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Library Research Methods: Find Articles

What are Periodicals?

Periodicals are any published materials that come out periodically, that is on a regular basis, daily, weekly, monthly, etc.

These include newspapers, magazines, trade and professional journals, and scholarly research journals.

The Library subscribes to a variety of print periodicals. Current issues are located in the Library's Periodical Reading Room on the main floor.

The articles in periodicals can be located by searching online Databases that are subscribed to by the Library. Many of these databases include the full-text of articles. 

What is a Scholarly Journal? What is Peer Review?

A scholarly journal publishes authoritative research articles by academics or experts in a discipline. The articles often undergo peer-review, that is they are evaluated by other experts before publication.

For more on the different types of periodicals see this chart:

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines vs. Trade Journals

Interlibrary Loan for Articles

If our Library does not have an article you are looking for, we can get it from another Library.  We will email the digital copy (pdf) of the article to you directly.

Learn more about our Interlibrary Loan services.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a FREE service for all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Online ILL Article Request form

Use Databases to find Articles in Periodicals

Start with Multidisciplinary Databases to explore your topic. Click here for more Databases

To access Databases off-campus, use your CIA email username and password.

Off-Campus Access

Library Databases can be accessed off-campus by CIA students, staff and faculty.

Select a database, then enter your CIA username and password (the same login id that you use for email, MainMenu, Moodle. etc.)

NOVELNY databases can be accessed from anywhere within New York State.

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