NCLive.org is a collection of online databases available from any computer with internet access. It includes access to magazine articles, newspapers, journals, reference sources, research material, and more. Some of the NCLive.org databases provide the full text of many articles; others provide indexing only. NCLive.org is available at all Gaston County libraries or you can use it at home with your library card number.
Online databases may not go back as far as you need for a particular magazine. If you need information from an earlier year, we have several print indexes available at the Gastonia Main Library:
R050 R. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900 - 2002). Includes a wide range of magazines on many subjects.
R016.92 B. Biography Index (Jan 1946 – May 2002). Indexes biographical material in magazines and books.
R015 B. Book Review Digest (1905 - ). Quickly find reviews of books by their titles, authors, or subjects. There are cumulative indexes to the Index for quick searching.
The Joyner Library at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, has an index of magazines published in the Tar Heel state. The indexing is incomplete but still very useful.
Go to: https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/ncpi/
A list of periodicals included in the index can be found at: https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/ncpi/periodicals
Indexes provide the author, article title, magazine / journal / newspaper name, date published, and page numbers for articles. Once you have obtained this information (also known as a citation) you can try one of the following methods to obtain the full text of the article:
Googlebooks makes its archives of magazines available to browse online, including many Spanish language periodicals. It is also possible to request Interlibrary Loan articles with Issue, article title, date, and page numbers. Ask at the Reference Desk for help.
Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Finding Magazine Articles
Revised: 20 September 2018
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