In this first section we list article indexes. Article indexes contain citations to journal articles, books, dissertations, and other types of publications. They differ from full text collections like JSTOR and Project Muse in that they don't contain the actual articles, just citations that describe the articles. The advantage of article indexes, compared to full text collections, is that they enable you to identify articles in journals that haven't been digitized, as well as those that have been. Article indexes also enable you to identify articles in journals that the Library does not own, but that you can access through Inter-Library Loan.
Many article indexes are devoted to the scholarly literature of a specific discipline, so if your research has a particular disciplinary angle (e.g. history, sociology, political science, literature), then you should begin with the article index for that discipline. Check the Library's Databases by Subject page for suggestions, or contact us if you're having trouble identifying an appropriate article index.
There are several major collections of full-text electronic journals. In these databases you can browse individual issues of journals, or you can do a search across the entire database.
For older journals, use JSTOR ("journal storage"). This is a digitized, fully searchable version of the full content of more than 2,500 scholarly journals from their inception (sometimes as early as the 18th century) up to the last 1-5 years (recent issues are excluded). Some of the titles you will find in JSTOR:
Periodicals Archive Online is another full-text source of journal literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Coverage extends back more than 200 years, with over 600 journals.
For the full text of almost 500 recent scholarly journals, use Project Muse. These too are fully searchable. In most cases, only the issues from the last few years are available. Here you will find, for example,