Articles can be found in journals, magazines, newspapers and online. Use this guide to find articles in the library databases, print and online journals, newspapers, and free online journal databases.
If you are not on the TBC campus, be sure to connect off-campus before linking to the library databases.
Finding articles in the library databases
The Graham Library subscribes to over 70 databases in which you can find many types of articles, such as journal articles, magazine articles, encyclopedia and dictionary articles, newspaper articles, bibliographies, market reports, and much more. These lists of subject and most recommended databases will help you to choose the right database for your research topic.
To get a quick start searching our databases, use the search box above.
Many databases include resources in one subject area, making it easy to find articles for a specific research topic.
Top recommended databases
These databases are highly recommended because of the wide range of subjects and types of resources they include.
- Academic Search: Scholarly articles in every subject area
- ATLA Religion Database: Scholarly articles on religion and theology
- Business Source: Business articles from scholarly and trade journals
- Masterfile: Articles from popular magazines and reference books
- Megafile: Scholarly, popular and business articles
- Gale Reference Works: Reference works and journal articles
- eLibrary: Articles, books, audio/visual resources, and more on general topics.
Help searching the databases
Many of our databases are from EBSCO, so you will use the same search screen to find articles in different databases. This video will help you learn how to best search the EBSCO databases. The tips can also be used in our other databases.
Finding articles in journals
The Graham Library currently subscribes to 40 journals and magazines in print, and has many more titles in our archives. Many of these journals do not have full-text available online, meaning our collection is the exclusive source for articles in these journals. However, you can search through the contents of many of these journals in our library databases, making it easy to find articles and access them in the library.
The guide to current print journals lists the title of each journal, and links to the journal’s website, full-text online archive (when available), and the index of the journal on EBSCO (when available).
These guides list individual journals and magazines by subject area so you can find the right journal for your topic. Each title links to the full-text of the journal in our library databases or online.
Finding Newspaper Articles
Newspapers are also a good source for current or historical articles and are typically considered primary resources. The library subscribes to Proquest Newspapers, which has thousands of newspapers from around the world, including many local and national newspapers.
Finding articles in online databases
In addition to our library databases, there are many online databases that you can use to search for free journal articles.
- Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
The ARDA collects and provides data on religion, which is provided by religion scholars and research centers around the world. The data is meant to be a resource for scholars, educators, journalists, and religious congregations. It is presented in a wide variety of tables, spreadsheets, summaries, etc.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ is an online directory of open access and peer-reviewed journals. It includes over 11,000 journals in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities. Use the search page or browse by subject.
JSTOR is a database of scholarly articles from a wide variety of journals. Researchers who sign up for a MyJSTOR account can read up to 78 free articles per year.
- Open Library of Humanities (OLH)
The OLH publishes scholarly, peer-reviewed, and open access journals in areas of the humanities.
- Science Direct Open Access Journals
Science Direct, a major search engine for science journals and articles, has the option to view only open access journals or journals that contain open access articles. After your search, choose to limit your results to "Open Access Articles".
- Taylor and Francis (T&F) Online Journal Search
T&F offer a search of their entire journal collection, with the option to limit your search results only to items that are available to read for free. Enter your term(s) in the search boxes and mark the "Only content I have full access to" option to retrieve free articles from high-quality journals.
- Theological Studies Archive & Biblical Studies Archive
These complementary archives provide a wide range of materials for biblical and theological studies. There are many free journal articles, book reviews and Bible study aids.