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Indexes & Abstracts

Articles in periodicals can be good sources of current information which may not yet be available in books or reference sources. Periodicals include newspapers and popular magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications. Click next for further explanation of different types of periodicals.
Indexes and abstracts are used to find periodical articles on your topic. They do not contain the articles themselves but give you all the information you need to find the articles. They provide citations (author, title, magazine or journal title, volume, date and pages. Abstracts also provide summaries of the articles.

Abstract from: Engineering Index

Citation from: Applied Science and Technology Index

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