To find a specific journal
use the Journal Titles
List, or search EUREKA [limit to periodicals]
To improve your
database search results try using the truncation
symbol. Truncation symbols vary by database, but the usual
suspects are an asterisk * exclamation mark ! or a pound # sign. Click for an explanation from EbscoHost databases.
A great way to see what the latest research is in any subject area is to select a journal (online of course, using the Journal Titles list) and then browsing the table of contents.
Finding the Actual Article
Many of the databases will only provide you with a citation. To retreive the full text of an article from within most databases, use the Find It @SacState link, which can usually be found at the end of a database record summary.
Off Campus Access
Off-campus access is available to all current CSUS students, faculty, and staff to many Library electronic resources.
Connecting to electronic resources from off-campus may require authentication with SacLink User ID and password. Full instructions are here.
- Academic Search Complete (best place to start)
- JSTOR Anthropology
Once you are in the database, be sure to check Narrow by Discipline: Anthropology box [63 titles] box.
A great database to search for older publications, because it often goes back to volume 1 of a journal. Beware however, it does not contain the most current years (often 1-3) of any particular journal.
The journals included in this database are in the areas of the humanities, social sciences and the arts. Specifically the journals include the following subject categories: anthropology, Folklore, Geography, History, Latin American Studies, Medicine and Health, Native American Studies, and Science.
- eHRAF World Cultures
The eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level
From the National Agriculture Library with a focus on agriculture and nutrition. Before you begin your search (but are in the database) be sure to switch tabs, so that you are searching in the "keyword search" tab and not the default "basic search" tab or your search will be not work.
Coverage includes all aspects of biology: microbiology, pharmacology, botany, and biomedical research back to 1969.
- JSOTR Biological Sciences
Once you are in the database be sure to check Narrow by Discipline: Biological Sciences [263 titles]. A great database to search for older publications, because it often goes back to volume 1 of a journal. Beware however, it does not contain the most current years (often 1-3) of any particular journal.
Use "Limit" to select the complementary medicine subset [sb] of the database. It was designed to facilitate searching for subjects in the area of complementary and alternative medicine. Example: osteoarthritis AND cam[sb]
Predominately science, mostly technical, the database also has articles from the social sciences and humanities.
- Wiley InterScience
Subject covered include life and physical sciences, math, as well as the social sciences. Coverge back to ~ 1996.
Provides access to the full Chemical Abstracts database with citations to the literature of chemistry and patents. Subjects include all areas of chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine. Coverage: 1907-. Materials include books, journals, proceedings, dissertations, patents. Access: Saclink account holders only.
Liimit search to complementary medicine subset [sb] of the database. It was designed to facilitate searching for subjects in the area of complementary and alternative medicine. Example: osteoarthritis AND cam[sb]
Link to a list of all Databases
by subject or database name (there is an A-Z list hiding above the subject list)