Databases provide access to published material in:
Magazines are periodicals that are generally popular in nature, unlike journals, which are usually more scholarly and specialized. Here are some differences between the two:
While writing research papers, you may need to:
♦ List your sources in bibliographies or works cited, and
♦ Provide either footnotes or endnotes.
Here is a link to the UMW Libraries' Guide to Citing Resources.
MLA International Bibliography (1926 to date)
A comprehensive index to articles and books on language, literature, and the dramatic arts.
Provides online access to the full text of several reference works published by Salem Press, including Critical Insights, Critical Surveys, and Magill's Literary Annuals.
Something About the Author
Examines the "lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults."
See also the Libraries' Literary Criticism guide for additional resources.
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Indexes nearly 1,200 periodicals.
MasterFile Premier (coverage varies by publication)
Furnishes full-text coverage of thousands of reference books, biographies, and primary source documents.
Newspaper Articles (coverage varies)
A guide to finding newspaper articles maintained by UMW Libraries.
Nexis Uni (coverage varies; mostly 1980s to date)
Contains full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, legal and business sources, reference books, and other works.
To find articles in the Free Lance-Star, click on “Advanced Search” and select “News” after clicking on “Select a specific content type.” In the lower portion of the search screen, under “Document Segments / Fields,” enter Free Lance-Star in the “Publication” window. Enter your search terms, be sure to click on “Add" after filling out each drop-down window. Click “Search” when finished.
OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition (1982 to date)
A multidisciplinary database that provides the full text from a variety of the company's full-text databases, including Education, General Science, Humanities, Readers' Guide, Social Sciences, and Business. When available, the full text is included from these databases: Applied Science & Technology, Art, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science. Coverage dates: Indexing, 1982+; Abstracting, 1984+; select full text, 1994+ (start dates for full-text coverage vary from journal to journal within a database).
Project Muse (coverage varies; mostly 1995 to date)
Provides online access to more than 400 scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Proquest Databases (coverage varies)
By clicking on "view by subject" and then de-selecting all of the selected databases, users can pick and choose resources or search by broad categories.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers (coverage varies)
Provides full-text and full-image articles for the New York Times (1851 to within the last several years) the Washington Post (1877 to 1991), and the Chicago Tribune (1849-1987). Users can search the newspapers separately or together.