One way to find articles is to use research databases that index and describe articles which makes it easier to search for them. The databases often provide the text of the article or a way to find the article through other library sources.
Web of Science - Best tool for finding articles in scholarly journals that scholars refer to most. The sources are all selected on the basis of their impact on scholarly publishing, so you can be confident about the quality of the publication. This is an excellent tool for tracking down who has used a paper in their own research.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts- this searches for just scholarly articles.
Academic Search Premier This searches for both scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.
Access World News - searches for newspaper articles from around the world. You can limit the search to sources from or about a particular country, state or city.
LexisNexis Academic Rich source of full-text newspaper and magazine articles, as well as law and medical sources.
World News Connection - searches all kinds of media from a country and translates it to English if it is in another language.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Edited site that publishes "a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs."
Historical Abstracts Indexes articles, books, book reviews and dissertations with topics focused on non-North American emphasis
America: History & Life Indexes articles, books, book reviews and dissertations with topics focused on North American emphasis
To find journal titles Temple University has access to:
Use Journal Finder and Diamond.
Use Journal Finder first, and if unsuccessful, try Diamond.
Journals at other Temple campuses, use Intracampus Article Request Form.
If Temple does not have a journal, order articles through Interlibrary Loan.