Research

Magnifying glass  Databases for First Year Experience

Essential Research Tools

Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database.  Good place to start.

1975–current | Some full text 


America: History & Life

Comprehensive coverage of articles from journals, book reviews, and dissertations published worldwide on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. From pre-history to the present.

1964-current | Abstracts & citations


CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Provides in-depth unbiased coverage of health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Use the archival reports for history research.

1923-current | Full text


JSTOR

Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII) is available in all full text. Under “Refine Results” check “All Content” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries. (See our Interlibrary Loan page for more information)

1800s–current | Some full text


News & Newspapers

Access to over 500 national and international newspapers.  Includes full text for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (From ProQuest)

 


 

Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals and books. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others. Our collection is available in full text. Check “All Content” if you want more search results, some of which you may need to request from other libraries. (See our Interlibrary Loan page).

Some full text


Also Useful

Gale Academic OneFile Select

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed.

1980–current | Some full text 


Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.

Some full text, some pay for view


 

News & Newspapers

Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

Some full text


 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?
Contact your liaison librarian

Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson
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