FAQ: I have no idea where to start! Can you help me?
When you arrive in the Periodicals Department, you are most likely in one of these two situations:
You already have an article identified, and you just need to find it.
- If you have the full citation (journal title, volume, pages, and date) search by the exact citation, or
- Search in Cornette Library's online catalog by journal title, or
- Browse our alphabetical list of online journals
Ask at the Periodicals Desk for assistance.
You do not have an article identified yet.
- Start with the Power Search QuickSearch database group which best suits your field.
- If you have a specific subject, use Power Search Subject Categories to find appropriate databases.
- If your subject does not fit any subject category, use the general QuickSet in Power Search QuickSearch.
- For older information, use the print indexes in Reference
Once you find an article, write down enough of the citation information (journal title, volume, issue, page numbers, article title) so that you can find the article.
Periodicals staff will be happy to sit down with you and get you started on your search