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Popular Culture - Library Research Guide: Periodical Articles

Guide to researching popular culture using library and open Web resources

Login Instructions

If you are using any of the library's online databases from off-campus, you will need to log in.

Username: Your W Number*


  • First 2 letters of first name,
  • First 2 letters of last name,
  • Last 4 digits of W#
  • Example: jado6789

* Don't know your W#, look it up in Class-Web.

Online Databases

The LPC Library subscribes to several online databases that contain articles published in magazines and newspapers. 

Start with these three multiple-subject databases: 

Additional databases to use depending on the focus of your topic :

Peer Reviewed???

Peer review is the process of submitting drafts of articles for critical assessment by experts in the field or discipline before articles are accepted for publication in scholarly journals.  The peer review process helps ensure the quality of information that is published in that field.

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