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Find Journals

To find an electronic journal or magazine use the eJournal Finder. Search by title of the publication. The results will indicate the database where you will find the publication. If there are "no results", it usually means the journal is not be available electronically.  Click the TechCat link to see if the library has a print subscription. Contact a librarian for alternatives.

Example: Crain's Detroit Business

Go to the eJournal Finder and type in the title. You will see that this publication is available in several databases. Select one of the options and begin searching.

Job Research

  • Job and Career Accelerator  Icon
    Part of the Learning Express Library focusing on resources related to career exploration, skill development and practice tests related to specific occupations. Apply for jobs, keep track of cover letters and resumes. View tutorials to keep software skills up-to-date or try sample questions for Graduate School Entrance Exam. Set up a free account to use all features.

    From "Home", go to "All Centers" tab and select Job and Career Accelerator from the drop-down menu.
  • ReferenceUSA
    Reliable information on millions of U.S. businesses. Excellent resource for marketing research, competitive analysis, fundraising and job searches.
  • Crain's Detroit
    Search eJournal Finder to find electronic availability of Crain's.
  • Business Source Complete+  
      
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    Includes Regional Business News sources. Add Detroit as a keyword to find information on local companies.
  • Management & Business Guide
    Information & links for company research.
  • Career Resources Guide
    Online Career Assistance tab

Best Places to Start

Start with TechCat+, the library catalog for an overview of available resources. Start with one of the article databases if you only want information from periodicals. Those suggested below are good "general" databases, covering a variety of topics. They include content from scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.

  • TechCat for LTU  
      
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    Overview of books, journal articles and visual material owned by or available through the LTU Library, and beyond. The main search includes 20 databases, and you can add more via Advanced Search.
  • Omnifile full-text
    1,600 full-text journals from all subject areas.
  • Academic OneFile (Galegroup)  Icon
    Wide selection of academic journals and magazine articles. Electronic full-text is available for many articles. Includes some coverage of military topics.
  • General Onefile  Icon
    General interest magazines and journals on a variety of topics including military and naval science.
  • General Science Abstracts  
      
    Covers all types of scientific periodicals. Use LinkSource to determine full-text availability.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (in Context)  Icon
    Collects articles in various formats on controversial issues
  • ReferenceUSA
    Reliable information on millions of U.S. businesses. Excellent resource for marketing research, competitive analysis, fundraising and job searches.

Other Possibilities

These databases are more specialized but still index articles in a variety of subject areas.

  • Business Source Complete+  
      
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    An excellent starting point for topics related to business, leadership, finance & economics.
  • LexisNexis
    Full-text newspapers, periodicals, newsletters, and data (1990-present)
  • ScienceDirect  
      
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    Science, Technology, Health, Psychology, Management: full-text from 1995 to present - the GREEN box means full-text is available.
    RefWorks tip: use LinkSource to import citations into RefWorks
 

Ask a Librarian

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Contact an LTU librarian directly at refdesk@ltu.edu. Please put Reference Question in the subject line. Or call the library at 248-204-3000 during open hours.

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