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Library Databases

When you're looking for credible information, Library Databases are your "go-to" resource. These subscriptions provide access to millions of newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles, as well as other formats including eBooks, audio files and videos.

To find Articles in all of our library databases, type your keywords into the Library Search box below.  Another option is to search within library databases directly. Searching within a specific database can produce more relevant results based on the targeted scope of that database.

Recommended Databases

Search ALL Temple University library databases for articles:

HINT - On the results screen, limit your search results to "peer reviewed" (scholarly), by resource type (i.e. magazine, newspaper, or journal article), or by date of publication.

What Are Databases?

Peer Review

Research articles published in scholarly journals are peer-reviewed, or refereed. Peer-review is a rigorous process where articles are evaluated by a panel of experts in the field (peers in the author's field).

Google Scholar

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Search Temple’s databases with Google Scholar, instead of from the library web site, 
to find freely available scholarly articles provided by the Temple University Library and the rest of the internet.  Just follow these Google Scholar Set-up Instructions, then enter your key words in the Google Scholar search box.

  • Look for articles that say Temple U next to them. These are the articles that only you (as a Temple student) can access for free.
  • Other sources that say PDF, or similar, on the right side of the article are full text articles that anyone can access for free. 
  • Some sources will not show anything on the right of the article. Those are typically not available in full text for free.
    Do not pay to access these! if you really think you need to article, contact the library to see if they can find a free version for you.

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