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ENG 111: College Composition I - Library Display Project (Schroder - AL): Magazine, Newspaper, & Journal Databases

Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Databases

From off campus you will be asked to log in with your MyNova/Blackboard username and password.

Search Tips

  • Type in just the most important words related to your topic.
  • Use quotation marks to keep words together that need to be together ("heart attack" "climate change")
  • Put the word    AND   between each idea:   

organ transplants AND waiting lists
"star wars" AND philosophy


  • Put a checkmark in the "Full Text" box: 
    This will ensure all the articles in your list of results will include the complete article.

Why Use a Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Article?

Magazines, journals and newspapers:

  • Provide detailed information about a specific aspect of a topic.
  • Report on events, issues or scholarly research.
  • Are good sources for current or recent information.

Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.

For a summary or overview of a topic, use an encyclopedia.