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Search for journal articles and more using these suggested databases. If you aren't finding what you need for your assignment, make an appointment with me or stop by the reference desk for further assistance. LBIS provides access to over 200 research databases.
The CONSORT and OhioLINK catalogs do not contain information about individual articles published in journals. However, if you have a citation to a journal article--the author's name, the title of the article, the title of the journal, and the date or volume/issue number--you can search by journal title to determine if the library has the journal in print, electronically, or in microfilm. If we don't have the journal at Kenyon, simply fill out an Interlibrary loan request form.
To search for articles on your topic, use an index or database. In many cases, you can get the full text of the article by following a link from the database. If you're searching in an index without links to full-text articles, you'll need to search by journal title in CONSORT as described in the above paragraph.
Come up with good keywords: Consider synonyms, alternate spellings, and other similar ways to find terms related to your topic.
Look for subject headings: Most databases will include their own subject headings. When you find a relevant article, click on subject (heading), or refine your search to include both a subject (heading) and keywords, to find similar articles.
Set reasonable limits: Be careful not to set too many limits, especially if you are just beginning your research. Extremely narrow search will rarely lead you to the "perfect article."
Use bibliographies: If you do find the perfect article (or essay in a reference work, or a relevant book on your topic) check out the bibliography, and then search for some of these resources.
This resource contains more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Academic Search Complete offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Includes bibliographic citations and abstracts covering the historical literature of the United States and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Sources include journals, books, dissertations, and book reviews from 1964 to present.
Upon request, Kenyon’s ILL staff makes every attempt to locate and obtain resources not owned by Kenyon, another CONSORT library, or OhioLINK library. Items may include books, journal and newspaper articles, dissertations, microfilmed materials, and other circulating documents