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)
Language is written for the general adult audience (no specialized jargon).
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.
Historical Abstracts - History of the world from 1450 to present