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Library Media: Research Process: 2c. Articles

Article Formats

Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats:

  • Index: Includes only the article citation (i.e., author, title, date, etc.). Neither a summary, nor the full-text of the article are available.
  • Abstract: Includes the citation and a summary of the article's content. It does not include the full-text article.
  • Full-text: Includes the citation and full-text article. This may be in HTML, .pdf, or both formats.

Denver Campus Library Periodicals

For a complete listing of print periodicals available at the Denver Campus Library, visit our Periodical guide.

The guide is organized by broad subject areas (i.e., majors) which are further broken down into newspaper, trade magazine, and journal titles.

Choosing a Database

Article databases provide you with 24-7 access to magazine, journal and newspaper articles. To help you identify the most appropriate database for your research topic:

Article Databases in 5 Minutes

Posted with permission from North Carolina State University Libraries.

Open Source Journals

Open source journals provide unrestricted, free access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.