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ENGL 110: College Writing

An Introduction to the Research Process

About Articles

  • "Articles" come from newspapers, magazines, or journals (collectively called periodicals)   
  • Unlike some Web pages, an article is edited and checked for accuracy 
  • Some periodicals are available in print, but they are often licensed for electronic format too
  • Articles are found by searching finding aids called article indexes
  • An index lets you search by keyword for articles on your research topic 

General Article Index Databases

LMU only

Article Citation

Use this example to help you understand the citation elements of a journal article.
*journal titles are often abbreviated.