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About The Periodicals Collection
Located on the third floor of the Sawyer Library, the periodicals collection is made up of approximately 2,000 publications in various formats. This guide will help you learn how to read a catalog record for periodicals, find and use microforms, and get acquainted with the journals, magazines, and newspapers.
What is a Periodical?
Periodicals, also known as serials, journals, and magazines, are publications that are issued on an ongoing basis. Typically, each individual issue of a periodical title has a volume number (abbreviated with v.), an issue number (n. or no.), and a date (for example, in June 2009 the Journal of Accounting Research published v.47 n.3). Most periodicals are published for an indefinite period of time, but they often change titles or cease publication.
Can I Take a Periodical Out of the Library?
Nothing in the periodicals collection circulates. There are two copiers on the third floor that you may use to make copies of any journals, magazines, or newspapers you would like to use outside the library. Please contact Allegra Print & Imaging with any copying troubles you may encounter.