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Locating Articles -- The Process:

Remember finding periodical articles is really a two step process:

  1. Choosing and using the appropriate database (index) to identify citations and abstracts for a particular topic.
  2. Locating the actual article for which you have a citation. It may be available full-text within the database or available in print at your library or obtainable through Interlibrary Loan.

The flow chart below outlines the steps involved in obtaining a journal/periodical article:

Flow chart

Next: Selecting a Database

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