Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly articles. You can use a special Google Scholar link that includes LIU databases. You just log-in once for remote access.
What is BrowZine?
BrowZine is a free app that lets you read over 11,000 of the library's current online journals on your tablet or smartphone. You can browse journals by subject or by title, create a personal library, save articles, and more.
What BrowZine doesn't do
BrowZine does not replace using other library resources such as our online databases to complete your research. BrowZine is an app to help you keep current with your favorite journals. For conducting more in depth research please visit your library homepage at http://www.liu.edu/University-Libraries.aspx
Can I use BrowZine off-campus?
Yes. After you download the app and enter your LIU credentials you can use BrowZine on your tablet or smartphone anywhere.
Can I use BrowZine on my smart phone?
Yes, both iPhone and Android apps are available.
Instructions for downloading BrowZine
Use databases to find articles on your topic.
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.
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.
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.