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.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

An online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities.

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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

Now a collection in the Library of Congress

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) See WorldCat Discovery

WorldCat identifies resources that your library holds and also in the collections of the world’s libraries. Library users and staff use WorldCat Discovery to search the WorldCat database of electronic, digital and physical resources; to identify materials they need and to find out where they are available.


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. Also includes Bible Review from 1985-2005 and Archaeology Odyssey from 1998-2006.

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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Bloom’s Literature

Infobase’s eBook Collection features thousands of core reference works from acclaimed imprints such as Facts On File, Ferguson’s, and Bloom’s on a wide range of subjects areas, from history to science, literature, and more.

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 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.

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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.

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.


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.

Discovering Collection

Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, DC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database is popular topic picklist’s and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.


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.

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.

Educator’s Reference Complete 

Educator’s Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development, psychology, and best practices in education. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

Electronic Collections Online A&I (OCLC)

An index of articles from the contents pages of journals

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

Expanded Academic ASAP

From arts & humanities to social sciences, science, and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!


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 meticulously edited, accurate texts—drawn from the Folger Editions, the leading Shakespeare texts used in American classrooms—in a beautifully readable format with the added power of in-depth, behind-the-scenes coding. The texts—including full source code—is a free, online resource for students and teachers, theatergoers, scholars, and others.


Gale Databases

Resources from Gale.

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 Student Resources In Context

This next-generation portal reaches out to today’s learners with a Web-like user experience, which intuitively conveys needed information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. From the eye-catching, media-rich homepage to the fast navigation options, Student Resources in Context helps students develop both research and critical-thinking skills while covering the spectrum of student-focused subject matter.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

General Science Collection

A collection of over 600 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments — including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.

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.).

Green File  (free resource)

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 ecology. The total number of records is approximately 612,000, and 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.


Infobase eBooks/Bloom’s Literature

Bloom’s Classic Critical Views, Guides, Literary Themes, Modern Critical Interpretation, Modern Critical Views, Shakespeare Through the Ages and Bloom’s How to Write About Literature.

Informe! (Espanol/Spanish Interface)

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Internet Archives

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



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


Kid’s InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology)

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 Ultra-School Edition

MAS Ultra – School Edition provides full text from over 460 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 520 magazines. Formats Indexed: Journal articles, book reviews, pamphlets, etc.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full-text reference books, full text from 84,774 biographies, 105,786 full-text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 440,207 photos, maps, and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. 


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.

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.

Naxos Music Library

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


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.

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

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.

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, 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. Also includes and an image collection of 400,972 photos, maps, and flags.

Proceedings First

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 Collection by Gale

Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home. The Professional Collection offers balanced coverage for any professional educator.

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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ProQuest: Global Newsstream

ProQuest news content is updated each day. Global Newsstream offers superior access to current, full-text newspapers with longer backfile and/or more timely access to The New York Times, the Wall Street JournalWashington PostChicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times as well as over 80 Gannett regional and local titles.


Research In Context

Research In Context is designed to bridge the gap between the Kids InfoBits resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.

Regional Business News

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.


Salem Literature by Salem Press

Salem Literature is the online version of Salem Masterplots. A reference book series which 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.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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

Student Edition

Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Student Resources in Context

This next-generation portal reaches out to today’s learners with a Web-like user experience, which intuitively conveys needed information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Student Resources in Context provides holistic topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content, including articles from acclaimed publications, periodical and newspaper articles, primary sources, multimedia records, including charts, graphs, maps and tables, video and audio content from NBC, NPR, and many other respected sources.


Teacher Reference Center  (Abstract and Index)

Uses the familiar EBSCO interface. Provides citations and abstracts to articles. This resource is an index only. Full Text is not provided on this site. Coverage: 1984 – present


Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia 10th ed.

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


Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Essay File

The Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary online essay file is maintained by the WLS Library. The content here is organized into three main indexes: author, subject, and scripture. Audio and Video content is also included in this resource.

The World Almanac Online

The World Almanac® features a searchable online format that places thousands of expertly organized facts at users’ fingertips.

World History Collection

Both the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher will find useful information in this collection of leading journals in the field of world history. Articles are updated daily and provide balanced coverage of events in world history — both current thinking and established scholarly work. Articles are updated daily and provide balanced coverage of events in world history — both current thinking and established scholarly work.

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.