Why use an Index

Indexes are the search engines for finding journal articles.

Boolean operators (and, or, not) are used to signal relationships between terms and how you want them searched.

(aggression or violence) and hemingway

Descriptors are assigned to describe what is covered in each article. 

A Thesaurus is a searchable descriptor list to identify the best terms to search and shows broader, narrower or related terms you might not have thought to use.

Source for journal & periodical information

Multidatabase Search

Discovery Service
Limit Your Results

Individual Indexes to Articles

SAMPLE: "leonardo da vinci" and "mona lisa" and painting

Scholarly, Popular & Trade Journals

This video from Otis College discusses the differences between scholarly, popular & trade publications.

Getting Articles

Our indexes link you to the journal articles that we own via 360 Link.

There will also be a link to request those articles that we do not own. Register to select a username and password that you use each time you want to request an item.