Find Articles

Finding articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers (known collectively as periodicals) usually requires two steps. With thousands of articles published each year finding a particular article, or even several articles on a particular topic, is a daunting task. Article indexes are tools which help you locate the articles you need by telling you where they are published. The following online article indexes are restricted to use by Union College students and faculty unless otherwise noted.

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Index Topics Format *Dates Indexed
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) General Partial fulltext 1975 - present
AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library) Biology, Nutrition Citations 1970 - present
American Chemical Society Journal Search Chemistry Partial fulltext
Additional fulltext may be purchased.
Current year + 4 previous

American Physical Society Journal Search


Fulltext may be purchased.

1893 - present

ArticleFirst (OCLC FirstSearch)
ArticleFirst (WorldCat Local)
Business, Humanities, Medicine, Popular Cultures, Science, Social Science, Technology Citations 1990 - present
ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials (EBSCOhost) Religion Partial fulltext 1949 - present

Biography Reference Bank (EBSCOhost)


Partial fulltext


CINAHL with Fulltext(EBSCOhost) Nursing, Allied Health Partial fulltext 1981 - present
EBSCOhost (multiple databases) Use this link to search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously Partial fulltext n/a

EBSCOhost (off campus access)

Use this link login to EBSCO databases from off campus using your Union College ID card barcode.



EBSCOhost Mobile

Includes a link to the EBSCOhost Mobile profile for use with most smartphones.

Partial fulltext


General topics - includes television and radio transcripts, maps, and pictures Fulltext

1994 - present (a few older items)

ERIC (OCLC FirstSearch)
ERIC (WorldCat Local)
ERIC (U.S. Dept. of Education

Education, Psychology, Social Work EBSCOhost contains partial fulltext;
OCLC FirstSearch contains abstracts only
1966 - present
Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (Ovid) Medicine Partial fulltext 2000 - present

Global Issues in Context (Gale)

International perspective on all topics. Includes multimedia.


 Focus on current events

GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)

Environmental studies

Partial fulltext


Humanities International Index  (EBSCOhost) Literature, Art, Music, History, Political Science, Communication, Drama, Religion, Philosophy Partial fulltext 1925 - present

In the First Person

Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives Partial fulltext 1930 - present


The following collections are available: Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, Language & Literature, Life Sciences, and selected current subscription titles.


1884 - 3-5 years ago

Lexis Nexis Academic Business, Communication, Government Documents, Law, and News Partial fulltext 1789 - present
Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts  (EBSCOhost) Computer Science, Library Science Partial fulltext 1965 - present

Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)




New! MEDLINE Complete (EBSCOhost)
MEDLINE (OCLC FirstSearch)
MEDLINE (WorldCat Local)

Medicine, Nursing, Biology EBSCOhost contains partial fulltext;
OCLC FirstSearch contains abstracts only
1965 - present
Military & Government Collection(EBSCOhost) History, Political Science Partial fulltext 1964 - present
National Geographic Magazine Archive(Gale) Science, History, Geography Fulltext 1888 - 1994

OAIster (OCLC FirstSearch)
OAIster (WorldCat Local)

General topics - includes digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, datasets, and more.



Omnifile Fulltext Select (EBSCOhost)




PsycARTICLES(EBSCOhost) Psychology, Social Work Fulltext 1988 - present
PsycINFO(EBSCOhost) Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Medicine Partial fulltext 1887 - present

Religious & Theological Abstracts  



1948 - present

Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Index - no restrictions Genealogy Citations 1850 - present
Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index - no restrictions Religion, Education Citations 1963 - present
Social Work Abstracts(EBSCOhost) Social Work Partial fulltext 1966 - present
SocINDEX (EBSCOhost) Sociology, Social Science, Social Work, Disaster Response and Relief    

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost)


Partial fulltext


* These dates do not represent actual coverage of each periodical title, but rather the earliest indexing of a title in this database.

Once you have the publication information or citation for an article, check to see if the library has it. There are several possible places to look:

  1. Some article indexes provide full text access to some or all articles indexed.
  2. Periodicals A to Z, a list of all online and print periodicals in the library. This list must be consulted before making Interlibrary Loan requests.