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Articles/Databases

The “Articles/Databases” search box searches 2 EBSCOHost databases covering many subjects:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • MasterFILE Premier

Many results will be full text journal and magazine articles. NOTE: This is ONLY 2 of the 200+ databases to which the library subscribes.

Additional links:

Newspapers provides a list of library databases used to search for full text newspaper articles and a list of newspapers on the web.

Databases A-Z is a quick way to select a known database. For a subject list of databases, select the Categories tab.  Another way to see databases by subject is to use the Research Guides for Stout programs; each guide includes the best databases for the program.

EBSCOhost provides several general and multidisciplinary databases. See Databases to view others.  Each vendor will have a list of databases from which to select; some are subject specific (Lexis Nexis for legal; Project Muse for literature).

FAQ:

What is a database?

Within libraries, a database is an online tool used to identify articles needed to support your research for classroom assignments. When you input your search terms in the search box, you will retrieve citations to journal and magazine articles, and in many cases, the full text articles.

Journals

The search box under Journals identifies what journals are available electronically and in the library. This search is helpful if you have a citation to an article and you need to locate it. It is also useful if you want to browse the latest issue when it is online. You can only search by the journal title, e.g. Newsweek. To search for articles in the journals, go back to the “Articles/Databases” tab.

Additional links:

Journals A-Z takes you to a searchable listing of ALL Stout journals whether they are e-journals online or located in the library building. You can search for journal titles, e.g. click on N to select Newsweek.  You can also search by category. To search for articles in journals, go to the search box under “Articles/Databases”.

Find articles by citation allows you to search for a full-text version of a specific journal article. Best results are achieved with the journal title, volume number, starting page number, and date for the article. (ISSN can also be used in place of journal title). 

FAQ:

What is an e-journal?

An e-journal is an electronic journal, often another format of the print journal. Content in an e-journal is easily available on your computer. Please note what years are available to you when you search by journal title.

Can I search for articles in the Journals search box?

No. You can only search for journal titles in this search box. Examples of journal titles are Newsweek, National Geographic. To search for articles in journals, go to the search box under Articles/Databases.

Books/Media

The search box under Books/Media identifies what print, electronic, and Stout books and media are available in the Stout Library. This includes books, e-books, Stout theses, maps, CDs, DVDs, musical recordings, etc.

Additional links:

EBooks takes you to a list of e-book collections.  These are especially useful for distance learners.

UW-Library Catalogs allows you to search all UW System Library Catalogs at once and to request materials from them.

WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  Items may be requested through an automated form.

Research Guides

The search box under Research Guides searches the content of the librarian-developed guides.  These guides include the best library resources, and selected web resources, for Stout programs and some departments and classes.

Course Guides is a list of guides developed for specific classes.  Each guide includes "best" library and selected web resources to support research in that class.  A subject list of all subject and course guides is also here.

Research and Course Guides A-Z is an alphabetical list of ALL the librarian-developed guides for Stout programs and the course guides. 

Archives

Select from the list of indexes developed by the University Archives and Area Research Center relating to UW-Stout or Barron, Dunn, and Pepin Counties.  Some are indexes only; some are digital photo collections.

Last updated: 03/18/2013   Last revised: 10/24/2011