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Works best when you keep your search simple. Use the article databases for more complex searching.
If you want to look for books and do more complex searching use the Classic Catalog.
The library databases can also be a stepping stone to help you identify other sources that will passionately address a topic. You could get leads on individuals, associations, or organizations that you could use to search the internet.
Popular Magazines by Political Viewpoint
Unless otherwise indicated, these magazines can be found in Academic Search Complete
|American Conservative||American Prospect|
|Christianity Today||In These Times (Lexis Nexis Academic)|
|Human Events||New Republic|
|Modern Age||New Statesman|
|New Criterion||Village Voice (Lexis Nexis Academic)|
|Policy Review||Washington Monthly|
Weekly Standard (Lexis Nexis Academic)
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Getting the full text of an article
1. Some databases will have links to the full text of the article right in the database. The articles usually have a link for either HTML Full Text, PDF Full Text, or Linked Full Text under the citation information.
2. If a full text link does not appear, click the button. The Find Text button searches the Libraries' e-journals list.
3. If the article isn't available online, search the library catalog to see if the journal is on the library shelves. Come to the library and get the article or USC students, faculty and staff can use Scan and Deliver through your interlibrary loan account. The article will be scanned and delivered electronically to your desktop.
4. When we don't have the publication, but you really want the article you can request it through Interlibrary Loan [ILL]. First time you use ILL you'll need to register.
LexisNexis Search Tips
Want to hone your searches to really relevant articles or limit your searches to college newspapers or editorials? Here's how: