This page provides a list of databases for searching for articles in scholarly journals and other periodicals. A brief description is provided for each database to help researchers choose the most appropriate one for their purpose. The advantages and disadvantages of different levels of database searching also are discussed,
There are a number of electronic resources you can use to research your area. The databases on this page are some of the more useful ones. You can also search for a specific journal using the search box below. If you cannot find what you need, please contact the Subject Specialist using the contact information under the Home tab of this Guide.
If you are faculty, staff, or currently enrolled in classes at Jacksonville State University, you can access the Library's electronic resources from your home computer.
Access is granted through an authentication application called EZproxy. It is very easy to use, and it allows our users to access our resources from any browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) or service provider (AOL, Mindspring, etc.).
Electronic databases may be searched on three levels: singly (native database);in groups, provided they all are products of the same vendor (database cluster); Discovery Search, which can simul-search multiple databases across different vendor platforms and also will harvest books and occasionally an internet site in its search results).
Advantages of searching a native (single) database:
Disadvantages of searching a native database:
Advantages of simul-searching multiple databases by provider:
Disadvantages of simul-searching multiple databases by provider:
Link for simul-searching EBSCOhost databases:
Link for simul-searching Gale databases:
Library database provider link:
Advantages of Discovery Search:
Disadvantages of Discovery Search: