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Indexes & Abstracts

Different types of periodicals

General & specific

Periodical access points



Locating a periodical


Indexes & Abstracts

Once you have decided which articles are relevant to your topic, you need to locate the periodicals in which the articles appear.
  • First, look at the citation and identify the full title of the periodical, the volume and the date in which the article is published.
  • Then, check the library's online catalog under the title of the periodical, in this case, Spaceflight, to find out if your library owns the periodical and the particular issue you have identified.

  • Finally, go to the section of the library where periodicals are shelved and retrieve the article directly from the particular issue of Spaceflight


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