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International Students' Guide: Find Articles

A resource guide to the Syracuse University Libraries for international students.

Find Articles Using Databases

Databases are great resources that collect and let you search for articles and scholarly research on a wide range of subjects, time periods, and publication types.  The Syracuse Libraries hosts hundreds of these databases, providing you access to thousands of resources electronically.

For some general research resources, there are some multidisciplinary databases that can help get you started:

  • ProQuest Central logo
    A recommended starting point, covering over 160 subject areas and publications ranging from popular magazines to scholarly journals.
     
  • JStor logo
    A good resource for locating more historical scholarly articles on subjects such as the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
     

  • A full-text database, providing access to hundreds of national and regional newspapers, as well as business information and legal cases.
     
  • Access World News logo
    An international newspaper database, offering selected articles from around the world and options to browse by country or region.

For more subject-specific resources, you can also search our databases by subject area or type.  These list our databases that are more focused on a specific subject area, and are great if you are looking for more in-depth information on a topic.

Can't Find the Article You Want?

If you are in a database and find an article that is not in full-text (in other words, the whole article is not there), follow these simple steps to find it!

  1. Click on the SULinks icon icon, which will search all of our resources to see if the article is available online from a different database, or in print in the physical Libraries themselves.
  2. If after checking SULinks you discover that we do not have access to this article, you can request it through ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system.  Interlibrary loan is a service in which we borrow items for you from other libraries for free!  If you don't have an account, go to ILLiad, follow the link for "First Time Users" and fill in the form to create a new account.  You can then start using ILLiad to request the article you need.  For more information, please contact our Interlibrary Loan department at ill@syr.edu or 315-443-3725.

Ask Us!

You can also contact the SU Libraries in a variety of ways, including in person at our service desks or via:

SMS (Text) icon Text: 315-464-0744

Instant Message (IM) icon Chat: Click on the "Chat" link on our website.

Phone icon Phone: 315-443-4083

E-mail icon E-mail: libref@syr.edu

Off-Campus Access (EZProxy)

To access our databases off-campus, you will need to log in using your NetID and password.

For those who are affiliated with SU but do not have a NetID, enter your 10-digit SUID number as the NetID and enter your last name (all lowercase) as the password.

If you are having difficulties accessing our resources off-campus, please also see our EZproxy troubleshooting guide.