Finding Articles

Academic Journals, Newspapers & Magazines

You can find FREE, full-text articles from journals, newspapers, & magazines through the library's databases. Sometimes your professors will require that you use "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" resources from academic journals--these are usually quite lengthy, include technical language, & are written by a professional in the field. Other times you may want to use "popular" resources like magazines & newspapers--these are written for a general audience so are usually a lot shorter, easier to read, & may include a lot of advertisements. Before getting started on your research, it's important to know what kind of resources your professor allows.

You can do your research from off-campus 24/7 by connecting to the databases through the library's website & entering in your name and 7-Digit College ID number. Not sure what your ID number is? Go to MYCSTATE & use the link for "Look Up Username/Reset Your Cincinnati State Password" to retrieve it. Watch our short "Looking Up Your College ID" video for more instructions.

Quick Links

General Databases

  • ***Academic Search Complete (indexes more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals covering nearly all academic areas of study)
  • JSTOR (interdisciplinary database of over 30,000 academic journal titles with full-text articles)
  • LexisNexis Academic (full-text database of articles from major newspapers and magazines. Includes business and medical information.)
  • Master File Premier (multidisciplinary database providing full-text general reference publications)
  • OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (provides access to a wide variety of full-text scholarly journals)
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Scholarly -vs- Popular Articles


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