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This module covers how to use periodical databases to identify articles on a subject.

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • distinguish between popular and scholarly periodicals
  • choose a periodical database appropriate to your information need
  • use a periodical database to identify articles on a topic
  • use the database's email, print or save function to keep a record for yourself
  • search the Library Catalog to locate the periodical that contains your article
  • limit your search to full text and peer-reviewed journals
  • distinguish between general and subject databases
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Searchpath was adapted by Faten Habib, Moorpark College Library, Moorpark, CA, in 2008 and is based upon Searchpath © 2001-2002 by the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University. Revised 2009-2016, Faten Habib, Moorpark College Library, in accordance with the Searchpath Open Publication License.   
This version has been modified for use at Moorpark College Library.
Updated May 23, 2017