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New York - Researching: Articles & Databases

Provides an overview of resources for researching New York City and the State of New York.

Articles & Databases

This page highlights databases and selected journals used to help find articles at Fordham University Libraries. 

  • A periodical is a journal, magazine or newspaper published regularly on a schedule. Researchers can look up periodicals individually or search on a topic across many periodicals through a database.
  • Library databases may contain a combination of peer-reviewed articles as well as reports, book reviews, opinion pieces, datasets, images, videos, archival content, and more.

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Newspaper & Magazine Articles

Finding Articles from a Citation

History Databases


Multidisciplinary Databases

Library databases aggregate content from journals, magazines, and newspapers. For a wider search across many publications on a topic, trying using a library database to search for articles.

If your focus is on finding peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals, use the options in each database to target your search by peer review status and document type i.e. check boxes for full text, peer review, articles, etc. Using these options known as "limiters" should remove book reviews from your results.

Boolean Searching & Peer Review

⇒ For quick tutorials on using Boolean search strategies, try the following short videos:

⇒ Consult the Database Search Tips from MIT Libraries for additional insights into structuring your search terms.

⇒ Confused about what "peer review" or "scholarly articles" means? Watch Peer Review in 3 Minutes from North Carolina State University Libraries.

Additional Research Guides & Databases

For additional research guides and databases covering environmental topics, political science, and other social science topics and more, try the following:

Requesting Articles Through InterLibrary Loan

Articles from journals that Fordham does not subscribe to can be requested through InterLibrary Loan. If the library is able to get access, these articles will be delivered to researchers electronically.

Requesting Book Chapters & Print Journal Articles

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