Library and Information Science Resources for Palmer Students: Journals and Databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly articles.  However, you can use a special Google Scholar link that allows you to log-in once for remote access and retrieve the documents from LIU databases that appear in your results.

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Library and Information Science Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. 

Library Literature
Indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. Indexes 234 journals and provides full-text articles from over a hundred select publications. Coverage dates: 1984-current.

LISTA: Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts,(LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Specialized Databases:

ACM Digital Library 
The ACM DL is a collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.

ERIC is an education index that includes information about libraries, particularly school and academic libraries.

Library Literature and Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983
This retrospective database supplements Library Literature and offers the ability to search journals in library and information science, as far back as 1905.

Using Databases

Subject Guide

Laura Manzari

Searching Tips

Identify key words for your topic.  You can combine search terms with AND so that each record in your results contains all of the terms.  For example: libraries and censorship.

Consider using synonyms or related terms to expand your search, or to be sure you are covering your topic thoroughly.  For example: school media specialist or school librarian.  See if the database you are using has a thesaurus to help you decide on search terms.