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1. All databases are available online for free.

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

3. Periodicals can be published monthly, weekly or daily.

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

5. Which of the following is NOT usually part of a citation?
Journal or magazine title
Volume, issue and page numbers
Author's favorite color
Article title

6. 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?
Old copies of popular magazines like Time and Newsweek
Yesterday's New York Times
Current periodical shelves
Old copies of the Journal of Ancient Philosophy

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