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Scholarly article databases

Finding scholarly & general articles

  • Academic Search Premier
    A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
    Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
  • Readers' Guide Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts for articles from popular periodicals from the U.S. and Canada, 1983-present.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Citations to articles in 600 popular U.S. magazines, 1890-1982.
  • Historical New York Times
    The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.