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ASRC 1500: Introduction to Africana Studies: Electronic Indexes

Useful Tips

Databases identify and locate articles published in magazines, journals and newspapers. Many databases also index essays, book chapters and monographs.

Tip 1: Some of the databases provide full-text coverage of journals.

Tip 2: If the database does not provide full-text, use Get it! Cornell or search the library catalog for the journal title (or book title). This will provide you with Cornell's holdings of the journal (in both print and electronic form).

Tip 3: For more precise searching, it is best to search the databases individually (rather than using Search Articles).

Selected Databases

The selected databases below are an excellent step in locating journal, magazine and newspaper articles. In a few cases you will be able to find original/primary material.