Articles from periodicals (magazines, newspapers, or scholarly journals) cannot be found in the library catalog.
To find an article on a topic, use an article database such as
See the complete list of article databases.
While articles can be found searching the public Web, articles that are found using an article database are:
- From credible, published periodicals
- Free to you (the library pays for access)
- Searchable, with thousands of journals containing specific articles relevant to your topic
- The types of articles that your professors expect you to use in your assignments
Many databases, and these two in particular, provide the full text of the article, which you can print, email or download.
When you are on campus you can access these databases simply by being logged in to the Marshall University network.
If you are off campus, you must login when prompted by entering your MU ID number (your “901” number) and your 4-digit PIN, which is your birthday (MMDD).