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Journal Locator  Click on the button to search for a specific journal by  title or browse journals by subject.

Not sure which database to choose to find journal and magazine articles? Browse our research guides.

The Complete A-Z List of Research Databases

Look in the database title and description for the resource that fits your research question, then click on that database's name to access articles and information.

NameScholarly Content?Description

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly: includes original research articles from scholarly/academic journals. Select the 'scholarly/peer-reviewed' filter to retrieve scholarly articles only.

This comprehensive, multidisciplinary database provides access to articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and other periodical sources in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and medicine. Full text articles are available as well as abstracts (article summaries for older or brand-new articles) which may be available in full text via external links or interlibrary loan from the HFU library. Full text coverage is generally from 1975 forward.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Scholarly content.

This database includes articles on engineering, computer technology, energy, fire prevention, physics, and many more. Full-text articles available from 1992, with abstracts dating back to 1983


Art Full Text

Scholarly content.

This database includes articles on art, art history, design, craft, cinematography and other related topics. Full-text articles from 1977, with abstracts dating back to 1972.

Biological and Agricultural Index Plus

Scholarly content.

Full text articles from scholarly and technical periodicals in biology, biochemistry, agriculture, and food science topics. Full-text coverage from 1986 to the present, abstracts beginning in 1982.

Business Abstracts with Full Text

Some scholarly content, but predominantly high-quality articles from professional and popular magazines in the business field.

Journals and magazine articles in business and industry. Full-text coverage from 1982 to the present, with absracts from 1981,

Business Source Complete

Scholarly content.

This database includes current and back-issues from 2,300 management, marketing, finance, and business administration trade and scholarly journals, with full text from about 1965 to present. You can also search more than 10,000 company profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Scholarly and professional content.

CINAHL includes articles and abstracts from the leading nursing and allied health journals in the United States and around the world. Includes selected full-text articles from 1937 to present and also links to full text articles where available in other Holy Family library journal subscriptions.

The Cochrane Library 


The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases containing quality information to assist healthcare professionals in making evidence-based decisions. Reviews and protocols, healthcare trials, technology assessments, and economic evaluations are included.

Counseling and Therapy [in Video]


This online video collection covers the following subject areas: psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatric counseling, and social work. The collection currently includes 331 videos along with the Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy, and is searchable by therapy types, therapists, presentation type, and by subject.

Dissertations & Theses


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. It includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world. Full text is available for most dissertations published after 1997 and for many older works. Search for full text Open-Access dissertations at this site: PQ Open Dissertations

eBook Collection 

Includes books written by scholarly authors and available through academic publishers.

This collection of ebooks covers a diverse array of topics, including business, natural and health sciences, humanities, education, psychology, criminal justice, and information science.

Education Full Text

Scholarly content.

References journal articles and books related to education. Provides indexing from 1983 and selected full text articles dating from 1996 forward.

Education Source 

Scholarly content.

Authoritative collection of education journals covering all levels, interests, and specialties. Includes almost 2,000 journals in full-text and abstracts from thousands more.

Educational Administration Abstracts

Scholarly content.

Covers topics such as educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other subject areas related to educational administration. Includes over 190,000 abstracts from education journals with coverage dating back to 1966. Despite the title, this database does include full text articles and links to full text in other library subscriptions.


Scholarly content.

This comprehensive database offers abstracts of journal articles, conferences, reports and more. Covers all fields of educational research from 1966 to the present. ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to selected full-text documents.

Family Studies Abstracts

Scholarly content.

Descriptions of articles from key academic journals in marriage, divorce, family therapy and other related topics from 1979 - . Includes full text where available in other library subscriptions.

General Science Full Text

Scholarly content.

Journal and magazine articles in biology, chemistry, earth science, health, math, physics and related fields, with full-text articles from 1995 to present and article descriptions back to 1984. 

Google Scholar with Full-Text


Google search restricted to academic and government resources, with links to full-text articles in Holy Family University databases where available.

Hoover's (Please see Mergent Business Tools below)


Humanities Full Text


Journal articles in art, history, literature, music, and religion, with full-text available from 1995 to the present, and article descriptions back to 1910.

Issues & Controversies


Topical database on current issues, presenting opposing points of view.

Journal Locator


Search for electronic journals available at Holy Family University. Use the "Search" feature to search for journals by subject. If the journal is available online, the service provides a list of databases where it can be found, a link to the journal, and the dates for which it is available. It does not index individual articles within journals..

Journal of Visualized Experiments

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a PubMed-indexed video journal dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations. The University subscribes to JoVE Science Education Database which includes the following modules: GENERAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES (videos exhibit how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions); BASIC METHODS IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (videos demonstrate how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology); MODEL ORGANISMS I (videos feature three model organisms commonly used in life sciences research: S. cerevisiae (yeast), D. melanogaster (the fruit fly), and C. elegans (nematode roundworm)); and, MODEL ORGANISMS II (videos feature three vertebrate species commonly used in life sciences research: M. musculus (laboratory mouse), G. g. domesticus (chick), and D. rerio (zebrafish)).


Scholarly content.

Provides full-text of journals in education, social sciences, sciences, and humanities. No current journals, only those 2-5 years old or older.

MEDLINE with Full Text

Scholarly and professional content.

MEDLINE with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,450 of the 4,800+ journals indexed. Subjects include nursing, radiology and radiography, general medicine, the healthcare system, and more. Full text coverage is from 1934 -.

Mergent Business Tools (replaces Hoover's):

Full text


Mergent Archives

Mergent Archives Digitized Corporate Manual Collection is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. The database contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries.

Mergent First Research

  First Research is an Internet-based tool that allows users to easily understand the challenges, opportunities, and operations of more than 900 Industry Segments.

Mergent Online Premium

  Mergent Online Premium is an Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research.
New York Times, The   The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18 1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.

Newspaper Source Plus


Includes full text from 1,200 newspapers, including U.S.A. Today and The Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as full text television and radio news transcripts.



EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from AP, UPI, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. The indexing to content is held for 30 days.

OmniFile Full Text Mega

Some scholarly content.

This general subject database covers a variety of topics from the arts, humanities, technology, social sciences, and more. Full text from scholarly and consumer-related publications from 1994 to present, with indexing from 1982 to present.

Ovid Medical Journals

Scholarly and professional content.

Our Ovid Medical Journals provide full-text access to over 30 research journals and 10 practitioner-oriented journals in the fields of medicine and nursing. Full text articles date from 1995 to the present; article descriptions back to 1950.


Scholarly content.

Contains links to the full text of articles from journals published by American Psychological Association and its affiliates, from 1894 to the present. 


Scholarly content.

Contains over 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers, plus the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.


Scholarly content.

Includes articles, book chapters, dissertations and reports from psychology literature in over 1,500 journals, from 1880's to the present.


Scholarly content.

Journals indexed in PubMed are selected for quality and significance by the National Library of Medicine, and include scholarly/research journals as well as other sources dating back to the 1950s.
*NOTE: This link now requires an HFU login, and offers links to full-text articles in other databases. Click on the University logo where displayed to connect to full-text articles.

R2L Digital Library

Scholarly content.

R2L Digital Library is an electronic digital library of key health science publishers who offer a large medical collection of eBooks that is "focused and cross-referenced." It is a database service that provides access to the top publishers in medicine, nursing, and allied health. With its vast array of eBooks, a person can search across many titles and types of publications in all areas of the health sciences.
*NOTE: This link now requires an HFU login, and offers links to full-text articles in other databases. Click on the University logo where displayed to connect to full-text articles.

Race Relations Abstracts

Scholarly content.

Descriptions of articles from key academic journals in discrimination, immigration, ethnic studies, and other related topics from 1975 - . Includes full text where available in other library subscriptions.

Reader's Guide Full Text


Articles from general interest, popular magazines with full text articles from 1994 to the present.

Regional Business News


Provides comprehensive, full text coverage from 80 business publications from major metropolitan areas.

SAGE Premier

Scholarly content.

Provides full text from 1999 through the present from hundreds of leading peer-reviewed journals. SAGE journals cover business, humanities, social science, criminology, science, technology and medicine. Browse our complete list of titles.

Social Sciences Full Text

Scholarly content.

Articles concerning all aspects of the social sciences, including: psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, addiction studies, family studies, anthropology and related fields. Full text articles from 1972 to the present..


Provides original, up-close profiles of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of resources on children's and young adult literature.

Violence and Abuse Abstracts

Scholarly content.

Descriptions of articles from key academic journals in family and domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, and other related topics. Includes full text where available in other library subscriptions.



Provides access to news feeds from around the globe. To access, click on Academic Search Premier, click on "choose databases," and click the WebNews search box.



WorldCat searches the collections of thousands of libraries around the world. Use it to find books published on a topic which you can order through interlibrary loan, or to find out if another local library has a copy of a book you need.


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