Online Databases: Magazines and Journals
1) Magazine and Journal Articles
2) Newspaper Articles
3) Literature Resource Center
4) Subject Specific Databases
Full-Text Magazine and Journal Articles Database
InfoTrac is an electronic database that indexes articles from magazines,
journals, and newspapers. Most articles are available in full text.
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics:
business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental
issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics,
science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest
topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this
database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access
scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use
interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from
newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images.
Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry
coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Health and Wellness Resource
Use this Resource
Center to find
magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information
on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health,
Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs,
etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well
as government databases. The material contained in this Resource Center
is intended for informational purposes only.
Company Resource Center
Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing
together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports,
company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find
detailed company and industry news and information.
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group
also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for
people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year,
nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a
highly-targeted custom search.
It is very important
to be able to correctly interpret citations from periodical databases.
Although the appearance of citations may vary from database to database, they
all have a similar structure with many common features. For example, given
below are screetshots from a typical citation from InfoTrac: Expanded Academic ASAP.
This record is divided
(categories of descriptive information) and the name of each field is given
on the left. Let's examine each significant field:
The art of
persuasion in politics (and science).(COMMENT AND OPINION)(Don't Think of an
Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate)(Book review).
Explanation: title of the article
Explanation: formal subject headings assigned by EBSCOhost to describe and
categorize this article. Click on the subject terms to view other documents
relating to the article currently being viewed. "Lakoff, George" is the
subject term for this article.
title of the magazine or journal
Explanation: name of the person(s) [i.e. author(s)] who wrote the article
Explanation: date the journal was published
Explanation: volume 31, issue 1 of the journal
Explanation: the article begins on page 15 in the print version of the
Explanation: the article is 3 pages long in the print version of the journal
Advocating for science is more important than ever. Funding for many ...
Explanation: full text of the article
Using InfoTrac Step by Step
1. Click on the following
link to Expanded Academic ASAP.
Note: If you are connecting to InfoTrac from off campus, you will be required
to type in your library card number to access InfoTrac.
2. Do a search by typing
the phrase "Genetic
Engineering" in the text box. Next, click the "Search" button.
3. Scroll through the
page and choose a record. Click the title of a relevant record. The full-text
article is displayed when available.
4. To print or email
the checked records, click the "Print
or Email" icon near the top of the screen.
5. To go back to the
page, click the "Results"
link near the top of the screen.
College of San
Mateo, LIBR 105: Online Research Skills
LSCI 100: Introduction to Information Resources
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