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How to Find and Evaluate Articles

The UCLA Library has access to thousands of periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers--items that are published at intervals with no end in sight), most through subscription, though some are free. These periodicals may be in print, online, or both. Online periodicals may be part of broader article databases. Make sure you configure your computer for off-campus access to both licensed and unlicensed online resources.

Articles are great resources for research. Before beginning your research:

Three Ways to Find Articles

  • If you already have a full citation, use Citation Linker.
  • If you want to browse the contents of a specific journal, search for the journal title in the Library Catalog. (See Finding Journals for more information.)
  • If you want to find articles on a topic, you can search in one of the many databases that index articles. See Databases.

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