Periodicals Desk

Periodicals Collection

A-Level, Library North
Please Note:  The Periodicals Service Desk on the A Level of Library North will be closingPeriodicals Desk effective Friday, June 29, 2007.

Our statistics show that the number of questions and activity at that service point has decreased significantly over the past three years. This is due primarily to the increase in, and user preference for, electronic journals. This move will allow us to redeploy and utilize staff more effectively in this time of restricted budgets.

Please be assured that faculty and student needs will continue to be met.

Thank you for your understanding.


If you need assistance with locating journals or journal articles, please ask for help at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of library north.

About the A-Level Periodicals Area

All bound print periodical volumes are located in this area (Level A, Library North); there is a special section for current periodicals (i.e., unbound). Print periodical issues and bound volumes are NOT available for check out.

There are 14 Library database computer workstations in this area. Most current, and an
ever-growing number of older periodical subscriptions are now available in digital format. These online digital periodical articles can be retrieved using any Library database computer workstation, or any other computer located on campus that is connected to the internet. They can also be accessed from home computers; see these requirements.

  • If your are looking for periodical articles (typically by subject), use our article databases selection page. Article databases index periodical articles. Using these databases to search by subject, you will find a variety of articles on your subject in many different periodicals.

  • If you have a citation (to a specific article in a known periodical issue) and want to determine if our Library has that article in any format (i.e., in print, digital or microform), use our journal finder. Be sure to enter the name of the journal (often referred to as the SOURCE) not the article title).

  • If the Library does not have a specific periodical article, you may use Interlibrary Loan to request a copy. In many cases a copy of the article can be emailed to you as an attachment.
  • Near the computers, you can also find:

    • microfilm & microfiche (with reader/printers)
    • college catalogs
    • photocopiers
    • a change machine
    • an Add Money machine (used by the photocopy service to add value to your Golden Eagle card or to purchase a visitor card):