Online Research Tools


  • The JSTOR digital archive includes roughly 1,500 academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as selected monographs and other materials for academic work. Additional collections include primary source content. It is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by citations and references.
    Available collections: Arts & Sciences I- VI, and Arts & Sciences Complement Collections.

Article First (Please ask Librarian for access)

  • Article First is the OCLC index of journal articles. The database draws on the table of content pages of individual issues of over 12.000 journals. The reporting period is 1990 to present. Article First allows for subject searches across more than 27 million records, but does not provide online access.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

  • Academic Search Premier belongs to the EBSCO Host platform. It contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for over one hundred journals. It allows access to multiple disciplines such as area and cultural studies, biology, business, chemistry, engineering, history, language and literature, physics, psychology, religion & theology.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)

  • America: History and Life is covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexing 1,700 journals starting around 1910, America: History and Life also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Beyond English language journals, abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages are provided.

De Gruyter Online / Research Now E-Journals (formerly Berkeley Electronic Press Academic Journals)

  • This online database provides access to primary sources, text collections, reference works and bibliographies published by De Gruyter from various subject areas, including Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, History, Contemporary History, Linguistics and Literary Studies, Theology, Law, Medicine, and Art.

Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005

  • Wiley-Blackwell publishes 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500 new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, reference works and laboratory protocols. The Wiley Online Library allows access to these published journals, online books, etc. and can be searched either by subject or publication name.

Brill Journal Archive Online

  • Brill Online Books and Journals offers full texts of ca. 2400 e-books and 175 journals, covering the Humanities, such as Cultural Studies and History, but also International Law and Biology. The platform contains over 150,000 book chapters and journal articles, and it is searchable by subject or journal/book title.

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive

  • The Cambridge University Press currently publishes around 300 peer-reviewed academic journals which are accessible online. The online resource is available as a complete Digital Archive, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Archive, a Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) Archive, or as smaller subject-based collections.

Central and Eastern European Online Library

  • C.E.E.O.L. is an online archive which provides access to full text PDF articles from 446 humanities and social science journals and re-digitized documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics. The CEEOL and GHI cooperation provides access to archived material up to 12/31/2009.


  • Digi Zeitschriften, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, provides libraries with full access to digitalized German magazines and research journals. The website is available in English as well.

Emerald Full-text Archive Database - 2010

  • Emerald Fulltext Archive Database contains articles from 242 journals published by Emerald up to 2010. It also includes case studies, interviews and reviews. Its main focus lies on economics, business, marketing and management.

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB)

  • The University of Regensburg maintains and develops this cooperative service of 585 libraries. Its electronic magazine library provides an online collection of international journals with a broad range of topics and the articles are accessible in full text.

Historical Abstracts

  • Historical Abstract is a resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including World History, Military History, Women's History, History of Education, etc. It provides indexing of ca. 3,100 academic historical journals in several languages, dating back to 1955.

Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur (IBZ)

  • The bibliography IBZ is an international and interdisciplinary reference work documenting academic periodical literature in the humanities and social. The articles are analyzed by the "Schlagwortnormdatei (SWD)" and "Personennormdatei (PND)" published by the German National Library in German and English. Users therefore have access to a multiplicity of topics irrespective of the original language of an indexed article.

Kluwer Law Journals

  • The Kluwer Law Journals collection offers full texts from 21 titles of different juridical topics such as economics, enterprise, trade, competition, tax, work and environment and public law. The license, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, gives access to articles published until 2010.

Oxford Journals Collection

  • Oxford Journals is a division of the Oxford University Press that publishes over 230 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas which can be searched online. Each journal is individually accessible or listed by topic.

Sage Journals Online Deep Backfile 1879-2010

  • The SAGE full text collections are discipline-specific research databases of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in areas such as Communication Studies, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Political Science, Psychology etc. published by SAGe publications and participating societies. The website provides a search based on courses, subject, or medium that the reader wishes to use.

Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2002

  • SpringerLink is a full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers roughly 2,800 fully peer-reviewed journals and 54,998 books online.