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Spanish Language Databases
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, these databases cover 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English languages. Access is provided by eLibraryMN (ELM).
The Spanish version of Google Scholar is helpful because you can easily limit your search to Spanish-language sources.
Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan - ILL)
Requests for articles, chapters, and other copies are being filled like normal.
Requests for loans of physical items are still somewhat limited – we appreciate your patience and ask that you observe a temporary limit of 10 active ILLs at a time.
Please expect delays (even for copies). Staffing levels at institutions across the country are still varied and will continue to be fluid in the months ahead.
E-books are not available via ILL; we can obtain the print version or we can request a few sections to be copied for you.
Physical items can be picked up at the Information Desk in the library; contactless pick-up is available for those that request it.
ILLs you no longer need can be returned to the Information Desk in the library or via the library’s book drop in the foyer.
Please request renewals on materials promptly - you'll receive email notices to remind you.
Email Sonja Timmerman (email@example.com) with any ILL questions.
Finding sources about your topic will require some creativity, curiosity, and willingness to track down promising articles and books in lists of works cited. Feel free to get in touch - my email contact is right over there -->) if you get stuck or need to kick some ideas around. I'll try to respond quickly.
Academic Search Premier
A good place to start research on most any subject. This multi-disciplinary database indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed journals. Access is provided by eLibraryMN (ELM).
This search engine points toward scholarly research rather than all Web-based sources. It is stronger in the sciences than in the humanities, with social sciences somewhere in between. One interesting feature of Google Scholar is that in includes a link to sources that cite a particular item. Not all of the articles in Google Scholar are free; the library can obtain many of them for you through Interlibrary loan.
Full-text backfiles to over 350 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Language & Literature collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year. To limit your search to full text articles, make sure that the option to "include links to external content" is turned off.
MLA International Bibliography
The major research resource for information on English literature, foreign languages and linguistics. Includes references to scholarly articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations; coverage dates back to the 1920's.
PubMed (citations from MEDLINE and other sources) (New PubMed)
PubMed contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. Click the "Find it at Gustavus" button to link to the full text or to make an interlibrary loan request. PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Institutes of Health.
Indexes over 500 scholarly journals published by SAGE in a range of disciplines, including many social sciences titles. Includes current full text for over 30 journals and back issues for hundreds of journals. Many journals include full backfiles - back to 1960s or earlier. To search articles by discipline, click "Browse" > "Journals by discipline."
We have many specialized databases, too. You can see them on our subject guides, as a librarian at the reference desk, or email me for suggestions.
, Film and Media Studies
, Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
, Sociology and Anthropology
Spring 2021 reference (research) help:
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