The library catalog is another type of database. It identifies materials your library collects on particular subjects and where these items are located. If you have used a card catalog before, this is the electronic version. You can use the catalog at your library to find books, videos, maps, and CDs, as well as identify the location of periodicals.
Most library catalogs allow you to search by author, title or subject. Some require you to use special commands or enter terms in a specific way.
Once you have a list of citations, you need to look up the location of the periodicals in the library catalog. Remember that you already know in which issue and on what page the article can be found, you just need to find out where your library keeps that magazine or journal. In order to find it, search in the library catalog for the title of the periodical, not the title of the article.