You are here

Introducing Articles+, a new way to search for articles

January 21, 2014

The Rutgers Libraries are pleased to introduce , a new tool that allows you to search for articles – and more – from hundreds of library databases using a single search box. Articles+ provides access to journals, newspapers, and magazines from a variety of major publishers and content providers. It also offers book chapters, conference papers, dissertations, and reviews. Although not comprehensive, Articles+ offers a single point of access to a large collection of library databases across a variety of academic disciplines, including:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • ERIC
  • Medline
  • ScienceDirect
  • Social Sciences Full Text
  • Web of Science
  • … and many more

Articles+ replaces Searchlight, the Libraries’ former meta-search product. Unlike Searchlight, which searched multiple databases on the fly, Articles+ is backed by a unified central index with high-quality indexing. As a result, it provides faster, more reliable, more relevant results. Beginning January 21st, Articles+ will replace Searchlight as the engine of the articles tab on the Libraries’ homepage.

Articles+ provides a useful starting point for finding a few useful articles on a research topic, researching a subject outside your field of expertise, or conducting interdisciplinary research across multiple subject areas. Articles+ does not cover all databases, nor does it include content from the library catalog or institutional repository. For coverage details, see What databases are included in Articles+?

Articles+ is a new product under ongoing development. Try and tell us how we can improve it by clicking the feedback link on the search results page. For more information, including coverage details, see What is Articles+?