While most Beam Library databases focus on a particular subject, general periodical databases cover many subject and often contain both popular and scholarly periodicals.
Sometimes general databases are used at the beginning of the research process because they help you narrow a topic. They are also used when your topic doesn't fit into a specific subject or when your audience consists of non-professionals in that field.
Examples of general periodical databases are:
Organizes articles from many journals, magazines, newspapers, and monographs on a wide range of topics. Many records include full text.
Full text articles from the Daily Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, and other newspapers.