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Tools Supporting Faculty Research

These tools can help you search for and organize research results, and keep you informed about new research in your discipline.

eJournal Finder
Use this tool to find out which journals are available electronically and in which databases.

Research Databases by Subject
Resources for finding professional articles in all disciplines.

Research Journals
Information about journals at Kent State, as well as connections to select online full text content.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
A bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on periodicals published throughout the world.

Google Scholar
Google searching across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") allows you to track information on the Internet, letting you know when information has changed or been updated. These can include web pages, news, blogs, podcasts, or journal tables of content.

Alerts are features that start with a saved search in a database. The database will rerun the search automatically based on some time table and email you any additional material that appears in your search results since the last time the search was run. Not all databases have Alerts.

Saved Searches
These are features in a database which allow you to create a good search statement, and then save it so that you can rerun the search later to check for additional search results. It works best in a well refined search.

ICPSR is an international consortium of over 500 research universities of which Kent State University is a member. Through its membership, Kent State students and faculty have immediate access to a searchable archive.