The library has subscriptions to many course-related Journal Databases to help students with their research. These databases include articles published in journals, magazines and newspapers. Most of these articles are not freely available on the Internet. If you are looking for a specific article and cannot find it in the collection, please contact us.

Things to note:

  • The library has purchased databases from several vendors and the steps are slightly different for each vendor. 
  • No login is required for on-campus access, but if you are off-campus, you will need to sign in with your MohawkID.
  • Database content is copyright-cleared. You do not need to contact the publisher to use it. 
  • Many of the databases offer alternate formats (e.g. students can listen to articles) so linking to them can help students with different learning styles.
  • It is always a good idea to provide a full citation whenever you're linking to online material that takes a student outside of eLearn.  For one, it is a requirement of the Copyright Policy and as well, links can break. If students have the citation, they can find the material another way.

Linking to Entire Journals

Key Journals

If there is a key journal you wish to introduce to your students, you can also link to the entire journal.

To see if the Library provides access to the journal, you can search for "Journals by Title" from the Library's homepage. The process is similar to linking an article. If you have issues, contact your Faculty Liaison Librarian.

Subject Area Alerts

Rather than continually search databases for the information you need to keep your courses current and your professional learning up-to-date, make the databases work for you. You can create accounts within a database that will alert you, via email, when the latest research on your interests is published. 

Learn more about database alerts from the Library's largest vendor.

Source: EBSCO Tutorials Apr 20, 2018


You will want a solid and savvy search string for your interests to make sure the information you receive is specific enough to be of use, but not too specific as to not have results. Connect with your Faculty Liaison to craft your search string(s).