Journals, magazines, and newspapers are all known as “periodicals” because they publish new issues on a periodic basis. To identify titles and holdings of periodicals owned by the Olin Library, consult the library online catalog. Periodicals are all arranged alphabetically but are located in several places:
Current Periodicals are located on the west side of the first floor in special display shelves. These are the latest issues of periodicals.
Periodicals Collection is located on the first floor north of the Reference Collection. It includes earlier issues that are either bound or in periodical boxes.
Microform Periodicals are located on the first floor across from the Circulation Desk.
Newspapers are in two locations. The most recent issues are found in special shelving in the middle of the current periodicals area on the west side of the first floor and are marked “Current Newspapers.” Earlier issues are located at the north end of the same area and are marked “Back Issues – Newspapers.” A few titles are obtained in microform and are located with the other microform periodicals.
E-Journals are periodicals obtained by the library in electronic format. They can be found in two ways. First, search the library’s online catalog, find the record for the title, and click on the embedded link that takes you to the text of the journal. Second, go to the pulldown menu on the library’s Web page called Direct Links and find the link called Journal Search. Type in the title you want and the software will find it if the library has it in any of its full text databases.