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Basic Resources for Finding Articles

The following are recommended for courses for first-year students and non-majors:

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)  
    Abstracts both scholarly and non-scholarly articles in all subjects, with some articles available full text.
  • America: History & Life (EBSCOhost)  
    Cites articles on U.S. & Canadian history & government.
  • Google Scholar  
    *Directions for getting full text articles*
    A free Web-based Google service that restricts searches to the scholarly literature. Now features linking to full-text of articles held by WKU.
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
    Cites articles on world history & governments (not U.S. & Canada).
  • JSTOR  
    JSTOR provides complete full text from all years of almost 1,400 core scholarly journals, not including the most recent five years.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    Full-text news, law, business, and finance items, including newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts. Also includes U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, and law reviews.
  • Masterfile Premier (EBSCOhost)
    Abstracts mostly non-scholarly popular, opinion, or trade magazine articles in all subjects. Some of the articles are available full text.
  • Project Muse  
    Full text for 100+ scholarly journals in the arts and humanities and social sciences.
  • Reader's Guide to Periodicals 1890 to Present (H.W. Wilson)  
    Contains all information from the printed Readers’ Guide annuals, indexing approximately 375 leading magazines and journals (many peer reviewed). Subject headings have been updated with modern terminology, although the original subject headings are also available.

Related Resources

  • 19th Century British Pamphlets (JSTOR)  
    Significant British pamphlets from the 19th century covering key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of the day.
  • Accounting Research Manager (CCH)  
    Note: CCH ARM is limited to one user at a time...please log out promptly when finished.
    --Get started with a Video Tutorial (Requires you to sign in, but you don't need a password)
  • Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)  
    Full text of over 170 alternative and independent newspapers, magazines and journals.
  • Facts on File News Digest (  
    Facts on File News Digest ( contains the complete full text of the Facts On File News Digest since January 1960, updated weekly.
  • U.S. Government Printing Office FDsys
    Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

    Important collections include the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, GAO Reports, Economic Report of the President, Economic Indicators, Commerce Business Daily, Congressional bills, and court decisions.



    Advanced Resources

    The following are recommended for use by advanced students and researchers:


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