How to identify databases to use to find articles on your topic.

What we have:

Rod Library subscribes to many databases that index and, in many cases, contain the full text of journals, magazines, and other sources. These databases cover virtually all areas taught at UNI. Some databases, like Academic OneFile and Academic Search Elite, cover many different subjects and are particularly good for lower-level undergraduate courses. Other databases, like ERIC and PsycINFO, focus on journals in specific areas such as education and psychology and are especially good for upper-level undergraduate courses.

Where to find them:

Click on Subjects A-Z (Panther Prowler) under the Articles tab on the Rod Library home page to find the databases you need.  Here you will find a list of subject areas.  When you select one of these areas, you will see a list of databases that are useful for searching for information in that subject area.  You may choose to search all of these databases at once or click on an individual database to search.  Once you have identified a database that is useful to you, you may find it quickly by selecting it from the Databases A-Z listing, also on the Library home page under the Articles tab.

The following databases are particularly useful for many lower-level undergraduate classes: Academic OneFile, Academic Search Elite, CQ Researcher, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Opposing Viewpoints Research Center.

Finding articles from a specific journal:

If you know of a specific journal you would like to search, type the title of the journal into UNISTAR (found under the Books & More tab on the home page) as a journal title search.  When you find the journal, click on the yellow button to see a list of databases that index that particular journal.  Note: UNISTAR only indexes journal titles.  You will not be able to find individual articles by searching UNISTAR.