Find Articles

If you're looking for any articles on a topic...

  1. Start with a general or multidisciplinary database to get an overview of your topic .
  2. Example:

  3. Then use a subject database to find more in-depth information. See our subject guides for a list of department-specific databases.
  4. Many databases have full text articles, but some have only citations (brief description of the article) or a mix of both. If UMBC does not have the full text of your desired article, you can request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

If you're looking for a specific article...

  1. It helps to have a complete citation when you go to retrieve your articles. A complete citation includes journal title, article title, author, volume/issue, date, and page numbers.
  2. Example:
    Magistrale, Tony. "Wild Child: Jim Morrison's Poetic Journeys." Journal of Popular Culture 26.3 (Winter 1992): 133-44.

  3. Search for the journal title in our A-to-Z Journal List to see if UMBC has print or electronic access to the journal.
  4. If UMBC does not have access to your desired article, you can request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

Newspapers

A list of links to the databases and digital newspaper collections owned by the library.