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Virtual Reference Desk: Electronic Journals

Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University

Most resources are accessible on campus or remotely.

  • Journals At CSU: Useful if you are looking for a specific journal title or journal titles by subject categories. It will list coverage dates and in most cases allow you to search within the specific journal title.

Multisearch Options: Full text available according to journal licensing agreements.

  • Article Search: Searches a pre-selected set of databases.
  • One Search: Searches the majority of the library's resources including our catalog and the OhioLINK catalog. You can limit searches by type. This search may not have some of the limiting abilities available in specific research databases.

Research Databases: Specific resources for a more targeted search with additional limits. Full text available according to journal licensing agreements.

Local Public Library Multisearch Options

Cleveland Public Library

  • CPL Journal Finder: Allows user to search the Cleveland Public Library holdings for books and journals. You can search without inputting information but will need a card and pin number to access most resources.

Cuyahoga County Public Library

  • CCPL Find Engine: Allows users to search across CCPL's collections, including the Library's Catalog, electronic resources, newspaper articles, multiple search engines, general reference, biographies and image databases. Requires a CCPL library card number and pin to access.

Open Access Journals

Not all open access journals are of equal value. If you are looking for articles outside of an established database you should evaluate the information. We recommend that you read Predatory publishers are corrupting open access, an article by Jeffrey Beal.