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    How do I locate scholarly journal articles?

    • Academic Search Complete
      Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas.
    • America: History & Life with Full Text
      The definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Full text journals include American Historical Review, American 19th Century History, American Studies, Early American Studies, Journal of American Culture, Journal of American History, Journal of Early American History, and Journal of Military History.
    • Google Scholar
      May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
    • Sociological Abstracts
      Citations to scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and more in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

    How do I assess a journal?

    • Google
      Google the author's name and/or the journal name.
    • Google Scholar
      Tells how many times a work has been cited.
    • UlrichsWeb Periodicals Directory
      Database that provides bibliographic information, including if a journal is peer-reviewed or not, on international periodicals. It covers all subject areas.

    Citing sources

    For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

    For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero.

    Help with annotated bibliographies

    Visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an annotation.


      Articles via interlibrary loan

      Journal articles not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.


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