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PLNU Staff Guide to Ryan Library: Find articles

All Point Loma Nazarene University employees have access to Ryan Library resources. This Guide will explain how to get these resources.

So what kinds of articles are we talking about?

There are many different types of databases, containing a variety of magazines and journals.  In addition to scholarly journals, you’ll find information on current news and events, business, health, hobbies, travel, and much more. 

Contact us for help in finding and using the right database for your interests.

How to find magazine articles

Ryan Library subscribes to over 80 Reference Databases.  These subscription-based resources are provided to the PLNU community for online access to journal and magazine articles and/or citations. Use your PLNU Network ID and PLNU Network Password to access databases.

For general research, we recommend starting with one of these two databases:

For research within a specific discipline, try using one of our Research Guides.


Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform.  Use your PLNU Network ID and PLNU Network Password to access Films on Demand.

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