Types of Indexes
General and Subject
Online indexes may cover every subject or be focused on a specific subject. As a rule, start with the general indexes and move to the specific ones when you need more information.
Examples of general periodicals indexes:
- ProQuest Research Library
- EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier
- New York Times Historical
Examples of subject indexes:
- CINAHL (nursing and allied health)
- Business Source Premier
- ERIC (education)
- psycINFO (psychology)
Browse your library's web site or ask a librarian to find out which periodicals indexes are available at your library.