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Search for academic and general/popular magazines
You have several choices in finding academic journals:
OneSearch (the big search box on the SMSU Library's homepage)
Individual databases (easier to sort through-- if you have a good sense of your topic, go to one or all of these):
Academic Search Premier Scholarly, peer-reviewed publications in many areas of academic study including humanities, education, computer sciences, ethnic studies, and social sciences.
JSTOR Full-text archive of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select books and other materials.
MegaFile MegaFILE is comprised of EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases.
Project MUSE Full-text articles in humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.
Proquest Databases - ALL All Proquest Databases SMSU subscribes to are available for searching at once through this link.
Finding books on the shelf
If you want to browse for books on the 4th floor of the library, check out this list of where you can find the subject of your choice.
When you find a book in the catalog that you want to get your hands on, note:
- the location of the book-- which floor is it on?
- the call number
- whether or not it's available
Once you have that information in hand, find the book on the shelf.
If you haven't found a book in an academic library before, take a look at this guide to the Library of Congress Classification System (what we use to organize our books) before venturing upstairs. Be patient with yourself-- it's a little bit tricky to use this system at first if you're not used to it.
Still not finding the book? Ask one of the reference librarians.
The site is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world.