This module covers how to use electronic databases to identify articles on a subject.
When you have completed this module of EMPOWER, you will be able to:
Magazines and journals are called periodicals because they are issued on a regular or "periodic" basis. Periodicals are usually separated into two major groups: popular magazines and scholarly journals.
Once you are able to recognize the differences between a popular and scholarly source, you can focus your research to retrieve only the type of articles you need.
Don't worry! You won't have to look through each issue of each periodical on your topic.
The Oscar Rennebohm Library subscribes to many article databases. The database you select will depend on your topic.
Databases quickly scan thousands of periodical article records that match your search terms.
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