About Database Searching

Once you have found background information on your subject, you will want to locate current journal and magazine articles in periodical databases. We strongly suggest that you begin searching for these articles in a multidisciplinary database such as Academic Search Premier or Expanded Academic ASAP.  These databases index thousands of periodicals and provide full text online for many of the articles you locate about your topic. 

Academic Search Premier*

Expanded Academic ASAP*

Search other databases related to your area of study by subject using the link in the left-hand navigation bar above.

Watch brief videos on database searching:

Academic Search Premier Tutorial

Expanded Academic ASAP Tutorial


For more assistance or help in structuring your search, please complete the Reference Request Form to contact the JSC librarians.

*JSC Academic Community Only