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Chapter 18. Seek and Ye Shall Find > Mags and Rags - Pg. 206

Seek and Ye Shall Find 206 Word Watch Periodical literature is published on a regular basis, such as newspapers, magazines, and journals. In today's technological age, a dollar isn't worth a dollar, it rarely snows and no one walks, and many libraries use computerized databases in place of printed indexes. Some databases include only periodicals; others include books, media, and much more. No matter what information is indexed, each entry provides the title, author, and sometimes, a summary. You can read the entire article from the screen, print it, or e-mail it to your home computer. This is a wonderful thing. Write Angles When you're dealing with re-search, more is better, so try to collect more material than you think you need. Every library has different periodical databases. Here are some of the best ones: · DataTimes is an online index to local newspapers. · DIALOG is an extensive, well-regarded database. · ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) and Education Index are the place to be for information on education. · InfoTrak lists more than 1,000 business, technological, and general-interest periodicals, includ- ing The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal . · LEXIS/NEXIS affords access to thousands of full-text articles. · MEDLINE is a very well-respected source for information on medical topics. · MILCS is a database of all the holdings of academic and public libraries in specific regions. · OCLC First Search lists all the periodicals, media, and books in the United States and Canada. It has many indexes. · PAIS , the Public Affairs Informational Service, is great for economics. Ditto for EconLit .