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Finding Periodical Articles


What are Periodicals?

A periodical is any publication that is issued at regular intervals.

Magazines, newspapers, and journals are all types of periodicals.

Periodical Indexes: Finding Articles on Your Topic

Search by subject or keyword in a periodical index to find citations to articles on your topic. The library subscribes to both print and electronic indexes. The electronic databases are easier to search and might also have the full text of the articles cited in your results.

Begin by choosing a subject from the list of Databases by Subject. When you look at the table of databases in your subject, note that periodical indexes are highlighted in yellow, and that the far right column of the table indicates whether or not full text articles are available.

Finding the Full Text of Your Article

If a full text link is not available for an article cited in your search results, search in EJS (using your article citation information) or in the Title List of Blinn Library Periodicals and eBooks (using the title of the periodical that your article appeared in) to see if the full text is available from an e-journal subscription or from a different library database.

To see if we subscribe to the printed version of a periodical, search the Library Catalog. Use the browse search and select “journal title” from the search type menu.

If the periodical you need is at your home campus library, you can retrieve and photocopy the article yourself. If it is at another Blinn College campus library, complete an article request form in the library (or the online article request form) to have a copy of the article sent to your home campus.


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