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Kean Ocean

This guide serves as a gateway to library resources and services available to Kean University students, faculty, administrators, and staff working with Kean Ocean programs at Ocean County College.

Periodical Databases

You can find articles from scholarly journals, popular magazines, or newspapers by searching in periodical databases.  Periodical databases always contain:

  • Citations -- author, title of article, title of journal, volume, issue, date and pages.

They may also contain:

  • Abstracts -- summaries of article content.
  • Complete articles -- in full-text or pdf image format.

When full-text links are not available, you can check for full-text access in other databases by clicking  Full Text Finder.

Please note: sometimes you see only the   symbol (and not the words "Full Text Finder"). In these cases, click the symbol to check for full-text access in other databases. 

What Is a Peer Reviewed Journal?

A scholarly, or peer-reviewed, journal contains articles that have been critiqued, reviewed, or refereed by scholars in a specific field.

Already Have an Article Citation?

Select the Periodicals List when you know the title of a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper and you want to find out if it is available at the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons. The list will link directly to titles that are available electronically.

Click the link listed below for help with finding periodicals:

Articles & More: Databases, Full-Text, E-Journals

The Databases A-Z link on the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons web page provides access to library database subscriptions. The databases are listed alphabetically as well as by format and by subject. These databases may be used to search for articles published in magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

Recommended Multidisciplinary Databases

The following databases provide multidisciplinary coverage of many different subject areas. Please consult the Research Guides home page (see link toward top left corner of this screen) to access more than 100 subject-focused guides, which list recommended resources for particular subject areas.

Working from off campus? If so, you will need to log in with your Kean Google username and password. 

Request Articles from Other Libraries through Interlibrary Loan

Kean Ocean patrons may request copies of articles from periodicals that are not part of the collections at either the Kean or Ocean library. Simply fill out and submit the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons interlibrary loan request form:

Locating Periodicals in Other Libraries

Check the New Jersey Union List of Serials to determine if a periodical is available in a library in New Jersey. It is important to confirm that a library permits public access and highly recommended to verify library holdings before making a trip.