Journal Article Databases

Use the following resources to find academic journal articles in the social sciences. Example: You are looking for papers or articles on if and how a more diverse board of directors affects companies performance.

Note: If you are trying to read a specific article, see accessing an article in Stanford Libraries' resources. If you are looking for a specific journal, use the eJournal finder.

General / All Purpose

These databases include journal articles from thousands of journals (and some books) across many disciplines and subjects. This is particularly helpful for interdisciplinary research topics.

Discipline-Specific Databases

These databases often have more targeted search options. For example, in PyscInfo you can search for articles by methodology (e.g. brain imaging, interviews) and the age group of the population studied.


These both cover business-focused academic journals, trade and industry publications, and news outlets. You can limit search results to scholarly or academic journal articles.

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Answered By: Alice Kalinowski
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2020

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