Types of Article Indexes
To determine if you need a subject article index,
consider the following questions:
If so, start
with one of the subject article indexes.
- Is your topic
in a particular subject area?
- Do you need sources that
are more scholarly?
- Are you going more in-depth
on a topic?
Subject indexes specialize in a particular subject,
and the articles indexed are generally from scholarly sources. Examples
of subject indexes and the kinds of articles they identify are:
||ABI/Inform Global, a
ProQuest database, indexes articles for almost 3000 business-related journals. Most are available in full text.
||Applied Science Full Text,
a Wilson Web database, indexes and abstracts for over 400 science and technology journals. Some are available in full text.
||PyscINFO, an EBSCOhost
database, has abstracts for over 1300 psychology journals. Includes some full text.