Last Updated: Aug 17, 2016
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Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Check for Full Text buttons found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's Encompass Search.
- Academic Search Complete
A subscription database. Good starting place for journals from every discipline. Includes the full text of about 3000 journals. Limit to "peer reviewed" to find only scholarly articles. Back issues of journals begin as early as 1990. Recent issues may not be included yet, due to publisher agreement. Journals held in Trexler Library are marked accordingly.
Archive (five year old and prior) of scholarly journals across the discipllines. Search engine is a bit clunky.
- America: History & Life with Full Text
A subscription database for U.S. history.
- Historical Abstracts with Full Text
A subscription database for non-U.S. history.
- MLA International Bibliography
A subscription database for literary criticism, film criticism, and theater criticism.
A subscription database for psychology
- Sociological Abstracts
A subscription database. Standard index for sociology.
Non-selective. One of the largest web crawlers.
- Google Scholar
An open-access web crawler that looks for content it identifies as "scholarly." Emphasis is on books and journal articles. Intended as a "federated search" to search across disciplines (weighted toward sciences and social sciences). Not always full text. Check our Journal Locator (see above) to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text.