Modern Languages Association] International Bibliography (citations to and, occasionally, full-text articles from academic journals, books, dissertations, etc. on literature and language)

Medicine

  • Consumer Health Complete (aimed at consumers rather than academic researchers, this database provides health-related information primarily from popular health magazines)
  • PubMed (more than 29 million citations to biomedical literature from Medline, etc., with occasional links to full-text articles)

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)

Philosophy

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)

Religion

Sciences

  • Applied Science and 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)
  • GreenFILE (magazines and journals on environmental issues)

Social Sciences

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

Spanish Language and Culture

Theatre

  • 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)
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