Modern Languages: Finding Articles

The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles.

Step 1

Use databases to find articles on a particular topic.

    
      

Robertson Library licenses databases for the campus community and they can be accessed directly thorugh the campus network or if you are off campus you will be prompted for your UPEI credentials. Print indexes can be found in the Reference area on the Main Level, shelved alphabetically by title [note: some indexes are also shelved in compact storage].

 

Databases and print indexes pertinent to Modern Languages include:

Title Description
MLA International Bibliography - EBSCOhost Bibliography of journal articles, books & dissertations. Contains over 2.2 million citations from over 4,400 journals/series & 1,000 book publishers.
MLA Directory of Periodicals Provides detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography.
Cairn Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.
Erudit Provides access to academic journals, e-books & theses in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences. Collection is primarily in French.
Eureka (formerly Newscan)

Covers over 5,000 news sources, including newspapers & news wires. Full text to PEI newspapers The Guardian (1997-) and The Journal Pioneer (1999-).

 

Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Gale Literary Index

A master index to every literary series published by The Gale Group. The Library has some of these in Gale Virtual Reference Library online and some in print, including Contemporary Authors (original and New Revision), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), NCLC, TCLC, Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB), Novels for Students, Short Stories for Students, and many more.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) An online library of over 136,000 titles (over 155,000 volumes), published between 1701 and 1800, and printed in English-speaking countries.
Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides over 10,000 streaming educational/documentary videos, over 130,000 segments, across the curriculum from major documentary/media companies like BBC, PBS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, A&E, History Channel and more - our subscription includes special Nursing and World Cinema collections in addition the Academic Master Collection

JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII, Complement Collections and Life Sciences

Provides access to archival & current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journals across 57 academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

Robertson Library does not subscribe to all of the JSTOR collections, so use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that are not available in JSTOR or the Library's other collections.

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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

 

 

 

Beta from JSTOR:

JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try!
http://www.jstor.org/analyze/

Historical Abstracts (European and World history) Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
LexisNexis Academic Full text of hundreds of world newspapers, wire services, tv new transcripts, business and medical magazines, and US and Canadian laws and court cases.
Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest) Over 700 full text periodicals, mostly core academic but some popular, from 1802 - 2000, in the humanities and social sciences.
Project MUSE Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
SAGE Premier Collection Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
Theatre in Video Contains over 400 plays & over 100 documentaries available online in streaming video, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors & directors.
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

 

Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

Step 2

Locate the specific articles.

Use the search box below to determine if the Library has the journal containing the article:

Look up a specific journal, newspaper, or magazine title



Alternately you can browse the Journal Titles List for titles to which the Library has print or fulltext electronic access.

If the Library does not have the journal containing the article, the article can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan

Print journals are shelved alphabetically by title on the Upper Level. Those in microfilm or microfiche format are located in Special Collections on the Main Level.

Please contact the Library's Service Desk, 566-0583, for assistance.
 

Revised by: Donald Moses, MLIS
Revised: October 2014