Use Journal Locatorto determine whether the MU Library has access to a specific journal or magazine. The article you want may not be available in a database, but could be available in print. Print holdings of journals can be found on the Library's lower level. These are shelved alphabetically by title. Learn more with this Journal Locator Tutorial.
Use the word "AND" to combine your keywords to make your search more specific, e.g. "substance abuse" AND "domestic violence."
Use synonyms and alternative or related terms - broader or narrower - to expand your relevant results, e.g. "teenagers" | "adolescents" | "youth"
Use the truncation "*" (star) symbol to search for words with common roots without entering them individually, e.g. searching for teen* retrieves "teen," "teens", "teenaged", "teenagers." Use the "star" symbol (hit "shift" key + 8) to add truncation to your search term.
You can limit search results in many databases to academic/peer-reviewed journals, by publication date, or full-text only.
JSTORThis link opens in a new windowMultidisciplinary archive of scholarly journal literature. 1878 + Last several years not included.
ProQuest CentralThis link opens in a new windowScholarly and popular articles on various subjects. 1971+
ComAbstractsThis link opens in a new windowThe place to start searching for articles in scholarly communication journals. Scroll to bottom of abstract for a link to check for full text access or use the Journal Locator to find full text. 1970+
NOTE: Monmouth University has access to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journalvia their desktop platforms. You must have MU login credentials to set up your free account.
Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)This link opens in a new windowEthnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, full text collection of news articles from publications of the minority, ethnic, and native press. The database is searchable in both English and Spanish, covering 240 periodical titles in both languages.
New York TimesMonmouth University has access to the New York Times via its desktop platform. Click the link above to set up your free account. You must have MU login credentials to access.
Newsstream (ProQuest)This link opens in a new windowFull text of U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of major U.S. and international newspapers such as The New York Times and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and newswires.
NexisUni (LexisNexis)This link opens in a new windowComprehensive source for current news (international, national and regional), legal research (cases and statutes, law reviews, news), business research (news, company information), medical information (news, journal articles, Medline abstracts) and basic reference tools
Wall Street Journal (full interface)This link opens in a new windowThis is the desktop platform for the Wall Street Journal. Use your MU login credentials to create your free account. The Historical Wall Street Journal is also available via the Databases A-Z link.