article database or article index identifies references to articles in magazines, journals and newspapers.
Most article databases provide full-text access to the majority of the articles they index.
Some just contain
abstracts, or summaries of the articles. When you cannot locate or access the full article use the A-Z
Journal List (which will be explained later in the tutorial) or ask a librarian for assistance.
an Online Periodical Index
researching a topic in magazines, journals or newspapers
you want to find articles on a specific subject of your choice
- when you want to find and
read scholarly or peer-reviewed articles
Examples of Periodical Indexes
- Academic Search Complete (a general
article database with lots of full text)
- PsycINFO (a subject article index
in psychology with no full text)
- EconLit (a subject article index
in economics with some full text)