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Journal Articles are found online through our licensed Databases or directly through our eJournals.
Databases are found by title or subject in the following lists:
Library Subject Guides are a good place to start looking for information. Each of the over 80 guides lists resources that are the best for a given subject.
Databases A-Z list is good if you know the name of the database you want to use.
eJournals A-Z list is good if you want to jump directly into a journal you want to use. Especially good if you have a citation and are trying to find a specific, known article.
Finding Scholarly Information Fast
The Library Search Box is a great place to start your research if you don't know where to begin. Use this search engine to look for books, articles, media, journals and databases from a single keyword search.
If you wish, you can use Boolean search terms (AND, OR, NOT) to focus your search but be sure to capitalize these terms.
A keyword search will turn up two results screens. On the left side are books, ebooks, and archival material, and on the right side are a variety of subscription holdings, including journal articles.
You can also use the traditional interface of Josiah if you are only looking for books, films or wish to know which journals/newspapers we own.
Material not available at Brown? Try WorlCat.
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More information on borrowing options.
Books, journals, sound recordings, videos and manuscripts collected and catalogued by your library and libraries around the world. WorldCat does not include individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters.