Most electronic journals (and journal articles) are accessed through a database. NMSU Library subscribes to more than 250 databases. Click HERE to find a complete list of library databases. You can also search available journals by title or subject. Journals can often be accessed through more than one database. Click HERE to search NMSU Library's electronic journals.
Databases can yield search results in the hundreds. To locate relevant sources quickly and efficiently, consider using database advance search options. Narrow your results by publication date, language, subject, author, full text, etc. Note: Some databases provide more access to material than others and some restrict access to a limited number of simultaneous users. If you're having difficulty accessing a database or need assistance with your research, please contact a librarian.
START your research early. Delivery of books requested through InterLibrary Loan (Request It!) may take a couple of weeks. Consider the availability of materials when setting your research timeline.
SEARCH WorldCat. WorldCat allows you to quickly search the holdings of libraries around the world. For best results, start your search here.
ASK a librarian to help you narrow (or broaden) your search terms and identify appropriate subject headings.
UTILIZE the "Advanced Search" option of the NMSU Library catalog and online databases to limit your search results by publication date, subject, language, type, etc.
TRUNCATE your search terms by utilizing an asterisk (*) when searching for variations of a word. For example: creat* will return results on create, creation, creator, creating, etc. (Note: Different search engines may use different symbols.)
LIMIT your search to an exact phrase by utilizing quotation marks within your search. For example: "Fort Sumter" or "cultural landscape."
CONSULT the Library's Frequently Asked Questions.
Locate Relevant Call Numbers/Call Number Locations