a research tool specifically designed to search the contents of thousands of periodicals, journals, magazines, and/or newspapers, and to identify individual articles that contain the subject terms or key words you specify
A periodical database is the online equivalent of a print based periodical index. There are many different databases, covering a variety of different subjects. Databases are searchable under many fields such as author, title, subject and also offer varying degrees in content of published material.
A computerized system that arranges articles by subject, title, author, and/or keyword. Some examples are Reader's Guide Full Text, Academic Search Premier, Research Library, and ABI/Inform Complete. See also .
Periodical databases electronically list and give access to information about articles published in a variety of periodicals. Many specialize in a field of study, while others cover a wide range of topics.