Magazines & Journals



You can access hundreds of magazine and journal articles through the library's databases 24 hours a day. If you're at home or school when you access these, you'll be asked to log in. Type the number underneath your barcode on the back of your library card to log in. If you have any trouble, call the Reference Department at 501.918.3000.

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — Search the full-text of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette from 1994-present.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch – Includes current journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and independent presses. Content covers 1990-present, with specialized coverage of the following ethnic categories: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People. It is updated daily with new content and contains over 2 million full text articles. *
  • Index Arkansas — an index to articles and other information published in county history journals as well as selected statewide magazines, newspapers and books. Check the CALS catalog to see which of the titles are available at CALS and submit an Interlibrary Loan request if the title is not available at CALS.
  • ProQuest Central – A large general research database featuring a diverse mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. *

* These databases are available via Traveler Access, a project made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Additional state funds were provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.

To search by subject, select a database and type your desired subject in the search box. For example, if you're interested in the electoral college you would:

  1. Select the Masterfile Premier database (You can search as many databases as you want and several would be helpful for this topic; Masterfile Premier will be our example.)
  2. Type in your library card number.
  3. Select EBSCOhost.
  4. Select Masterfile Premier from the list of databases available through EBSCOhost.
  5. Type electoral college in the search box.
  6. You can limit your search by the different options listed below the search box.
  7. Click on the Search button.
  8. The middle column contains your results.
  9. You can narrow and limit your results with the options in the right and left columns.
  10. If you see a link for HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text that means you can read the full article within the database.
  11. You can also print, download, and email articles to yourself.

To find out if a database includes a particular title, click the Publications button near the top of the database and search for the magazine or journal title in which you are interested. For example, if you're interested in Newsweek you would:

  1. Select the Academic Search Elite database (Newsweek is indexed in several other databases as well; this is our example.).
  2. Type in your library card number.
  3. Select EBSCOhost.
  4. Deselect Masterfile Premier from the list and select Academic Search Elite from the list of databases available.
  5. Click on the Publications button near the top of the database opening page.
  6. Type Newsweek into the search box and click on the Search button.
  7. The record for Newsweek shows that bibliographic records are available from 1985 and full text is available from 1990. Full text means you can read the full text of the article through the database.