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Researching and Reading at Irwin

Articles and Databases

In order to broaden access to information outside the library's walls, the great majority of resources provided by Butler University Libraries are online or electronic resources linked through this site. Access to almost all our online research resources is provided through IP authentication, meaning access should be seamless and invisible when on-campus, even when bypassing the library's website. Off-campus access needs to be routed through a sign-in process with Butler University credentials, however, so please do use specially formatted library links from this site or our LibGuides when trying to access research resources from off-campus.

We maintain an alphabetical list of subject-specific (MLA Bibliography) or multidisciplinary databases (JSTOR), as well as larger publisher-centered collections (Elsevier's ScienceDirect). This alphabetical list of major online resources does not contain all individual online journals accessible through our subscriptions; these should be accessed through our Journals A-Z lookup. 

Databases by Subject

Don't know where to get started with online searching? Our databases listing is available both in an alphabetical list as well as by subject areas based on departments at Butler - start with the department your class is in if you're not sure which database to use.

Journals A-Z

If you're chasing down a citation, or just want to check if Butler has access to a specific journal/magazine title, use Journals A-Z. This lookup tool tracks journal titles across subject databases, individual online subscriptions, and issues in print at the Libraries. 

Did You Know?

  • Off-campus access to online resources requires a sign-in with Butler credentials. If you're off-site and can't access something you think you should be able to, try working through the Library's site so that you come across a sign-in page
  • If you need to bookmark a page or article on a library online resource, look for a "Persistent" or "Static" URL the database may offer - the address shown in your browser's address bar will often contain session information which cannot be used to access the same page again
  • Yes, many databases now offer formatted citations (MLA, APA, etc.) but double-check them against  your style guide; sometimes the database platforms don't catch up to style revisions right away
  • If you're having trouble accessing a particular library online resource, our support team will investigate and resolve your issue if you enter the details in this form.