Lehigh University Libraries

10 Things Every First Year Student Should Know

Finding Journal Articles

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For many of your classes you will be asked to search for information on your own on a given topic area. ASA is a great place to start when you're looking for books or other print material, but the libraries also carry a wide range of online journals, reference books, and other electronic resources. To search for information on a topic, especially to find journal or magazine articles, use any one of our online databases.

You can search a general, multi-disciplinary database like Research Library from ProQuest or JStor or look at very subject specific databases such as ABI/Inform for business or Web of Science for the sciences. Additionally, Lehigh is subscribing to more and more online resources, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and online books.

The Database Finder provides a listing of all the databases Lehigh subscribes to. Additionally, you can limit your databases by topic area, full-text databases, or new databases. This listing provides you access to these resources both from on campus and off campus locations, so you can access your library resources from anywhere!

Not sure which database works best for you? Don't forget to ask your librarians for assistance!