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Articles, Books, & More!

The way to find journal articles from the MSMU Libraries is to search one or more of our subscription databases.

Visit the Databases A-Z research guide and sort by subject or database type to find the database you need. From there you can access many excellent single and multi-subject, interdisciplinary databases to begin an article search.

Just starting your research?

Visit Proquest, EBSCOhost and JSTOR to start.

ProQuest provides a collection of scholarly, popular, and newspaper articles, many in full text. It includes full coverage of the Los Angeles Times, a large collection of full text nursing journals, and an international business database called ABI/Inform.

EBSCOhost will search across all of EBSCO's databases in a wide range of academic subjects. 

JSTOR will provide access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion.

Use Keywords to Search

Use keywords that are relevant to your subject in the search box to get started.

Search tips: Separate each keyword or phrase with “and” for a more precise result. Click the box that limits the search to full text.

How to Find Full Text

If you have found a citation or abstract with no full text attached, try the following strategies.

  1. Some citations have links to full text articles on other MSMU databases. Remember that the most recent issues of many journals are withheld from databases for a year or more, especially in the scientific and biomedical journals.
  2. If there is no link to full text you can search the library catalog to see if we have a subscription to the print edition. Remember to search by journal title, not the title of the article.
  3. Ask a Librarian!

Document Delivery Services for Journal Articles

When you cannot retrieve the full-text of an article from a database and MSMU Libraries do not carry a print edition of the journal, you may request the article from one of our document delivery services.

Please fill out the Document Delivery Request form. Your requested article will be emailed to you within 1-5 business days depending on the source.

The MSMU librarians have a number of ways to retrieve the full text of articles, including a traditional document delivery service that mails articles to the library. Please plan for this and request documents early in the research process.

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