Where do I find periodical articles?

Girl with stack of periodicals

Don't worry!  You won't have to look through each issue of each periodical on your topic. You'll use the periodical databases to find articles.

The library subscribes to many periodical databases.  You may hear them being referred to by your instructors as "library databases," or "article databases," or simply "databases". 

Databases can be used to quickly scan thousands of periodical article records that match your search terms.