What is an Article Database?

Article databases provide a way to search for articles on particular subjects in magazines or journals. Databases may include the full text and/or graphics of articles or they may only include the author, title, date, journal title, issue and page numbers for each article.

The OSU Libraries subscribe to over one hundred different article databases. A few are general, but many are specialized. "Periodical index" is another term used for print volumes that can help you find articles in magazines or journals.

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