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Community & Urban Research: Find Articles

Major resources for the literature review

These databases are good starting points for finding journal articles and reports. If you don't find what you need in these databases, take a look at some of the others available through the Library.

  • Academic Search Complete — A multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.
  • Google Scholar — An excellent place to find new and interdisciplinary scholarly articles. It's particularly good when you are having trouble finding articles in other databases, or if you're unsure about which discipline is likely to publish the kind of research you’re looking for.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context — Offers material to support differing views and help students develop critical thinking skills on 1000s of current social topics in the forms of primary source documents, statistics, websites and multimedia.

How do I get an article?

In many databases, you will see a "PDF full text" or "HTML full text" link next to a citation. If so, clicking on the link will bring up the full text of the article. If you don't see one of those links, search the NYIT Journal Locator by journal title. The journal locator will let you know if it is available in another database we subscribe to, or you will see options to get the article:

  • Online (if available in another database)
  • In print (links to NYIT catalog)
If you are uncertain email askalibrarian or consider an interlibrary loan request if we don't have it.
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