RHETOR 1B: Collateral Language: Alibis We Kill By

Interdisciplinary Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.
    Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles. JSTOR is an archive which means that current issues (generally the most recent 3-5 years) of the journals are not yet available.

Specialized Databases

These databases are likely to have articles on your topic.  We also offer a larger selection of databases in many subject areas.

  • MLA International Bibliography
    Indexes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, proceedings and other materials supporting critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Sponsored by the Modern Language Association.
  • America: History and Life
    Indexes over 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the US and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes all key English-language historical journals; selected historical journals from major countries, state, and local history journals; and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
  • FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals
    Indexes scholarly and popular journals, books, book reviews, and proceedings worldwide on a wide range of topics within the fields of film and television studies.
  • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
    Indexes 150 scholarly and popular periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 300 other periodicals selectively for reviews and articles on the topic film and television.
  • Communication Abstracts
    Indexes 160 sources, with over 44,000 records reflecting articles, reports, papers and books covering communication literature in subjects such as mass media, journalism, public opinion, advertising, marketing, interpersonal communication and organizational communication. To find actual news articles and transcripts, see our list of News Databases.
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    Indexes over 2000 monographs, books, technical reports, occasional papers, book reviews, and dissertations worldwide related to linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Indexes over 1,900 journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics as well as selected anthropology, criminology, demography, law, social psychology, and urban development.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Indexes books, journals, and dissertations within the field of political science and related to international relations, law and politics, political economy, public administration, and public policy.

Getting full text articles online

Some databases include the full text of articles.  Look for links labeled Full text or PDF.

In addition, many databases include UC-eLinks, a system that will often connect to the full text of an article, or at least let you quickly find the printed journal in the library.  Look for this button next to each item in your search results:
UC-eLinks button

Last Update: May 08, 2012 10:52