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How Do I Find Books, Articles and Journals?

How do I find articles?

Where can I find out what articles have been written about my topic?

You can use Discover to explore a topic. You will find articles in addition to books through this tool.

Use an "index" to find articles in journals and magazines.   Vassar has lots of online indexes and databases, some with full text of articles and some with links to other databases with full text.  All our online indexes are listed in our Databases lists alphabetically and by subject.

For certain disciplines and/or when you need older (pre-1985 or so) journal articles on a topic,  you may want to use a print index. 

See How to Find Journals for information on how to locate the articles you find. 

For help getting started with research on a specific subject, check our research guides or Ask a Librarian.

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