COM 1010: Speech Communication

When You Know the Name of Publication You Want to Search

What Does Embargo Mean?

Some  database vendors agree that some journals may "embargo," or limit access to the full-text of the most recent issues for a specific period of time.

What to do if the article isn't available?

  • See it if is available in another database or in print.
  • Request the article(s) from Interlibrary Loan.  If the article is available, you will receive it.

Library Databases That Offer Information on Current Events and Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Journals

Searchers may limit results to scholarly or academic journals, as well as other limits, in databases that offer combinations of news, general interest and scholarly/academic publications.

Look for this option in the databases.

  by content type Academic Journals


What Does Find It? Mean


The article is not available full-text in the database.

Click on Find it! options at CUNY.  A new window will open

to see if the article is available in other databases;

to search to see if another CUNY library has the needed journal;

or if you will need to make an Interlibrary Loan request.

Interlibrary loan requests are free to students and faculty.  (The library pays any costs.)