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The Library and You: How to Make the Most Out of Your Vanderbilt Experience: Finding Journal Articles

Use Article Database To Find Articles



Search for a Database

Use the Database Search to discover databases that will help you find journal articles as well as magazine and newspaper articles. In most cases you will be able to connect to the full-text of the article directly from the database.

For your convenience we have grouped databases by subject area to help you identify databases that are appropriate to your research.



Below are selected examples of the databases we have available: 


Library Lingo

A brief description of a text (book, article, report, World Wide Web page, or other) that has been quoted, or used as a source.
A comprehensive collection of related data (articles or other materials) organized for convenient access, usually through a computer.
Refers to a database or other electronic resource which provides the entire text of the works it contains (e.g., journal articles), in addition to the citation and abstract of each work.
interlibrary loan
A library service whereby students, faculty, and staff may request to borrow materials from another library if the item is not owned by the UM libraries.
Film medium for storage of miniaturized text. Includes both microfiche and microfilm.
A publication distributed on a regular schedule (e.g., weekly or monthly). Popular periodicals are called magazines and scholarly periodicals are called journals. Newspapers are also periodicals.

Definitions from the University of Maryland Libraries' Library Lingo dictionary.