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Stony Brook University


Finding Articles and Databases

A good deal of your research will involve reading the full text of published, scholarly research articles. The database subscriptions available to you through SBU Libraries provide direct access to many journals along with precise ways to search them.

The most effective database to use will vary depending on the focus of your research but this suggested list will provide a good place to start.

Google Scholar

You can customize Google Scholar to show you full text links into the library's databases.

Go to Settings in Google Scholar, choose Library links, then search for and check the box next to "Stony Brook University." Then hit save.

You will then see the link Full Text@StonyBrook next to results that are available in the library's databases.


Image showing how to access the Library Links section of Google Scholar's settings and then search for and choose Stony Brook University.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Remember - if we don't have an article or a book at Stony Brook that you need, you can order it free of charge through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

We will request a copy from another library.

Request an item or set up an account.

Note: Textbooks are not available through this service.