For a quick overview of how to search for articles using the library's "Search Everything" (which searches many, but not all of the library's databases), click on the video below. Many of the tips and tricks you'll learn in this video can be applied to other databases, including those on the right.
Database: A large, regularly updated file of digitized information (bibliographic records, abstracts, full-text documents, images, statistics, etc.) related to a specific subject or field, consisting of records of uniform format organized for ease and speed of search and retrieval, and managed with the aid of a database management system software.
Periodical: A publication appearing at regular (or irregular) intervals with its own distinctive title, containing a mix of articles, editorials, reviews, columns, short stories, poems, or other short works written by more than one contributor, issued in soft-cover more than once. Examples include journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Article: A self-contained nonfiction prose composition on a fairly narrow topic or subject, written by one or more authors and published under a separate title in a periodical containing other works of the same form.
Go to the following FAQs to learn more about accessing the databases remotely:
Locating the full text of the article in electronic form
Full text articles available directly in databases are indicated by HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text. Full text articles available with the wording such as Linked Full Text are available in another database. Clicking on the link will connect either to the full text article or the other database.
Requesting an article on interlibrary loan
If you find an article from a periodical that is not available at Milne Library, you can request the article using the library’s interlibrary loan service. See a librarian for help.
Finding an article in a specific journal
Current history (New York, N.Y. : 1941)
Available at Milne Library Periodicals Collection, Reading Room, 1st floor (D410
.C82) and other locations
Print journals and newspapers in our Periodicals Collection are available for 1-day use in the library building.