Multi-Search: A combined search of GIL and about 90 GALILEO databases including the International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance, the MLA International Bibliography, and several newspapers and popular magazines databases. This guide includes instructions on setting up personal alerts from Multi-Search for new journal issues, articles on a topic, or articles by an author.
If Multi-Search brings back too many results, try searching these databases separately:
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance, 1984-present: Includes journal articles and book chapters on drama, dance, media, mime, mixed entertainment, storytelling, music-drama, and puppetry.
MLA International Bibliography, 1926-present: The major source for locating scholarly articles and book chapters in literature, drama, and film. The MLA DIrectory of Periodicals is also searchable through this database.
Academic Search Complete: The main database for mainstream magazines as well as major scholarly journals in all subjects.
IEEE XPlore Digital Library, 2005-present: Journal articles and conference proceedings in engineering; a good source for resources on lighting design and digital theatre.
JSTOR: A collection of full-text scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. By going to the database itself instead of Multi-Search, you can search through the full-text of the article. Coverage begins with the journal's first issue, and JSTOR's "rolling wall" means the past 3-5 years are usually not available.
Global Newsstream: Global coverage of newspapers and newswires from the U.S.and around the world.
Access World News: Good coverage of U.S. local and regional newspapers.
New York Times Historical Full Text, 1856-2009: Searchable full scans of the newspaper; excellent for book reviews, interviews with authors, and primary accounts of historical events. UGA also has similar databases for the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984), Christian Science Monitor (1908-99), Wall Street Journal (1889-1995), and Washington Post (1877-1996). Search all five at once in Historical Newspapers Online.
Other historic Georgia newspapers have been digitized by the Digital Library of Georgia.
Times Digital Archive, 1785-2011: Searchable full scans of the London Times.
American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1900: Full text of over 1,100 American magazines and journals.
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection, 1691-1877: Full text of over 6,500 American journals.
Reader's Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982: The major index to mainsteam magazines in the U.S. during the 20th century.
Periodicals Index Online, 1770-1991: Our most comprehensive index to British periodicals; includes some U.S. periodicals as well.
19th-Century Masterfile (Poole's Plus): Another index to British and American periodicals with a focus on popular magazines through 1930.