Finding Articles

Find journal articles about a topic. Most databases include full-text articles; some provide citations and/or abstracts only. (Database access is for faculty, students and staff of Martin Luther College).

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Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library

Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections is an online database that provides public access to digitized materials from the collections of the Margaret Herrick Library.  Currently, the database contains more than 3000 items, including correspondence, photographs, early release fliers, full issues of rare periodicals, sheet music, and movie star ephemera.  The database also includes complete copies of more than 250 Academy publications, dating back to the founding of the organization in 1927.

Access Science

Delivers the latest content of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, and related information.

Alt HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

American Memory

The Library of Congress American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress’s vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library.

ArticleFirst  (OCLC)

Index of articles that describe the Table of Contents pages of journals. Not a Full-Text resource.

See also WorldCat Discovery

 Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUSATLA Religion

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Religion Database is a comprehensive database for religious study and research. It includes journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays representing major religions, faiths, denominations, and languages.


BAS Library

Biblical Archaeology Review is the only magazine that connects the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible. Covering both the Old and New Testaments, BAR presents the latest discoveries and controversies in archaeology with breathtaking photography and informative maps and diagrams. It also includes Bible Review from 1985-2005 and Archaeology Odyssey from 1998-2006.

Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway is a searchable online Bible in more than 200 versions and 70 languages that you can freely read, research, and reference anywhere.

Bibliotheca Sacra

Bibliotheca Sacra’s studies in theology, Bible exposition, ministry, and current issues have provided an invaluable resource for serious Bible students. Its articles by respected theologians and reviews of the latest publications will enhance your ministry and deepen your theological insights.

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Britannica Online Academic Edition

Provides access to 3 encyclopedias: the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Also included is access to research tools, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, and rich multimedia.

Business Searching Interface

Search  Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, and eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) with one interface.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full-text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.



Cambridge Core: Histories

Cambridge Core includes the Cambridge Histories Collection. This collection offers a big perspective in subject areas such as American History, Ancient History, and Classical Studies, Asian History, British and European history, Literature, Middle East and African Studies, Music and Theatre, Philosophy and Political Thought, and Religion.

Note: After you have submitted a search, look on the left panel for the following:  “Only show content I have access to.” Check the box.

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology 

An essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online 17th edition

The Chicago Manual of Style is published in hardcover and online. The online edition includes the searchable text of both the 15th and 16th editions and includes tools for editors, a citation guide summary, and searchable access to a Q&A, where University of Chicago Press editors answer readers’ style questions. The Chicago Manual of Style also discusses the parts of a book and the editing process.

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database is an online database of over 400,000 book reviews and related information about children’s literature. Search options allow users to locate books by age level, grade level, reading levels, genre, author/illustrator, language, and more. Many curriculum tools are also available, including lesson plans, teaching guides, and discussion guides.


CLCD STEMExplore database is a collection of over 100,000 STEM-based fiction and nonfiction PreK-12 children’s books and media titles. Our STEM data is carefully selected by using distinct qualifiers. The unique readers advisory topic search feature includes 21 super topics leading to over 200 sub-topics and term parameters. STEMExplore is ideal for supporting STEM literacy reading programs and as a research source for project-based learning programs.

Clase/Periodica (OCLC)

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Consumer Health Complete

CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.

Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general health topics, including diseases such as cancer and diabetes; weight management and exercise; allergies; senior care; social-emotional health; developmental disorders; and natural health.


Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.


eBook Collection

EBSCO is now a key provider of ebooks and audiobooks to libraries and other institutions worldwide. Nearly 300,000 ebooks and audiobooks and growing . . .

Ebooks Minnesota

Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages and features content from our state’s independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.

*Your location must be in Minnesota to access. Use, “Log in by my Device Location”.

EBSCOhost Databases

Link to the Database Selection Menu of 18 EBSCO databases.


EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service provides online access to a select number of publications that the MLC Library subscribes to in print. EJS puts the e-journals in a single place on the Web, so you don’t have to jump all over the place to find the printed articles you need.


EBSCO MegaFILE combines its largest and most essential databases into a single, easy-to-use product. Databases include Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News.

Electronic Collections Online A&I (OCLC)

An index of articles from the contents pages of journals

*Note: Not all articles are available in full-text. Use the “Limit to” field for full-text results.


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources.


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars, and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.


It provides a basic search box for a database index that contains articles from the back issues of over 900 magazines, journals, trade publications, and newspapers. Search their online article archive or browse by category list or publication name.

Folger Digital Texts

Folger Digital Texts offers edited, accurate texts, drawn from the Folger Editions, the leading Shakespeare texts used in American classrooms. The texts including full source and behind-the-scenes coding.


Gale Databases

Resources from Gale.

Gale In Context: High School

Journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database.

Gale In Context: Middle School

Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Gale Literary Index

Gale’s Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products. The referenced products themselves will contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.

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Gale Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on nearly 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an eBook collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Google Books

Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic.

Google Scholar

Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

GPO Monthly Catalog (OCLC)

Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).


A free research database from EBSCO focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Featuring hundreds of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. The total number of records is approximately 612,000, and the full text is provided for more than 9,100 records from open access titles.



Hathi is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal famed for its long-term memory.

HathiTrust is a collection, (10 million volumes, over 2.7 million of which are public domain), of digital content from research libraries, Google Books project, and Internet Archive digitization initiatives.  It is a  large collaborative repository started in 2008 by thirteen universities with the common goal of preserving cultural collections for use now and in the future.

HathiTrust provides a number of discovery and access services, notably, full-text search across the entire collection.

HathiTrust/WorldCat Search

The first version of a HathiTrust built on OCLC’s WorldCat Local interface.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This source is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Historical Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub (1856-1922)

The Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub is a searchable website from the Minnesota Historical Society that makes hundreds of thousands of pages of Minnesota newspapers available online.


Internet Archives

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Infobase eBooks

  • Unlimited simultaneous use, 24/7
  • Custom bookmarks
  • The ability to print, email, and save pages
  • The ability to link to a specific eBook, chapter, or page
  • 550 Literature titles to choose from



Has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats.



Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Literature Resource Center from Gale

Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work, and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.  Researchers at all levels will find the information they need, with content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all parts of the world.


Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections

An online database that provides public access to digitized materials from the Library’s collections. Currently, the database contains more than 3,000 items, including correspondence, photographs, early release fliers, full issues of rare periodicals, sheet music, and movie star ephemera. The database also includes complete copies of more than 250 Academy publications, dating back to the founding of the organization in 1927, and provides access to significant items including selections from the Alfred Hitchcock papers and the Cecil B. DeMille photographs, as well as the annual Academy Awards programs.

MAS Complete

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as art, history, sports, and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.

MAS Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students. Topics include biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.

MasterFILE Complete

Offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects. Topics include biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.


A comprehensive database of biomedical literature produced by the National Library of Medicine. Coverage: 1966 – present.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Includes timely, consumer-oriented test reviews, providing evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection.

Middle Search Plus

Content contains more than 140 full-text periodicals, over 400,000 photos, maps, and flags, 84,774 full-text biographies, and 105,786 primary source documents.

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.

Minnesota Reflections

Minnesota Reflections brings you nearly 31,000 images and documents shared by more than 95 cultural heritage organizations across the state. This site offers a broad view of Minnesota’s history for researchers, educators, students, and the public.

MTLE Test Preparation

Mometrix eLibrary provides study materials in preparation for teacher license exams on every major subject. Resources provided are flashcards, practice questions, subject secrets study guide.


Naxos Music Library

The Indispensable resource for educational institutions, performing arts organizations and professional musicians.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.


OCLC FirstSearch

FirstSearch offers electronic access to dozens of databases and more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles.

OCLC  WorldCat

WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. Use the MLC ILL services to retrieve materials found in WorldCat from around the world.

OCLC Electronic Books

Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

These collections contain over 135,000 ebooks, over
3,000 journal titles and nearly 2,000,000 articles indexed at the article level (nearly 200,000 of which are full text and

Open Dissertations

 OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.

The Oxford Companion to Music

This classic reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject.

Oxford Dictionary of Music

Oxford Dictionary of Music offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history.

Oxford Handbooks Online

Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research.

Oxford Index

A free search portal to Oxford resources.

Oxford English Dictionary

Is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present, and past.

Oxford Music Online

Includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Access is also available to the full text of The Oxford Companion to Music and  The Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Oxford Reference

Twenty-one titles from Oxford’s award-winning scholarly reference collection in History and Culture, and Literature and Language.


PapersFirst (OCLC)

OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Center.

PebbleGo: Animals and Biographies & PebbleGo Next: States and Native Americans

A curricular content hub specifically designed for K-5 students. Modules include Animals and Biographies in the PebbleGo (K-3) tab, and States and American Indian History in the PebbleGo Next (3-5) tab. Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy support including read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

Post Reformation Digital Library

Open Access Resource

The Post-Reformation Digital Library (PRDL) is a select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.).

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)

Points of View Reference Center provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints with main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio, and television news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books. Also, it provides Curriculum Standards for all ages and locations.

Primary Search

Primary Search contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. It also includes and an image collection of 400,972 photos, maps, and flags.

Primary Search Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for primary school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.

Proceedings First (OCLC)

An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Center. Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference.

Professional Development Collection by EBSCO

Professional Development Collection™ provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians, and education researchers. This collection offers information on everything from children’s health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

Project MUSE

Offers full-text access to current content from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

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U.S. Newsstream, Dissertations & Theses (Publically Available Content), Scholarly Journals, and more will enable users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, link to full text for publicly available content from a number of different sources from around the world as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s featuring top newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.


Regional Business News Plus

This database provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a bi-weekly basis.

RCL: Resources for College Libraries

RCL provides a list of core titles essential for undergraduate teaching and research. The RCL database is designed to connect high-quality titles to higher education institutions, all in an easy-to-use, responsive interface.

Useful for book reviews, building and assessing college library collections, metrics, and fiscal planning.


Salem Press: History & Literature

Salem Literature is the online version of Salem Masterplots. A reference book series that summarizes the plots of significant works of literature and films. The MLC Library holds the print version in Reference.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Science Reference eBook Collection

This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

It contains dynamic reference work, maintaining academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research.


Teacher Reference Center 

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.


Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia 10th ed.

Covers emerging technologies affecting genetics, global warming, communications, informatics, and nanotechnology.


Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Digital Library

The WLSDL collects, preserves, and distributes digital theological materials. Among the repositories hosted by the WLSDL are the WLS Essay File and the WLS World Seminary Library. This library continues to add content regularly.

WLS Community:

  • Archived Seminary Resources
  • Audio files
  • Audio files of selected essays
  • Essay File
  • Collection of Historical Essays
  • Gemeindeblatt
  • Graduate Photos
  • Senior Theses
  • The Northwestern Lutheran
    • Archived Issues of The Northwestern Lutheran Starting in 1914

World Politics Review

World Politics Review is a daily, online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government, and elsewhere. This database currently has thousands of articles in its archives, and produces more than 75,000 words of original content per month.

World Religions

World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today. The database’s Topic Centers feature specially selected content on 15 of the world’s religions and traditional spiritual practices, including information on important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals.

WorldCat Discovery (OCLC)

Identify resources at the MLC library through WorldCat Discovery. Use WorldCat Discovery to search the MLC library holdings for electronic resources, and links to the MLC Online catalog.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses (OCLC)

This database provides fast and convenient access to the dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Many of these are available electronically, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution.