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Research Guide

Article Databases in 5 Minutes

Posted with permission from North Carolina State University Libraries.


The B.L. Fisher Library subscribes to over 800 journals and nearly 100 databases. Journals can be found online or on the first floor of the library.

Know what journal and issue you are looking for? Use the A-Z Journal List to browse journals, magazines, or newspapers subscribed to by the B.L. Fisher Library by volume and issue.

Choosing a Database

Article databases provide you with 24-7 access to magazine, journal and newspaper articles via the Internet. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your topic/subject:

  • consult the database descriptions in the Library's Complete Resource List
  • check to see if there is a guide that covers your subject area or topic
  • ask a librarian

Library Loan

Need an article we don't have? Request it through Library Loan.

Although a Library Loan request for a book can take 2 to 3 weeks to receive, an article typically comes within 3 to 7 days! Most of the time, a library loan request will not cost anything. But if it does, our Library Loan staff will ask before they order anything.