Finding Articles

This same process works for finding periodicals in the library catalog and on the shelf. Let's say you had this citation for an article that was not available full text in a periodical database:

Smith, Anne Kates. "Scanning for scams, or invading privacy?" US News and World Report. April 10 2000:45.

By searching the library catalog for the periodical title US News and World Report, you could see if your library owns that magazine. Once you have a location or call number, you can find the periodical on the shelf and, using the page numbers in the citation, locate the article within it.

If your library does not own the periodical, you can search other library catalogs through links on your library's web site and determine if it is available at another library near by.

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