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Finding Articles


There is access to over 300 online services for anyone on a Kent State campus (and to off-campus authorized users). If you have trouble finding a specific article you can try using Journal Finder or search for the journal title in KentLINK to find an electronic version. Although some of the most popular databases are listed on this page and on the library's Subject-Specific resources pages, you can find a complete list of available databases using the library's Database Finder. If you still cannot find the article, you can request an InterLibrary Loan (please remember to use the Stark Campus as Your Campus if that is where you want the item delivered).

Databases

General

Academic Search Complete
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

ArticleFirst (OCLC)
Index to articles from over 12,000 journals.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Book Review Digest Plus, Book Review Digest Retro
Book reviews dating back to the early 20th century. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Books in Print
Provides complete bibliographic information for more than 7.5 million in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming book, e-book, audio, and video titles. Includes some tables of contents, annotations, publisher reviews, cover images, and author biographies.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

CHOICE Reviews Online
Publishes reviews of books, electronic media, and internet sources in all disciplines.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Dissertations & Theses Full Text
The most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world dating back to 1743 with full text from those added since 1997.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Dissertations and Theses A&I
Index to doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North America and Europe.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Fiction Connection
Provides summaries and book reviews (from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, etc.) for works of fiction.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Foundation Directory Online
Provides information on grantmakers and their grants. Includes nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; information on more than 1.9 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable data.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Humanities Full Text
Humanities Full Text™ includes access to articles from over 300 academic journals in the humanities dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

ISI Web of Knowledge
Portal to Web of Science, the renowned citation database, and other high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for over 1,900 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Historical primary sources (newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, maps, etc.) from the 19th century with current collections on diplomacy and cultural exchange, politics and society, theater, music, literature, and popular culture.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Non-Fiction Connection
Provides summaries and book reviews (from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, etc.) for non-fiction works.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Complete one-stop source for information on social issues, providing the pros and cons for topical issues. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Oxford Bibliographies
Offers bibliographies (research guides) in the fields of American Literature, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Reformation, and Victorian Literature.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Periodicals Archive Online
Contains the full text for hundreds of arts, humanities, and social sciences journals. The library currently has access to collections 7 and 8.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Publishers Directory
U.S. and Canadian publishing operations. Includes contact information and descriptions of publishers and distributors of books, classroom materials, prints, reports, and databases.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Readers' Guide Full text, Readers' Guide Retro
Provides indexing to articles in popular journals dating back to the early 1880s and full text from the early 1990s. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users).

SAGE Research Methods Online
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research tool supported by a newly devised taxonomy that links content and methods terms. It provides the most comprehensive picture available today of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioural sciences.
(Available to Kent State authorized users).

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Contains information on currently published as well as discontinued periodicals. Includes magazines, journals, newsletters, newspapers, conference proceedings, and electronic publications.
(Available to Kent State authorized users).

Subject-Oriented

(These are a few important resources. For a breakdown of all resources by subject area please see our Resources by Subjects webpage)

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index and cited references for articles in the arts and humanities.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Business Source Complete
Provides full text for over 2,710 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

ComAbstracts
Contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field. No other electronic resource on the world wide web provides more comprehensive coverage of the communication discipline's scholarship.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Includes essays on more than 6,000 authors and presents bibliographic information about each author's writings as well as sources for further reading.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Education Abstracts
Covers 400 international periodicals, yearbooks, and book series in education addressing a wide variety of topics.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Oxford Music Online
Includes full-text of the the Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.), Grove Music Online, the Oxford Companion to Music (2002 revision) and the Oxford Dictionary of Music (2nd ed. rev.).
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Humanities International Complete
Index and abstracts to articles from diverse subject areas within the humanities.
(Available to authorized Kent State Stark users)

Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe
An important service providing News, Business, Legal Research, and Medical information. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Lexis/Nexis Congressional Universe
Comprehensive service for U.S. legislative information. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Provides industry information and economic trends on 52 major U.S. industries and quick reviews of conditions and the current investment perspective on more than 115 market sectors.
(Available to authorized Kent State Stark users)

WestlawNext Campus Research
Contains legal research materials for federal and state laws, case law, law reviews, as well as news, including access to a dozen Ohio newspapers and journals.
(Available to authorized Kent State Stark users)

 

Journals & Magazines

American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900
Contains page images for more than 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers, illustrating the development of American culture across some 150 years. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Chronicle of Higher Education
This weekly publication has been considered the best source for news, information, jobs, and articles on current issues facing college and university faculty members and administrators.

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)
Provides full content from 1995 on to scholarly journals in different disciplines.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

HARRASSOWITZ E-Journals Resource Guide
Attempts to select a representative, but not exhaustive, group of publications that cover the history of e-journals and the main issues involved in their production.

Hindawi Journals
Collection of open-access, peer-reviewed online journals covering areas in STM (Science, Technology and Medicine). (Available to Kent State authorized users)

JSTOR
An electronic archive of complete journal backruns, current to within 2 to 5 years.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

NewJour
This is the archive for the Internet list, NewJour, which announces new journals and newsletters available on the Internet.

NewsLink
Links to the most popular U.S. and Canadian magazines; various disciplines and popular topics covered.

Serials in Cyberspace
A comprehensive site with links to electronic journal collections, societies, and conferences.

Scholarly Societies Project
University of Waterloo Electronic Library. An extensive collection of links to the web sites and publications of scholarly societies.

SI Vault
Online archive for Sports Illustrated containing articles back to the year 1954.

Time.com
Time-Warner's online magazine service University of Pennsylvania E-Journals In-depth topical and alphabetical listing.

Time Archive
Provides searching capabilities and access to articles in Time Magazine from 1923 to present.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Contains information on currently published as well as discontinued periodicals. Includes magazines, journals, newsletters, newspapers, conference proceedings, and electronic publications.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Newspapers & News Services

African-American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Provides historical access to dozens of African-American newspapers, spanning more than 150 years of content from across the United States.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

C-Span Video Library
Includes video coverage of the United States Congress as well as other historical and educational programming dating back to 1987.

Early American Newspapers, Series II, 1758-1900
Series II complements Series I by offering more than 200 significant 18th and 19th-century newspapers. Series II focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of American newspapers rose dramatically. Based primarily on the newspaper collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Series II also includes titles from the holdings of the Library of Congress, the Wisconsin Historical Society and other organizations.

Google News Archive
Indexes newspaper articles from the past 200 years. Some articles are free to read while others cost money to view.

New York Times - Historical (1851 - 2006)
Search for New York Times articles published from 1851 up to two years ago. Includes the complete paper with full-page and article images in PDF format. NOTE: if you are looking for current New York Times content, please consult either LexisNexis Academic or the New York Times online (http://www.nytimes.com/).
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Newspaper Source
Provides full text for 245 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

World News Digest
Provides over 70 years of news content from Facts on File.
(Available to Kent State authorized users)

Local and Ohio


Online Newspapers


News Services