More About Articles

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How to Search for Periodical Articles

  • For articles on a specific subject, use the Start Your Research Here box on the library's home page, linked below.
  • Limit your search to Articles.
    • The search box on the library's home page covers about 100 of our 120 databases, linking to more than 80,000 periodicals. 
    • After doing a search, use Advanced Search to add more subjects and to limit the search to peer-reviewed articles.
  • For full-text articles from a specific periodical, click the Periodicals by Title tab above. 

Accessibility of Article Databases

Empire State College created this page linking to information about Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT™) for various library databases, showing how they conform to the Revised 508 Standards for IT accessibility. It also includes screenreader instructions for databases and database accessibility contacts. 

Print Periodicals

  • The SUNY Adirondack Library subscribes to approximately 200 magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers in print format. 
  • They're in alphabetical order by title on the shelves on library's top floor, near the reference desk. 
  • After using periodicals in the library, please put them in the wooden bin near the book stacks for student assistants to reshelve.
  • Magazines, journals and newspapers cannot be borrowed by students or community members. SUNY Adirondack faculty may borrow periodical issues for two weeks.  
  • Library users may scan print article to a USB drive for free, or photocopy articles (10 cents a copy using the copier in the copy room).
  • Many of these print periodicals are available full-text through library databases.  

What About Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is essentially a large listing of articles, with some duplication. Few articles are full-text in Google Scholar itself. (Those would come from free journal websites.) Google Scholar searches with a looser "keyword" method, not subject headings. If you have tried other databases with little success and have consulted with a librarian for search tips, Google Scholar could be useful for those "needle in a haystack" topics.

Here's a catch: Google Scholar will easily link you to full-text articles in the SUNY Adirondack Library's databases if you are using an on-campus computer to search. (Google Scholar uses IP address based authentication to know which databases are available to the searcher.) After you do a search with an on-campus computer and review the citations, click the three-bar dropdown menu on the top left > Settings > Library Links > type in SUNY Adirondack > add check mark > Save. Your searches will include full-text results from SUNY Adirondack Library databases.