Using the Library Databases
Need to find a journal, magazine or newspaper article? Not in the library? You can find articles 24 hours a day in the Faulkner library databases.
To access library databases, your username and password are the STUDENT ID # & PASSWORD you use to log in to the Faulkner Network.
To begin your search from this page, you can…
— select a subject in the blue area on the left side of the screen,
— use the federated search tool to look for articles in multiple databases,
— choose a general database from the list below,
— look in one of two major reference ebook collections below,
— try combining sources from the same vendor in the aggregation area below, or
— find out if any Faulkner databases index a certain periodical in Journal Finder.
Academic OneFile provides more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals with fact-based, reliable, unbiased content. It includes strong coverage of hard sciences, medicine, engineering and business.
Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
This is a premier product from Newsbank with comprehensive coverage of current events. Search current and archived state, national, and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, government, and more with over 4,700 newspapers such as the Anniston Star, Birmingham News, Press-Register, and USA Today.
General OneFile is a comprehensive periodical resource that provides access to more than 60 million articles. It contains more than 11,000 titles and back file coverage from 1980 to present.
MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database with full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. The database also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context a full text resource covering today’s controversial social issues such as terrorism and gun control. Drawing on the print series by the same name, the database brings together information needed to understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles to provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary sources, statistical information, and more.
Major Reference Sources
Britannica Academic Edition Online is a comprehensive research tool that offers accurate and up to date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies. The database covers business, telecommunications, computers, technology, systems, law and more. From Encyclopedia Britannica via AVL.
Gale Virtual Reference Library allows searching of a vast collection of electronic reference books provided by the Alabama Virtual Library. The interface for GVRL was recently updated and is much more engaging and easy to use. GVRL is the unified platform for Gale online products, with a growing number of Gale nonfiction ebooks purchased by Faulkner. Everything is cross-searchable.
Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including historic timelines.
Full Text Journal Coverage
Faulkner buys most of its journal subscriptions from a company called W. T. Cox. That company produces a software product called Journal Finder, which you can use to find out if there is a full-text version of an article you want for your paper or project. Journal Finder directs you to other online sources, especially when you have an abstract but not full text. It can also direct you to Faulkner’s printed or microform periodicals. Finally, if there are no other options, it can help you request an article on interlibrary loan. One way or another you can get full-text articles using Journal Finder!