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History Seminar Research Paper Guide: Find Articles

Article formats

Depending on the database you are using, articles may be displayed in different formats:

  • Index: Includes only the article’s citation information (e.g. author, title, date, volume, etc.). Neither a summary, nor the full-text of the article are available.

  • Abstract: Includes the article’s citation information and a brief summary of the article's content. Abstracts do not include the full-text article.

  • Full-text: Includes an electronic copy of the actual article. Depending on the database, the article may be available in HTML format, .pdf format (displays the article as it originally appeared in the magazine with graphics and pictures), or both.


Where to find articles

You can find periodicals in:

   Databases on the Bentley library webpage (see box to the right)

  Google Scholar



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Periodical Articles in Bentley Databases

New York Times access

  • Go to and login in the upper right corner with your SCHOOL EMAIL.