What is a Periodical?
A periodical is any publication that is issued on a regular basis, such as daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly. Periodicals include:
Scholarly/Academic/Peer-Reviewed Journals - Publications aimed at professionals or researchers in a particular field, containing in-depth articles and reports of original research
Magazines - Popular publications usually containing advertising, sold by subscription or on a newsstand, and aimed at the general public
Newspapers - Current news, ususally published daily, weekly, monthly or on some other cycle
Trade and Industry publications - Published for practioners in applied fields
Periodical databases give online access to articles published in a variety of periodicals. Many databases specialize in a particular field of study, such as nursing, while others cover a wide range of topics. These databases are searchable by multiple access points: keywords, subject, title of article, author, etc.
Academic Search Premier contains full-text articles for thousands of periodicals. Covers topics including philosophy, religion, psychology, sociology, law, controversial issues, literature, business, health & medicine, media studies, and many more. (Available to CC students, staff, and faculty.)
Search all Proquest databases simultanously: Research Library, National Newspapers & Western Newsstand, ABI/ Inform, and Nursing & Allied Health. (Available to CC students, staff, and faculty.)