The GC Library subscribes to more than 330 databases, including many that index and/or provide full text of articles in a wide range of subject areas.
Consult the Research Guide in your subject area to find recommended databases in your field.
Follow the "Find it @ CUNY" links to access the full text of articles where indicated, and submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles when the full text is not available.
If you are looking for a specific journal article and have the citation, the best way to find the article is to start with a Journal Title Search.
Printed indexes to newspapers and magazines can help you zero in on sources that may not have been digitized. You can find printed indexes in CUNY's OneSearch, WorldCat Discovery, or other library catalogs. Following are a few sample searches:
New York Times--Indexes
Scholarly metrics are a way to measure quantitatively the impact of an article, author, or journal. Consult our comprehensive Research Metrics guide for information and links to article- and journal-level tools.
Literature review articles -- not to be confused with book reviews -- are a specific type of document that "provide a state-of-the-art assessment of knowledge in [a] particular field" (Mann, 161). Review articles are similar to encyclopedia articles, except they are usually geared for specialists rather than general readers and contain more extensive bibliographies.
Look for review articles when you are beginning a research project to get an overview of the scholarship in your field.
Source: The Oxford Guide to Library Research.
For more in-depth assistance, log into Sage Research Methods to find tools and resources to help you research and write a literature review. And while you're there, watch the video tutorial "Using Sage Research Methods to do a Literature Review" for step-by-step instructions.
A citation search will turn up publications that cite a source in a footnote. In The Oxford Guide to Library Research Thomas Mann calls citation searching "the mirror image of footnote chasing" because it takes you "forward in time, to subsequent sources published after your source" (Mann, 141).
The link below to Citation Indexes will take you to the Web of Science database. Choose "Cited Reference Search" instead of "Basic Search" to find the articles that cite a person's work.