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Finding Articles, Databases and Images

Articles

To find articles on specific topics, start with an article database that covers many subject areas. Searches in databases like Academic Search Premier, LexisNexis Academic, ProQuest or Web of Science provide citations and/or full-text articles. When you find an article that is particularly relevant to your topic, note the references in the bibliography and see if Cornell has any of the journals listed.

To find specific articles, you need the citation (author, title, journal, volume, issue, date). Search the Library Catalog by the journal title. If full-text is available electronically, click on the link to the database providing access to the journal. Each database's search function works differently. Generally, once you are in the database, search by article title or author to locate the article.

See the Search Tips page for Articles for addtional information about locating articles using library resources.

Databases

To find subject-specific databases, start with the Library Web site in that subject specialty. For example, if your topic has to do with agriculture, look at Mann Library's Web site. If you topic has to do with engineering, take a look at the Engineering Library's Web site. You can also browse for selected databases by subject.

Because not all databases are listed on the Library Web sites, contact a librarian if you do not see a database that addresses your research needs.

Images

If you are looking for images, particularly for art and architecture classes, see our guide to visual resources at Cornell.