Course Guides:English Composition (E120--Sharrock-Mueller)

Library Catalogs--find books & media


MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Check your account for Due dates & Renewals


Reference Universe

Provides access to all print & online reference materials in the Fitzgerald Library

You may search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.


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Databases & Indexes--find articles in journals & newspapers


America: History & Life

Comprehensive coverage of articles from journals, book reviews, and dissertations published worldwide on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.  From pre-history to the present.  Search this database with Historical Abstracts for world coverage. (from EBSCO )

1964--current | Abstracts & citations | More info


CQ Researcher

Provides in-depth, unbiased reports on current issues. Coverage includes topics in health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report features pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions. CQ researcher is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Now includes PLUSArchive, with articles going back to 1923 for an historical component, and Global Researcher, bringing an international perspective.


EBSCO's Academic Search Premier

Search for your topic in 8,000+ scholarly journals and magazines. Covers all academic subjects. Good place to start.


All EBSCO databases

Along with the multi-disciplinary Academic Search Premier, EBSCO has specialized databases for business, education, history, and religion topics, as well as a general, non-academic database, MasterFile.


Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view


New York Times Archives
Articles from 1851 to 1922 are available free online, as are articles from 1987 to current. For full text articles form 1923--1947 ask at the Reference Desk for an interlibrary loan. Articles from 1947 to 1986 are available on microfilm in the Reference Room. (FAQ about the Archives)


Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Some full text| More info


ProQuest's Newspapers

Search for your topic in 500+ newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.


All ProQuest databases

Choose from databases covering issues in criminal justice, education, religion, or psychology.


Westlaw's Campus Research

A comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources.  Excellent news coverage.


Choose from all history databases


Choose from all Fitzgerald Library indexes and databases


To locate full text articles from abstracts and citations click on full text icon Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University

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Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.


Research Help

Search tips (Boolean operators truncation/wildcards), citation examples, and more



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Reference Books

Use Reference Universe to find books on historical events



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To locate full text articles from abstracts and citations click on full text icon Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University


For help Ask a Librarian