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 and academic journals and magazines. 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



Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost Biography Fulltext    
CINAHL with Fulltext(EBSCOhost) Nursing, Allied Health Partial fulltext   1981 - present
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost) Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing Fulltext    
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



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

Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCOhost) General, Business, Pre-Law, History, Social Work Fulltext    
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)





MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost) General and popular magazines. Mostly fulltext   1922 - present

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
New York Times (requires personal account) General Fulltext   1851 - present

OAIster (OCLC FirstSearch)
OAIster (WorldCat Local)

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




Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Current events Fulltext    
Primary Search (EBSCOhost) Periodicals and reference works for elementary school children. Fulltext    
PsycARTICLES(EBSCOhost) Psychology, Social Work Fulltext   1988 - present
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost) Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Fulltext    
PsycINFO(EBSCOhost) Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Medicine Partial fulltext   1887 - present

Religious & Theological Abstracts  




1948 - present

Science & Technology Collection (EBSCOhost) Biology, Chemistory, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics Partial fulltext    
Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Index - no restrictions Genealogy Citations   1850 - present
Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index - no restrictions Religion, Education Citations   1963 - present
Small Business Reference Center (EBSCOhost) Business Fulltext    
Social Work Abstracts(EBSCOhost) Social Work Partial fulltext   1966 - present
SocINDEX (EBSCOhost) Communication, 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.