Periodical Index A periodical index points to citations of articles in magazines, journals and newspapers. Many periodical indexes contain abstracts or brief summaries of the articles. Some contain the full text or entire content of whole articles as they originally appeared in the periodical. You may use online periodical indexes, purchased by your library, from any Internet-connected computer.

Use a Periodical Index

  • when researching a topic in magazines, journals or newspapers
  • when you know a subject but not a specific article

Examples of Periodical Indexes

  • Academic Search Premier (a general periodical index)
  • Medline (a medical periodical index)
  • Business Source Premier (a business periodical index)
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