Periodical Databases

Databases include the citations of articles in magazines, journals and newspapers.

Some periodical databases contain abstracts or brief summaries of the articles. Many contain the full text (entire content) of articles as they originally appeared in the periodical.

Periodical databases, purchased by Alumni Library, are accessible from the library's homepage. The library also owns some print indexes, good for researching older materials. For example, the Book Review Digest print index goes back to 1910!

Use a Periodical Database...
  • when you want to find article on your topic in magazines, journal, or newspapers.
Examples of Periodical Databases:
  • Academic Search Premier (a general periodical database).
  • ABI/INFORM (a business periodical database).
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (an architecture periodical database).