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1. To see if the UA Libraries' own a copy of a particular journal or magazine, you would:
Search in Google
Pay a librarian to help you
Search the UA Libraries' Catalog by journal title

2. Periodical databases:
Allow you to search for articles on a particular topic
Are only available to UA faculty members
Are never used anymore because everything you need is on the Internet
Always contain the full-text of the article

3. Databases are also referred to as:
'journal repositories'
'indexes' and 'abstracts'

4. You are writing a paper on the 60's and you are looking for information on current events and popular opinions of the time. Where might you look?
Current periodical shelves
Yesterday's New York Times
Old copies of the Journal of Ancient Philosophy
Old copies of popular magazines like Time and Newsweek

5. Time and Newsweek are examples of scholarly journals.

6. Scholarly Journals are usually:
sold at Books-A-Million
published daily
include lots of personal opinions
peer-reviewed or refereed

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