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"Periodicals" are publications that come out on a regular schedule (magazines, journals, newspapers). This guide covers both subscription periodicals free to you at ACC and periodicals freely available online.
Where should you look if you are assigned to find articles from academic journals for an assignment?
Library Subscription Periodicals
ACC Library Services subscribes to many online academic journals restricted to use by ACC students and staff. If used from off-campus you will log in using your ACCeID.
Open Access Periodicals
From CreativeCommons.org: "Open access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions." Creative Commons licensed research promotes access and re-use of scientific and scholarly research. The United States National Institute of Health (NIH) requires research articles written as a result of funding by NIH to be available through PubMed Central, an open access repository. Science Commons launched in 2005 to making scientific research available with Creative Commons licensing.
Directories of Online OA Periodicals
Selected Open Access (OA) Databases
More OA Databases from Houston Community College Libraries:
A Sample of freely available (OA) Newspapers
The Christian Science Monitor
The current day's newspaper. Archives are also available for the past five days for free, earlier days for a fee.
Popular newspaper in Spanish online and one of the Madrid dailies
French daily afternoon newspaper from Le Monde Group
Los Angeles Times
Site contains most of the current day's paper. The most recent week is also available. Free registration required. Archives are available from 1990 for a fee.
New York Times
Site contains most of the current day's National edition newspaper, plus some weekly features. Registration is free. (Personal email account necessary)
Since 1995, Refdesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources.
The Washington Post
In addition to the full text of every story from the current day's edition, the site contains breaking news updates. The past 2 weeks of Post articles are available for searching. Access to earlier articles requires a fee.
ACC Library Services provides paid subscriptions to some of these publications in addition to the free newspaper editions.
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