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Q. How do I find magazine articles on a topic?

Answered By: John Riley
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017     Views: 1058

The usual strategy for finding articles on a topic is to choose a database on the Mullins Library website and conduct a search using one or more "keywords" that describe your topic. This is an efficient way of searching because most of our databases search hundreds or thousands of scholarly journals and magazines at once. There are several direct links from the Libraries' homepage ( for accessing databases, such as here:

"You may also select article databases by title or subject.
Or try Top Ten."

The Top Ten list will take you to Mullin's most-used databases; these databases, such as Ebsco Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, and ProQuest, cover a broad range of topics and thus are good for inter-disciplinary topics. If your topic is more specific to a particular field you might want to try finding your subject area in the subject list (see link above) and choosing from the list of recommended databases in that subject area.

If there is a specific journal that you want to search, Click on the "Journals" tab above the search box on the Libraries home page and enter the title of the journal. This search will indicate our holdings for a particular journal or magazine, including electronic access if available.

Please keep in mind that librarians are available to help if you are having trouble finding articles! Database searches differ in some important ways from Web searches, and there may be a learning curve involved.  Do not hesitate to ask for help, either in person in the library or through email and chat



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