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Research Strategies 2: Finding Sources: Other Sources

Searching for Specific Periodicals

Looking to see if the library has access to a specific magazine, newspaper, or journal? The Oviatt Library subscribes to over 1,700 print and over 25,000 online periodicals.

  • You can search by periodical title by selecting the Journals tab on the library’s homepage underneath the OneSearch box.

  • For online periodicals only, select the Search electronic periodicals only check box.

NOTE: The Library catalog offers title searching for periodicals, but not for specific articles. For access to periodical articles, search the databases listed on the Library's Databases by Subject page.


Finding an Online Article from a Citation

Watch this video to learn how to search for particular article and if the library has access to it:



Finding Statistics on Specific Topics

Only a core group of organizations (most frequently government agencies, particularly federal agencies) collect, analyze, and publish extensive statistical data on a regular basis. Once you know the organization that collects the type of data in which you are interested, search their web site or catalogs of their print publications.

Tip: Think about who would have cared about statistics on the subject and how, as well as from whom, the data could have been collected; this often gives clues of where to look for statistics, whether from a government agency, a trade association, or some other source.

Go to statistical data sources.

Research Therapy: Statistical Resources