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Periodicals are publications which are issued at regular intervals, such as journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats:
- Index: Includes only the article citation (i.e., author, title, date, etc.). Neither a summary, nor the full-text of the article are available.
- Abstract: Includes the citation and a summary of the article's content. It does not include the full-text article.
- Full-text: Includes the citation and full-text article. This may be in HTML, .pdf, or both formats.
Choosing a Database
Article databases provide you with 24-7 access to magazine, journal and newspaper articles. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your research topic:
- see if there is a Subject Guide on your topic. Relevant databases are listed on the Articles tab.
Article Databases in 5 Minutes
Posted with permission from North Carolina State University Libraries.
Open Source Journals
Open source journals provide unrestricted, free access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.