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Items that cover a broad range of interests

LTU Library Overview "Brochure"

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

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.

Other Possibilities

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


Culture and Language

Chat with a Librarian


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Research Help Now!  Ask research/reference questions 24/7 via chat. Lawrence Tech partners with other academic institutions to provide 24/7 virtual reference service. So, if we are not available to assist you, a librarian from another institution will answer your question.

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

Need help? Contact the library at 248-204-3000 or email