Subject Guides are currently being updated. Please pardon the look and functionality of some of these guides as they are being revised.
Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,650 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,183 journals in the collection.
Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982 (5 user limit)
Contains more than 3 million citations to articles in 375 general interest periodicals published between 1890-1982. Note: This database is not full-text you will need to click on the TOUR link to access the library catalog and find the journal's call number. Libray staff can help you locate the article within the bound periodicals.
Newspaper Articles dated before 1980: To find newspaper articles dated prior to 1980, you will need to use print newspaper indexes, which list newspaper articles organized by topic and year. The following indexes are available in the lower level.
New York Times Ref AI21 .N45
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Ref AI21.S79 B44
Los Angeles Times Ref AI21.L65 L67
Chicago Tribune Ref AI21.C45 C47
Washington Post Ref AI21.W33 O54x
To use an index, select the volume with the correct year and look up your topic. Make a note of the newspaper title, year, date, page and section where your article is located. Try looking for articles from different newspapers across the country for unique information and perspectives on the topic. Remember the reference staff is available to assist you!
Springfield Newspaper Index-- is part of the Springfield-Greene County Public Library's Ozark News and Historical Index, which indexes Springfield newspapers (1867-2002) and provides selected topical indexing to regional periodicals primarily from the 1970s to 1990s.