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PHIL 4760: Ethics and Contemporary Public Policy (Andrew I. Cohen / Fall 2019 / Andrew I. Cohen): Searching for Sources

Looking for Philosophy Articles?

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   to search names as a phrase | ex: "walter cronkite"


   as a wild card | ex: wom*n

AND between words to NARROW results | ex: cat AND dog

OR between words to EXPAND results | ex: cat OR kitten

Alternative News Sources / Publications

Do We Have That? Checking For Availability

To find out if the GSU Library provides access to a particular magazine, journal, or newspaper, start by searching in the library's catalog. From the library's homepage, click on "Library Catalog" and then on "Advanced Search." You'll see a search page that looks like this:

Look for results that say "Online access."

Click on the magazine's title and look for the View Online section. You'll see information like this.

Check the publication dates that are available for each option and choose the one(s) that include the dates you are looking for. In the list below, if you are looking for the most current issue, you'd want to click on either the EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete option or the ProQuest Central - GALILEO option (since the Factiva option doesn't include articles published after 2017). 

(Pssst: Factiva is also somewhat difficult to use. If you see an EBSCO or a ProQuest option, start with those as those are generally a little easier to use). 

Interdisciplinary Scholarly Article Databases available @ GSU

These article databases cover a wide range of disciplines. We also have many article databases that are focused on specific disciplinary areas. 

Use the Databases by Subject dropdown on the library's homepage to find databases for particular disciplines/subjects!

Examples of potentially relevant subject areas (among others!):

  • African-American Studies
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Public Management and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Newspaper Databases

(See the Newspapers guide for fuller information about finding newspapers)

Current Magazine Databases & GSU

These are stand-alone databases that contain the full archives of each of these magazines up through the most current issue available.

Current News Sources @ GSU

New! Select "Newspapers" in the Databases by Subject dropdown menu on the library's homepage to get a listing of all of our newspaper databases
(both current and historical).

Try these databases for current newspaper coverage: