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 Omni 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! Please note: print ILL requests have been discontinued during COVID-19 until further notice, but requests for e-books or e-articles are possible.
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)
Gender Studies Database (interdisciplinary topics related to gender studies, including music)
Historical Abstracts (Comprehensive index to the world's historical literature (except Canada and the United States) from 1450 to the present. Indexes journal articles, selected books and dissertations).
International Bibliography of Art (IBA, continues BHA) (European art since late antiquity; American art since the colonial period; global art since 1945; fine art in all media; decorative arts and antiques; museum studies and conservation; archaeology and material culture; folk art; architectural history)
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)
International Medieval Bibliography (search as well as Iter below)
A bibliography of books, journal material, dissertation abstracts and essays in books (including conference proceedings, Festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues) for the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
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).
MLA International Bibliography (Comprehensive index to scholarly writing on literature, language, linguistics, literary criticism, folklore, drama, literary genres, etc.)
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)
Full text in PDF format for most of the dissertations and theses added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works
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.