Most of the items indexed by ABELL are in English.
In addition to offering current records, ABELL is the only electronic database that covers the years 1892 to 1962.
ABELL is an article index and does not contain the full-text of articles and other cited material. To find the full-text of an item, click on the Discover Full Text button.
If the Library does not have full-text access of a indexed item in ABELL, then write down the citation information (i.e., author, title, volume number, etc.) and then search in the Library catalog. If the item is not available in the Library's collection either, then you'll have to place a request through Interlibrary Loan (ask a librarian if you need help in placing your request).
Publication year: If you wish to restrict your search to a particular time range, enter the start and end dates in the boxes.
Search in: By checking the box that says "Latest update only," your search results will show only those items that have been added with the last update.
Limit to: Limit to allows you to search all the items in the database, or restrict your search to reviews, articles, or books.
You can search through ABELL by number of different criteria. The most common ways are by Author, Document Title, or Subject (i.e. "Elizabeth Stuart Phelps").
The results will include citation records for primarily journal articles, books, and book chapters:
Journal articles may or may not be available in full text--click the button under search results to find the full-text version, if it is available. To find cited book chapters and books, search the Library catalog.