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Library and Information Studies - GSLIS: Finding Articles

Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Guide


The University Libraries provide a wide variety of both general and subject specific databases, many of which will support research in Library and Information Studies. If you're new to searching Library literature, Library/Information Science & Technology Abstracts w/Full Text (LISTA) is a good place to start. LISTA indexes more than 600 journals, as well as 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.

Below are direct links to a variety of databases of interest to GSLIS students. To see a full list of URI databases and their descriptions, click on the first link, All Reference Databases by Title.

To access databases you'll be promtped to provide your e-Campus user name and Sakai password.

Other Helpful Databases

Finding Articles in Journals

Finding articles for your LIS research shouldn't be a "needle in a haystack" experience. Use the library databases! Databases are electronic indexes leading you to citations, abstracts, and very often the full text of articles. New to database searching? Learn more about finding journal articles with this handy user guide.

Identifying Scholarly/Professional Articles

Citation Management

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