Find citations of journal articles or book chapters on your topic in an article index or subject-related database such as RILM or Music Index Online. Use the web proxy to access electronic journals and databases from off-campus.
Nota bene: Once you find a useful citation, search QCAT for the source journal or book title containing the article you need: i.e the title of the whole book or the whole journal in which the article can be found.
Some databases provide PDF full text articles, or contain links to the full text if it is available via other databases in our collection.
Can't find the article you need at Queen's either in print or electronically? Try RACER, our interlibrary loan service. But remember to start your research early!
Academic Search Complete (multidisciplinary index to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports. Approximately 50% of journal titles contain full-text articles)
America: History and Life (covers also native populations in Canada, U.S., Mexico)
ATLA Religion Database (topics include world religions, and religious perspectives on social issues)
Bibliography of Native North Americans (covers native North American culture, history, and life)
Film Index International (stories and bibliographical references re the film. No Get it @ Queens button so need to look up references individually to see if we have)
Gender Studies Database (interdisciplinary topics related to gender studies, including music)
IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (areas include anthropology, art, cultural studies, gender studies, geography, race and ethnic studies, religious studies, sociology)
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance (selective articles with full-text)
JSTOR (electronic journal archive providing access to entire "backrun" of many core academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, business, and law, from v. 1 to within 2-5 years of current volume).
Oxford Reference Online - Music (Music collection component of Oxford Reference Online, a database of full-text e-book dictionaries, companions and Oxford reference works, 5-user limit)
Oxford Reference Online – Society and Culture (Society and Culture component of Oxford Reference Online, a database of full-text e-book dictionaries, companions and Oxford reference works, 5-user limit)
Political Studies @ ProQuest (searches 4 political studies databases, including IBSS, PAIS, Worldwide Political Abstracts, ProQuest Political Science)
Sociology @ ProQuest (searches 3 sociology databases simultaneously, including Sociological Abstracts, IBSS and ProQuest Sociology)
Journal articles are important as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.
Consult our guide Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, to help evaluate and decide which journal articles will be useful for your essay.