Articles: A Step-by-Step Guide
1.) Look for citations and articles
2.) Locate the journal when you have a citation
- Title search on Title of the Journal to locate article in a Full Text Database
- Title search on Title of the Journal to locate print journal
3.) WestCat - Western Michigan's catalog (finds the journal at WMU -- you must go there to retrieve it, whether it's print or online)
Types of Periodicals
Scholarly Journals (American Journal of Chinese Studies)
Popular Magazines (Newsweek or Time)
Language is written for the general adult audience (no specialized jargon).
Scholarly or Not?
Use Ulrich's Online
Document Type MUST say "Academic/Scholarly Publication" to be considered scholarly!
Indexes lead you to article citations that include author, article title, journal title, volume number, publication date, and page number. Citations do not include the entire article. You must locate the journal once you have a citation.
America: History & Life - United States & Canada from prehistory to present.
Social Sciences Abstracts (some full-text)
The Atlantic, 1932 -
Atlantic Monthly, 1857-1932
Century (title changes - Century Magazine, Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine) 1882-1930
Christian Century, 1923 -
Current History 1919-
Harper’s Magazine, 1913 -
Harper’s Monthly Magazine, 1900-1913
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 1850-1900
Life, 1936 -
The Nation, 1905 -
The National Geographic magazine, 1889- present
The New Yorker, 1936 -
Saturday Review, 1929 -
Time, 1930 -
US News & World Report, 1948-
Check for specific location and holdings in Ariadne.