Since Primo Library Search includes articles in its results, you may be wondering why you would bother to search in a journal article database. There are several reasons for using an individual database:
Noise - Say you're looking for information on zombies (computers that distribute spam) and you find articles on the walkingdead, philosophy, anthropology, and other subjects; using a database that specializes in computer literature lets you focus on your topic
Bells and Whistles - Some databases have specialized subject headings and powerful search features; most let you search within the full text of articles
Thoroughness - not all database articles are included in Primo Library Search, for technical reasons; Education Full Text and CINAHL (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and the databases on the Databases on the Web guide are not included in the Library Search
Index to approximately 10,000 periodicals covering a wide variety of subject areas, including thousands of peer-reviewed titles. Many are in full text. Includes full text of the New York Times from 1985. How to Use
JSTOR is a digital archive of journal content. Chemeketa has the archive collections Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences III, comprising about 400 journals. The collections are strong in the humanities.
Full-text critical essays and reviews, biographies of authors; overviews of frequently studied works; full-text poems, short stories and plays; Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature; and more. How To Use
ProQuest Central searches for articles in more than forty subject area databases that include Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities content. Click on Databases (4) to select specific databases or subject areas to search within.
contains scanned images of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the PFA Library's extensive collection covering world cinema, past and present."
Searches reviews of films, videos, DVDs, music and games in newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. A search generates a list of reviews with brief quotations, which may have index information or may link to the article in the original sources. Produced by Metacritic, Inc.
The Movie Review Query Engine finds reviews of current and past films online. About half are from the online versions of periodicals like Rolling Stone, The Chicago Sun Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post; the others are from Web sites that feature reviews, such as eFilmCritic.com.