Finding Journal Articles in Search It
Search for and locate journal articles through K-State Libraries' Search It.
Enter keywords related to your topic in the search box.
Search It indicates when the full text of an article is available online and when a paper copy of the article is available in the Libraries.
If the article is not available online or in print, request articles through Interlibrary Loan.
1. Select the tab "Books, articles + more". Enter keywords related to topic in the Search It search box.
2. Search results will includes books, journal articles, and more.
3. Click on "Peer-reviewed journals" to limit results to journal articles, specifically from journals with articles reviewed by other scholars prior to publishing.
4. If the full text of the article is available online, Search It will indicate that with a green dot. Click on View It to link to the full text.
5. Search It displays a grey button when the full text of an article is not online.
Click on Check for physical copy to learn if the library has the journal on the shelf.
Use the publication date and/or volume from the article citation to determine if the library has the correct volume in print.
The stacks guide shows where a call number is shelved.
6. When an article is not available online or in print from the Libraries, request a copy using Interlibrary Loan.
- A grey button indicates the full text is not available online.
Searching for Books on a Topic in Search It
Use K-State Libraries Only option to search for books, videos, and other items owned by K-State Libraries.
Enter keywords to search for items on a topic.
Search It shows if an item is available and where it is shelved.
1. Enter keywords in Search It's search box.
2. Click K-State Libraries only option to search for items owned by K-State Libraries.
3. Item record shows if an item is available and where it is shelved.
4. Virtual Browse shows items shelved nearby the item you found. They have similar call numbers, so will usually be about a similar topic.
Searching for Articles in History Databases
K-State Libraries subscribes to over 300 databases on many subjects. You will find the most relevant information by searching in our history databases. Most of articles and sources you find in these databases will be academic or scholarly sources written for students or faculty studying a topic. However, some of the databases do include articles written for readers who are not experts on a topic.
Try multiple searches in the databases. You can be as specific as a particular concentration/internment camp, like Drancy, or try broader searches, like Holocaust and France.
History Reference Center
Paid for by K-State Libraries
Full text history reference database which provides full text for over 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, and more than 150 leading history periodicals. Also includes thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, maps and photos, and hours of historical video.
Paid for by K-State Libraries
A full-text collection of more than 550 core journals ranging from history to business to literature to science and mathematics. Coverage begins with the first issue of a title, but the most recent three to five years of each title are usually not available. The full article text is searchable.
America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts
America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts only care about history. That's it. Just history. That means that when you search Historical Abstracts for articles about divorce, all of the articles (1002 as of today) will be related to history.
Since these two databases are all about history, they have a cool search feature that others don't: you can limit your search to an historical time period. This option appears in the lower part of the search page. You can select any range of dates from pre-history to this year.