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A resource guide for topics in the humanities.
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How to Find Journals

Quick instructions for searching for journals in Our Journal List/e-Book List

1.    Access Our Journal List/e-Book List (also located in the Quick Links section which appears on the side of most pages).  This tool allows you to search the library’s full text and print journals holdings. 

2.    Make sure the Journals tab is selected before you search, to ensure you are searching journals and not e-books.

3.    Enter all or part of the journal title in the Quick Search box and click Search;  Make sure you enter a journal title and not an article title.

4.     Titles matching your search will be displayed. Note the Online Coverage column which shows the date range of full text onlineholdings for each title.  

5.    Online Journals - To see a journal that is available online, click on its checkmark link  (fulltext and print checkmark) under Full Text Access. The link should take you directly to the online journal where you can locate your article.  If you are off-campus, you will need a valid username and password to view most online articles.  Some online journal articles are not available from off-campus due to vendor or technical barriers.

6.    Print Holdings - To see which volumes of a journal title the library holds, click on the checkmark link  (fulltext and print checkmark) under Print Holdings.  The link will take you to the title's entry in cataLyst, the library's catalog (Sometimes instead of a single entry, a results list will appear).  Scroll down through the entry to find the location of the journal and the library's holdings.  Most bound and unbound journals are on the library's second floor.

Or view a video tutorial on basic searching  [3:23min]

 

      

    Search Google Scholar

    Google Scholar is Google’s tool for searching scholarly literature.

    • Just search using the field below. In your search results, look for the Find Full Text at USciences link next to individual results and click it to access full text via our e-resource subscriptions. (The link should only appear next to full text items in our collection.)
    • If you do not see the Find Full Text at USciences link next to an item you would like to read, look beneath the citation for a link that reads All (#) versions. If present, click this link to see all the locations the item is hosted online. In some instances, free access to the item may be available through one of these locations. If not, consider placing a request via ILLiad for the item.

    Important Note: Google Scholar's search results are not exhaustive, so do not assume that you have found "everything" on your topic via Scholar. It is just one tool to employ in your searches.



    Books & e-Books

    There are several ways to search for books and e-books:

    • Library Catalog (cataLyst)
      Search the library catalog for books on your topic. Use this link to enter the full catalog interface, or use the Search field at the top of this guide to do a quick search (make sure to choose "Library Catalog (cataLyst)" from the drop-down menu first).
    • E-ZBorrow
      If you don't find what you're looking for in the Library Catalog, use E-ZBorrow to borrow books from other libraries, free of charge.
    • Our e-Book List
      Use our e-Book List to search for e-books owned by USciences. Be sure to click the e-Books tab to highlight it before searching.
    • eBook Collection (via EBSCO)
      If you don't find what you need in Our e-Book List, use EBSCO's eBook database to search for and access e-books in a variety of subjects.
     

    Featured Books from Our Collection

    Click a title/author link to check availability in the library catalog (cataLyst)If a list appears, look at the first title. 
    A status of
    Not Charged indicates the book is available.

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    The Louvre - Vincent Pomarède (Commentaries by); Erich Lessing (Photographer); Anja Grebe (Contribution by); Henri Loyrette (Preface by); Loyrette Henri (Preface by)
    Call Number: N 2030 L896
    ISBN: 1579128866
    Publication Date: 2011-11-15
    The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. For the first time ever, The Louvre: All the Paintings collects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one volume.Organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum— the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School— the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artist's date of birth. Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarède on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's impact on the history of art, and more.

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    The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism - Phillip J. Barrish
    Call Number: PS 374 R32 B276
    ISBN: 9780521897693
    Publication Date: 2011-10-06
    Between the Civil War and the First World War, realism was the most prominent form of American fiction. Realist writers of the period include some of America's greatest, such as Henry James, Edith Wharton and Mark Twain, but also many lesser-known writers whose work still speaks to us today, for instance Charles Chesnutt, Zitkala-Ša and Sarah Orne Jewett. Emphasizing realism's historical context, this introduction traces the genre's relationship with powerful, often violent, social conflicts involving race, gender, class and national origin. It also examines how the realist style was created; the necessarily ambiguous relationship between realism produced on the page and reality outside the book; and the different, often contradictory, forms 'realism' took in literary works by different authors. The most accessible yet sophisticated account of American literary realism currently available, this volume will be of great value to students, teachers and readers of the American novel.

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    Angel Island - Erika Lee; Judy Yung
    Call Number: JV 6926 A65 L455 2010
    ISBN: 0199734089
    Publication Date: 2010-08-27
    Like its counterpart on Ellis Island, the immigration station on Angel Island was one of the country's main ports of entry for immigrants in the early twentieth century. But while Ellis Island was mainly a processing center for European immigrants, Angel Island was designed to detain and exclude immigrants from Asia. The immigrant experience on Angel Island-more than any other site-reveals how U.S. immigration policies and their hierarchical treatment of immigrants according to race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and gender played out in daily practices and decisions at the nation's borders with real consequences on immigrant lives and on the country itself.

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    Writing Fiction - Janet Burroway; Elizabeth Stuckey-French; Ned Stuckey-French
    Call Number: PN 3355 B972 2011
    ISBN: 0205750346
    Publication Date: 2010-01-03
    Writing Fiction, 7e guides the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision by providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples. Written in a tone that is personal and non-prescriptive, the text encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process, offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity. The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand-in-hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories.

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