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Here is a typical Historical Abstracts citation. What information does it supply? How does that help you?
Compare with this Reader's Guide citation. how is this page organized? What information does it supply, and what additional steps would you need to take to get the article?
Select the Journals tab from our website and see if you can locate where the oldest issues of these magazines are located.
TIP: You may have to click into the catalog and click ALL ITEMS from the citation to see where all the issues are kept!
How to use a paper periodical index to find an article
STEP 1: Open up the volume with the year(s) that you want to search
STEP 2: Look through the article listings
STEP 3: Copy down the publication information
STEP 4: Use the Journals tab on our website and/or the Library Catalog to find out if we have the periodical and where it is. Paper collection? Microfilm? Online?
STEP 5: We don’t have it? Fill out an ILLIAD request form. We’ll request it from another library and send it to you!
Selected Paper Indexes from Our Collection
The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. 1900 - 1999. Reference Collection AI 3 .R48
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature. Reference Collection AI 3 .P7 1938
Palmer’s Index to the Times Newspaper. 1790 – 1939. Reference Collection AI 21.T5
The Times Index. Reference Collection AI 21 T46
Book Review Digest. 1905 – 2001. Reference Collection Index Shelf 9, REF Z1219.C96