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The databases listed below will take you to articles published from a variety of sources (scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers). Some provide you with the complete text of the article, while others will give you just a short description and a link to our full-text finder (a tool that will search for the complete article in a different source).
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Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database which indexes and abstracts periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, books, and other publications and provides thousands of full-text articles.
Good source for newspaper and magazine articles. Allows you to limit your search to articles from online magazines.
A full-text collection of newspapers, journals, and magazines published by ethnic and minority presses.
Web of Science
Covers high-impact science, social science, engineering, art & humanities research journals. Note: to access the entire text of articles, be sure to set your browser to allow pop-ups.
A collection of major scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Provides access to scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines over many decades, although may not include issues from past 5 years.
Search a large body of scholarly research publications using the Google search engine. Link directly to MIT’s subscriptions in Settings / Library links.
Research Guides - Databases by Subject
Not sure of the best databases for your subject? Look it up on this research guides list that contains resources of the best places to search.
How to Find Out More about a Magazine, Journal, or Newspaper
Ulrich's Web is a great way to learn more about a magazine, journal, or newspaper:
- Each entry can tell you whether the title is scholarly and/or peer-reviewed.
- Peer-reviewed (or refereed) titles have a symbol shaped like a referee's shirt next to them.
- Some entries have reviews, which can sometimes tell you a publication's political slant.
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