The Periodicals Department is joined with the Circulation Department as one unit (part of the Access/Research Services Department). The Periodicals Collection covers as wide a range of subject areas as possible, with appropriate materials that support curriculum needs. In addition to scholarly journals, the Library strives to maintain a collection of general interest titles. Depending upon the availability of funds, the Library will consider titles to support individual faculty research. It consists of approximately 200 current journal subscriptions (PDF format; selected titles have back files in bound volume and microform format). This collection is supplemented by over 1,000 full-text online journals via the ERC (the Electronic Reference Center).
The most recent printed issue of each title (with the exception of a few) is displayed in the browsing area. Current year plus previous five years are kept at the Circulation/Periodicals Desk. Some back titles are available in microform format and are stored in acid free cabinets. Other back issues and bound volumes are housed on the mezzanine level. Back issues of The New York Times and The State Newspaper are available on microfilm.
List of Journal Subscriptions (incl. Hardcopy & Online):
- Current Subscriptions - PDF ( Hardcopy or Paper on Shelves)
- Current Subscriptions - Supplement - PDF (Hardcopy or Paper on Shelves)
- Current Subscriptions by Discipline - PDF (Hardcopy or Paper on Shelves)
- DISCUS Journal Titles List - PDF (Online)
- EBSCOHost Journal Titles List - PDF (Online)
- General Science Journal Titles List (ProQuest®) - PDF (Online)
- Government Periodicals - PDF
- Journal Titles on Microfiche List - PDF
- Government Periodicals - PDF (Hardcopy or Paper on Shelves)
The newspaper collection consists of international, national, regional, and local papers. They present political and social viewpoints and will be as complete as the budget will allow. Newspapers on microform are local, regional, and national titles. Printed issues are retained and then replaced by microform.
- Current Newspaper Subscriptions - PDF ( Hardcopy or Paper on Shelves)
- NewsBank Titles List - PDF (Online)
Online Journals & Newspapers
In addition to the printed and microform collections, the library has online services such as EBSCOhost, NewsBank, and InfoTrac SearchBank. EBSCOhost provides a database of 1,000 plus periodical titles providing abstract and full-text articles via the Internet. NewsBank is a database of over 70,000 articles published annually from more than 500 newspapers and other news sources around the world, including images. InfoTrac SearchBank consists of a group of four databases covering resources of general interest, sciences, business and management, humanities, and health, including mostly journal and newspaper articles in full-text with images. These sources are provided by ERC (the Electronic Reference Center).
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