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A guide to finding articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.
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Google Scholar

Google Scholar includes citations for academic journals in all subjects.  To access the University's online journals, you must go to Scholar Settings, and search for "University of Chicago Libraries" under Library Links.
More information here

Starting Points: Interdisciplinary Article Databases

The databases below are good places to begin your research.  They search a wide variety of publications from various fields. 

  • Articles Plus  
    Search for articles, books, reviews, and more drawn from hundreds of databases and over 40,000 journals
  • JSTOR  
    Includes articles from core journals from various subject areas. Stronger in the humanities and social sciences. Please note that JSTOR does not include issues from the last 3-5 years for many publications!
  • Web of Science  
    All subjects, but especially strong for sciences.
  • Scopus  
    Articles from science and social science journals, with some coverage of the humanities.

Starting Points: Subject-Specific Article Databases

For most research topics, the Library recommends searching one of our hundreds of subject-specific article databases. They provide better search features and comprehensive coverage of publications in various fields.  Below are a few ways to locate the best article database for your research topic. 

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