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Subject Databases

Citation Databases

  • Web of Science
    Online versions of ISI's citation indexes--Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Find It full text retrieval enabled
  • Scopus
    An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.
  • Google Scholar -- UMD Students, Faculty & Staff
    Locate and access peer-reviewed journal articles and other scholarly sources. For access to FindIt off campus or on wireless change Google Scholar preferences on your computer. More detailed instructions can be found here.
  • Databases by Title
    List of UMD databases by title.

General Databases

  • Academic OneFile (Gale)
    Interdisciplinary index of major academic periodicals. Partially paid for by Electronic Library of Minnesota. Find It full text retrieval enabled
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Interdisciplinary index to academic journals; provides full-content for over 3400 titles. Paid for by Electronic Library of Minnesota. Find It full text retrieval enabled
  • CQ Researcher
    CQ Research report offers in-depth non-biased coverage of political and social issues.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Paid for by Electronic Library of Minnesota.
  • Duluth News Tribune
    Text of the Duluth newspaper, indexed
  • Star Tribune (recent: Minneapolis)
    Index and text of last 3-4 days
  • Star Tribune (NewsStand)
    Access Star Tribune articles from 1986 - present. Paid for by Electronic Library of Minnesota. Find It full text retrieval enabled
  • NewsStand (ProQuest)
    Online access to over 250 national and international newspapers. Paid for by Electronic Library of Minnesota.
  • SAGE Premier
    Provides access to 485+ SAGE journal titles in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, engineering, and physical and life sciences, with backfile to 1999.
  • Science Direct (Elsevier)
    Full text of selected journals and selected reference books published by Elsevier. Full text indexing available for all Elsevier journals from v. 1, issue 1.

Find It

Some of the databases have full-text and you click on a HTML or PDF link to retrieve the full text.

Locate Full-text Article Using UMD Find It

 Many of the databases have the    icon to help you retrieve the full-text article.

  • Click on UMD Find It icon. Another window will open and click on "Get full text from database name" (often more than one database).
  • Another window will open, usually directly to the aricle. You may have a choice of HTML or PDF versions.

If Full-Text Article Not Found Using UMD Find It

 You will see "Sorry, we don't have an online copy, but...."

  • Click on the Look for a print copy in the Library Catalog. Type in the JOURNAL title to see if journal is available in print or microfiche.
  • Click on the availablilty field to see what years and volumes the library carries.

If Full-Text Article Not Found in Print or Microfiche

  • Click on Request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
  • The ILLiad window will open. Logon using your UMD email username and password. Your citation will automatically be filled in.
  • You can change the "Not Wanted After Date" and add any notes.
  • Press Submit Request. You will be notified by UMD email when your request comes in.

If the "Find It" icon is not available in a database.

  • Go to the Libary homepage ( and click on the Journals tab.
  • Type in the journal name with the E-Journal Locator radio button selected and press Search for journals.
  • In the results list, select the database which has the year you need.
  • Another window will open, click on Get full text from (database name) to get to the database.
  • Another window opens, locate the year, volume, issue of the journal you need and arrow down to your article.
  • Print journals are in the Library Annex (access via 2nd floor) or in microfilm (3rd floor).


FIND It Not Available

If the "Find It" icon is not available in a database. The following steps can be taken to obtain the item:

E-Journal Locator- searches to see if journal full-text within UMD databases

Library Catalog- check to see if library owns in print, microfilm or online.

Interlibrary Loan - get item from another library. 


How Do I Find an Article when I Know its Citation

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