Information Competence
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Indexes & Abstracts

Different types of periodicals

General & specific

Periodical access points

Citations

Abstracts

Locating a periodical

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Indexes & Abstracts

Like encyclopedias, indexes and abstracts can be general in nature.
or subject specific.
It is important to select the most appropriate index or abstract for your topic to locate relevant articles. (Choosing the right index is covered in the next tutorial: Use technological tools for accessing infomation).
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