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General: Overview

Items that cover a broad range of interests

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

Find Articles - 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.

Find More Articles - Other Possibilities

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


Culture and Language

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