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Folklore Resources: Articles of Crticism in Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers

This is a guide to researching folklore in the MSU Libraries.

Articles of Crticism in Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers

How do I search for articles on my research topic?

To search for articles on a particular topic, you must search a periodical index. A periodical index allows you to search the contents of magazines, journals, and newspapers. For more details and step-by-step instructions, see Finding Periodical Articles in the MSU Libraries.

Need help choosing keywords and searching indexes? Try: Database/Index FAQs and Searching Tips

  • LION (Literature Online)

    Contemporary criticism is available through the indexes of MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB), and the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)-- togoether combining for millions of records of literary criticism and its related studies from 1920 to current. LION (Literature Online) contains a full library of up-to-date, fully searchable criticism and reference sources in addition to the full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the seventh century to the present day.

  • America History and Life

    America History and Life provides access to the citations of contemporary articles (and in some cases, the full text of articles), book reviews, and dissertations in American and Canadian history.

  • ATLA Religion Database

    Produced by the American Theological Library Association, ATLA Religion Database indexes periodical articles and book material in biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

  • Proquest

    Current, general periodicals index, includes much full text.

Periodicals Index Online

Periodicals Contents Index (PCI) contains more than 1 million citations to articles in more than 3,000 journals from 1770-1995. These journals represent popular and scholarly titles in the humanities and social sciences. 1,000,000 citations are added annually.

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