Articles and journals

  1. You can start all your research in the search box above. Search for topics, specific articles or journal titles.
    Prefer to start with a subject specific database?
    Prefer to start with a Discover advanced search?
    Prefer to start with the traditional journal locator?

  2. LITS subscribes to, or can get, almost all of these materials so that you don’t have to pay individually. Always start your research at the LITS homepage, and everything will be free.

  3. Once you have identified an article, look for the red MHLinks button MH Links. MHLinks will try to find full text online or will tell you if we own the journal in print.

  4. All the library databases look different, so you will have to learn your way around them. Look for PDF icons PDF for online journal articles.

  5. If you find an article that we don’t have electronically, we can almost always get a scan for you. Choose Interlibrary Loan from the MHLinks screen (or, if you already have the citation, log in to interlibrary loan directly and place a request). Article PDFs will be delivered to your email as quickly as the same day (often, in just hours) but, if it’s hard to find, it might take longer. Please plan accordingly.

  6. Studying abroad your junior year? Home for break? Did you know you can access all these materials from off campus too? Start your search at the LITS homepage and you will be prompted to log in with your MHC username/password when needed.

  7. In addition to the main search (Discover), we have lots of subject-specific databases where you will also find articles. Check out Databases A-Z to find the one that best suits your needs. If you are doing research on a specific topic, it might be more efficient for you to go straight to the research guide for your subject and use a core resource to identify materials.

  8. PDFs of articles for required course reading will be in your Moodle class.

  9. If you need support doing research or if something is not working right, contact the Research Help Desk.