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Library Tutorials: JEWL Search

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About the JEWL Search

Our JEWL Search box allows you to find books, articles, images, videos, scores, audio recordings, encyclopedia entries and more from a single search. Results include thousands of online resources in each category, as well as items physically held by the libraries on campus. Previously, users had to search multiple boxes or databases to find these different types of resources. Need something specific? Use the filters on the left of the search results screen to narrow by item type, publication date, subject, and more. Ready? Go Search now.

A very short intro to JEWL Search

What is the JEWL Search at Walker Library, and what is it good for? Watch this and find out why it's a great place to start your research.

A comprehensive overview of the JEWL Search

Learn how to use the JEWL Search to find research materials on any topic. We cover source types, finding peer-reviewed articles, and how to narrow your topic. More about JEWL Search (length: 6:14)

Using the cite button in JEWL Search

Learn the easy way to cite the sources you find through the Walker Library. Get downloadable references in MLA, APA, and more. Learn more about citing your sources (length: 1:52).

Library Search Tutorials

Databases included in JEWL Search

At this time there are items from nearly 150 databases or collections available through JEWL Search, and new ones will be added frequently. Some favorites include

  • MTSU Libraries Catalog
  • Academic Search Ultimate
  • Academic OneFile
  • America: History and Life
  • Art Full Text
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text
  • Business Insights: Essentials
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
  • CINAHL Complete
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • EconLit with Full Text
  • Education Source
  • Education Full Text
  • Educational Administration Abstracts
  • ERIC
  • General OneFile
  • GeoRef
  • Historical Abstracts
  • IEEE Explore Digital Library
  • Literature Resource Center
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Naxos Music Library
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Project Muse
  • PsycInfo
  • Public Administration Abstracts
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • WorldBook

We also gain more seamless links to open access archives such as ArXiv, DOAJ, and OAISTER. Look for custom full text links to replace most of our Article Linker links. Ready? Go Search now.

Databases NOT included in JEWL Search

Some of our resources are not currently available through JEWL Search, but you can still access them through the Databases list. Some of the most heavily used databases in this category are

  • ABI/INFORM (ProQuest)
  • ACM Digital Library
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • ProQuest (all collections)
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Statista

Other ways to search for resources

While you can discover a wealth of information through the JEWL Search box, we have maintained many of our traditional resources, as well. You'll find these links on the JEWL box. Ready? Go Search now.

  • You can use the Library Catalog to search for items physically held in the MTSU Libraries, as well as ebooks and streaming audio and video.
  • The eJournals A-Z will tell you whether the library subscribes to a periodical online and will guide you to its online location.
  • Databases A-Z is a list of all of the online databases and other resources to which the library subscribes.
  • Research Guides, created and maintained by librarians, compile the most useful resources for an individual topic or course.

Need help using JEWL Search?

If you can't find what you're looking for, use the MTSU Librarian chat box on the right side of the search results screen. A librarian will lead you through your search to help you find what you need. Check out our other help options on our Ask Us! page. Ready? Go Search now.