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Library of The College of St. Scholastica: Articles

Welcome to the CSS Library. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Incipit (and so it begins)

Title page of the first issue of Philosophical Transactions

Title page of the first issue of Philosophical Trans- actions of the Royal Society, the scientific journal that started it all.

Journals, A to Z

Use Journals, A to Z to find the full-text of an article or to browse the table of contents of a journal. Do not use it to search for articles.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that allows you to request books, videos, and articles from other libraries.

Getting started with articles

Journal articles are the primary means of sharing scholarship & research in the academic, medical, and scientific communities.  They are focused scholarship, written for a professional and informed audience. As a student who is new to a topic, they can be difficult to read. Encyclopedias can give you context for articles and books can provide an understanding of the broader topic.


Tutorials for Databases

To find out more about how to use these databases including advanced searching and how to export citations to Endnote, click on this link: Tutorials


Click on SOL to access SOLAR.SOLAR is a database of databases. It searches all our Library resources and even some we don't own. It's a little like the old "feeling lucky" button in Google. But just like Google, or any tool, there is right time to use it. And like Google, the results can be overwhelming. Sometimes using one of our focused, discipline-specific databases can make you luckier.