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This 2-page handout describes some search techniques and how to connect to full text articles after doing a database search.
Build more effective searches by learning about "Boolean operators" when connecting your search terms.
Recommended Key Databases
Search these indexes for journal, magazine or newspapers articles, book reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, etc.
Academic Search Ultimate
Provides full text for over 4,500 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education, and multicultural journals and indexing and abstracts for over 8,000 journals and magazines.
Abstracts in Anthropology
Several thousand abstracts, selected and classified, fully indexed by author and subject, provide a thorough coverage of anthropological scholarship
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences: journal articles, books, book chapters, etc.
An Open Access journal, each edition of Open Anthropology will focus on a timely theme, offering a selection of articles relevant to contemporary concerns. By means of Open Anthropology, we hope anthropological knowledge, information and insights will figure more prominently in public discussions.
Additional Databases to Consider
Depending on your specific topic, population of interest, approach, etc., consider one of the following specialized databases. For even more optons, check out the complete Database list or talk with a librarian.
An international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world indexing over 3,400 titles with coverage back to 1906
Religious and Theological Abstracts
Provides objective English-language summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology.
Women's Studies International
Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
Index to sources on world history from 1450 to the present from over 2,500 journals in over 40 languages. Includes book and media reviews.
Anthropological Literature (EBSCO)
Indexes articles, reports, commentaries, and obituaries found in hundreds of journals and monographic series. International coverage.
A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources in a wide range of disciplines. Coverage is not designed for current material, thus it does not cover information from the most recent 2 to 5 years.
Full text of hundreds of journals in the humanities and social sciences. Ability to search for thousands of peer-reviewed digital books from over 65 major university presses and scholarly publishers (full text for most books isn’t available in our subscription).
Formerly Lexis-Nexis Academic. Full-text database of news, business, legal and government information. News resources include international and national newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and broadcast media transcripts.
Family Studies Abstracts
Indexes articles on marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas from the most important journals in the discipline.
Index to the world's literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Has indexing,abstracts, and selected full text for more than 140 LGBT-specific core periodicals and over 290 LGBT-specific core books and reference works.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Offers indexing and abstracts for over 400 journals, including full text for nearly 200 journals
Web of Science
Facilitates research-level interdisciplinary search. Use the Basic Search to locate articles in high-impact scholarly journals in science, social science, arts, and humanities. Use the unique Cited Reference search for articles that cite an article you already know of, so you can track citations forward in time.
The Discovery Service is a combined search option through which you can search for articles on your topic across more than 60 databases as well as for books, videos, etc. held in the UNH Library.
Among the databases you can search simultaneously are Academic Search Complete, Historical Abstracts, Anthropological Literature, Family Studies Abstracts, JSTOR, and Women's Studies International.
The Discovery Service search box can be found under the "Articles" tab on the library homepage.
Click on the Check for Full Text icon in the database record to see how to get a copy of the article: whether online, in print or from another library.
This 2-minute video provides a brief demonstration.
If the UNH Library doesn't have the article you want, request it through Interlibrary Loan.
More About Journals
See Scholarly v. Popular for more information about
- scholarly and non-scholarly journals
- ways to check whether a journal has peer-reviewed articles