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Faculty Services

Article Databases

The library has access to over 60 databases that index different subjects. The library has over 50,000 online journals and 380 in print.

See the article databases page for a full-list of databases.

Check out the research guide for your subject area to see recommended databases.

Finding Full-Text of Journals

To see if the library has a specific journal, search in TrinCat for the journal title.

On the results page, check the location of the journal. If it says "Deerfield Periodical Collection" it is in print in the library. If it says "Electronic Journal" it is available online. Check the dates to make sure the year you want is available.

If the journal is not in TrinCat, you can request the article by borrowing from another library.

Search TrinCat for a journal:

Linking to Full-Text Journal Articles

Online articles from the databases can be used in your courses.

You may download a pdf and store it in Moodle for your students to access.

Or you can link to the full-text article within a database. Be sure to use the permalink that is found within the EBSCO databases. (The link in the address bar is temporary and will not work after a short period of time.) See an example of how to find the permalink.


Requesting Articles

Articles can be requested from other libraries using ILLiad.

The first time you use ILLiad, you will need to sign up for a new account.

Articles will be scanned and available for download through ILLiad, usually within a few days.

Contact Becky Frank if you need more help at or (847)317-4020.

Journal Subscription Suggestions

Because of the ongoing cost commitment for journal subscriptions, all journal requests are carefully reviewed. Factors that influence the approval of a journal subscription include:

  • the extent to which the journal supports the curriculum
  • whether it is indexed in sources available at Rolfing Library
  • whether there are similar titles in the collection
  • the cost of the journal

New journal titles are evaluated in the Spring and ordered once a year in July. Subscriptions begin the following calendar year. To submit a journal subscription request please contact your library subject liaison or complete the Journal Request Form.