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
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)
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.
Full text databases include citation information as well as the text of the article itself.
Scholarly academic journals
Proquest Research Library
Can limit to scholarly academic journals
New York Times (1851 to 3 years ago)
Access to more than 1,000 major U.S newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. Coverage varies by title.
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals the Library subscribes to Series 3 (1838-1852) and Series 5 (1866-1877)
Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Covering subjects such as: Economics, History, Law, Literature, Religion, Social Sciences, and more. From 1906-Present.
Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, and edited works in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.