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Although it may be tempting to search for a journal article on the open web, the vast majority of academic journal articles are not available for free on the open web. SJU provides access to millions of academic journal articles through over 200 subscription databases. The following are just a few of those databases and all are relevant to this topic.
Academic Search Premier
Articles from academic and popular publications.
ProQuest Research Library
Content from journals, magazines, and newspapers, covering a broad range of subjects.
SocIndex with Full Text
Articles, book chapters, and ebooks covering sociology, including gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, religion, and social work.
In-depth reports on national and international topics providing context, chronologies, and pro-con arguments. Coverage from 1991 through current.
Content of academic journals and university press ebooks.
News, business, and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
How to Search In a Database
Open Web Tool: Google Scholar
The term "open web" refers to content that can be accessed for free on the internet. It's not behind a paywall.
Googe Scholar is an extremely good starting point for finding literature and also permits you to find articles that reference the original piece. Google Scholar should be used INSTEAD of a regular Google (or Wiki) search of any kind. It narrows your results to books and journal articles and can be easily sorted by date range.
How to Use Google Scholar