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Start Your Research - A Self-Guided Tutorial

A tutorial to take you through the research process.

5 - Catalog Basics

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What Won’t I Find in a Library Catalog?

Library catalogs list the periodicals that a library owns, but most catalogs do not list specific articles that have appeared in periodicals.

Magazines, journals and newspapers are all examples of periodicals.

If an article is what you need right now, jump to the lesson on How to Find Articles.