Using an Index to Find a Journal Article
What an index is and why use one...
Most indexes require a paid subscription. The U of T Library subscribes to many and makes them available to U of T students, staff and faculty. However, the U of T Library may not subscribe to every journal indexed, although most likely the major ones.
Indexes have different names such as databases, periodical indexes or journal indexes.
A citation is the information needed to find the article: author, title of article, title of journal, volume and page numbers, publication year.
Finding articles is a two step process:
Why should you use a journal index?
What are the common characteristics of a journal index?
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