Article Databases – Search Your Issue
General Science is a good place to start looking for articles. This database contains a mixture of popular and scholarly sources. A portion of this database is full text. Searching hints:
- Use the advanced search for more searching options.
- Use * on the end of your term for variant endings. Ex.: environment* retrieves environmental, environmentalist, etc.
- Boolean/Phrase search mode requires “AND” to break your search terms.
- Use the indexes to search for journal titles, subject terms, and author information.
Academic Search Complete - News & Journals
Academic Search Complete provides citations and a lot of full text to articles (both popular and scholarly) in periodicals and newspapers.
- Use AND to separate concepts.
- Use “*” on the end of your terms to pick up word variants.
- Keep an eye on SUBJECT HEADINGS! Reformulate your wording if necessary.
- Limit by date, peer-reviewed, or other options.
LexisNexis Academic – Newspapers & Transcripts
Use this full-text database to search full text of the New York Times and other newspapers.
- Search the “News” box – type in New York Times as a source.
- To access NPR transcripts, go to the “News” menu on the left; select “TV and Radio Transcripts.”
- The “Sources” menu will allow you to search specific titles, including Arkansas news.
Full text of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (1994-present) and other Arkansas newspapers (no Log Cabin).
ERIC – THE Education Database!
World’s largest source of published and unpublished education information, supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains annotated references to nonjournal material and to journal articles. Links to some full text documents.
- Select “Subject” or “Subject Phrase” from the drop-down menu to narrow searching.
- Pay attention to subject headings when you look at your results!
- Limit to type of document (EJ or ED), language, and education level.
- Use “*” on the end of your term to pick up different endings.
- Use quotes to search your terms as a phrase.
- Click on the “Libraries worldwide that own item” to see whether or not UCA owns it.
Journals List– How to Access 40,000 Journals
The gateway to figuring out what we have access to at Hendrix, both in print and online.
- Link to e-journals by title and subject to search for both print and online journals.
- Type in the name of the journal in the search box.
- If we have it in print, it will state that and provide a link back to our catalog, where you'll be able to check dates.
- If we have it online, it will provide links to whichever databases house the online journal - pay attention to the dates. Usually you are plopped into a chronological index - just mine down to the year and issue, and select the article from the list!
Interlibrary Loan – Get It from Elsewhere!
If we don’t have the journal you need, check UCA’s Journals List. If they don’t have it, order your article on interlibrary loan! See a librarian if you’re unsure of the process.
Websites – Good for Browsing & Ideas
Science Friday – Transcripts available through LexisNexis. Science Friday is National Public Radio’s weekly science talk show, broadcast live over
public radio stations (KUAR – FM 89.1) from 1-3pm.
New York Times Science Section – Full text available through LexisNexis.
Science News – Full text available through Academic Search Complete and print subscription.
SciCentral – Gateway to freely available reputable science news sources.
DOE Pulse – Science and Technology highlights from the Department of Energy.
NASA – News, Speeches, and Reports
Wired – Full text available through LexisNexis and print subscription.
Google News – Link to Science and Technology sections on the left.
Last Modified on 2/11/2013