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1 TCU LIBRARY RESEARCH ~ USING OLD STYLE PRINT INDEXES ~ How to use The New York Times Index & the Readers Guide to Periodical Literature. Click on your screen to view to the next slide.

2 THE NEW YORK TIMES INDEX A BOOK OF RECORD Located on the East Wall of the Current Periodicals Room Call No: AI21.N44 (Map)Map

3 Contains citations for news items; feature articles; editorials; editorial cartoons; obituaries; commentaries; sports articles; business and financial news; and reviews of books, art exhibitions, dance, movies, music, restaurants, theater, and television programs. Abstracts "significant news, editorial matter and special features." Covers the weekday and weekend papers as well as the City, New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut regional sections. Classed in one list by subject, geography, organization, or personal name. Arranged alphabetically and then chronologically under each heading. Contains headings, subheadings, and secondary subheadings. "Entries of unusual interest are set in boldface type." The New York Times Index

4 The index is published semi-monthly, with quarterly cumulating and an annual cumulating. Hint! Articles pertaining to relations between two or more countries will always be "put under the name of the smaller country (or the one least often in the news)." The years this index covers are 1851-present. The New York Times Index

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6 - SAMPLE CITATION – THE NEW YORK TIMES INDEX

7 THE NEW YORK TIMES INDEX Subject Article Summary Month Day Section Page Column How to read this citation. (This story was published in the New York Times on January 30 th, section 10, page 9, column 3. The year will be the year on the spine of the index volume you choose).

8 Most recent issues are located in our Newspaper Alcove on the main floor. They are shelved by title along side the other newspapers. Older issues (back to the year 1851) are available on Microfilm. The microfilm issues are located in the Microform Room also shelved by title. Please seek assistance at the Periodicals Desk if you need help with the microform reader machines. You can also access the NY Times online via the TCU Library at: New York Times 1985-Current New York Times Historical Finally…Getting a copy of the New York Times you need: In the TCU Librarys Collection we have the following years of The New York Times available –

9 The Article

10 READERS GUIDE TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE (PRINT EDITION)

11 This is an index you can use for literature found in English-language, general-interest periodicals. It covers nonfiction, fiction, poems, short stories, and reviews of ballet, books, compact discs, dance, motion pictures, musicals, operas and operettas, phonograph records, products, radio programs, tape recordings, television programs, theater, videodiscs and videotapes. You can search by subject or author in a combined list. Book reviews are listed separately at the back of each volume. Reviews are arranged alphabetically by author. This index includes a list of periodicals indexed in each volume. Published annually. Coverage Years are 1890 – Current. Located in the Information Commons (IC) Room Call No: AI3.R48 (Map)Map Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

12 Here is the spine of a Readers Guide to Periodical Literature.

13 READERS GUIDE TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE

14 Author/Subject Article Title Volume Pages Month Year Journal Name Readers Guide to Periodical Literature (This story, In the Cause of Architecture, was published in the December 1928 issue of The Architectural Record, volume 64 on pages )

15 Finding the article Finding the article When you have a citation for an article that fits your research you will need to locate the journal in the TCU library collection by using the online catalog at

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17 If you need assistance using the TCU library online catalog or if you have research or computer related questions please feel free to ASK-A-LIBRARIAN ASK-A-LIBRARIAN Getting Help

18 backstart Click here for current Library Hours Library Hours Library & Research Help Telephone: (817) Computer Help Telephone: (817) GET IN-PERSON HELP AT THE INFORMATION COMMONS IN THE TCU LIBRARY


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