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find articles in magazines, newspapers, and journals
Last Updated: May 28, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Create a citation

Each periodical type has a different citation type.

Identify the periodical type before creating the citation.

Find periodicals

A library database is your best source for periodical articles.

A few periodicals are available in print and microfilm formats in the Library.

  • Databases (by title)
    alphabetical list of databases; some databases have no periodicals or lack all types.
  • Databases (by topic)
    discover which database is useful for a particular subject
  • Online Periodical List
    search by periodical title to discover which database has full-text articles from that periodical
  • Library Catalog
    search for periodicals available in print or microform in Thigpen Library

What is a periodical?

Periodical types are
newspapers (including news wires)
Based on content and audience periodicals are categorized as 
Popular periodicals are further categorized as

Use journals or substantive / serious popular periodicals in your research.


Use periodicals in your research

Review these sections in the IRIS Explore Sources module to learn where to find information. 

  • Information types
  • Magazines and journals

In the IRIS Find Information module these modules teach you how to find credible and relevant articles.

  • Periodical Indexes
  • Boolean operators

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