If you want to look to journal articles on a topic:
LibrarySearch is a good place to start. Just type your keywords or a phrase in the search box. At the results screen, use the the filter options on the left to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles.
Use a database, especially for more in-depth research because LibrarySearch doesn’t cover all of our e-resources. Key databases for Modern Languages are listed below.
Check the guide Database search tips for Modern Languages (Word doc and PDF)
Factiva is an international news database and a key resource for Modern Languages. It covers worldwide, national and local news sources in many languages. Factiva also includes magazine articles; trade and professional journals; company financial details.
Tips on searching Factiva:
- To search Factiva for articles from a specific publication, click on 'Source' and type the publication title in the 'Find a Source' box.
- If you want to search through publications from a specific country, for example all publications from France, click on 'Source', then use the ‘Select Source Category’ drop-down menu to select Publications – By Region. Browse through the regions and countries, then click on the country name to add it to your search.
- The default Language setting is to look for articles in English. To change this, first click on English to remove it from your search. Next, click on 'Language' and select the language you want from the list to add it to your search.
For further help see these short videos and written guides: How to use Factiva.
Academic Search Complete
A large multidisciplinary database, containing lots of full text articles.
Business Source Complete
A huge database of academic journal articles, magazine articles, trade journals, country reports, industry profiles, and company profiles on all aspects of business including management.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Key database for topics relating to intercultural communication, media, social media, and society
This database contains academic and theoretical articles on management, business strategy and training.
Search all of our Education databases at once.
IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
IBSS covers a wide range of social science disciplines, including politics and international relations.
Multidisciplinary database providing an archive of older full-text articles from a wide range of academic journals.
Web of Science
In spite of its name, this database covers all subject areas. It's particularly useful for tracking citations to key articles. On Web of Science you can view an article and see a list of the author’s 'Cited References' - those sources that influenced the author. You can also see the article's influence on subsequent publications via the 'Times Cited' option.