Answered By: Lisa Louis
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2017     Views: 21

Print Periodicals: are arranged in call number order on the Periodical Shelves. The most current, popular periodicals are located in the atrium near the main entrance to the library

Newspapers: The most current issues of newspapers are kept on racks next to the periodicals near the atrium. Newspaper print copies are usually kept for three months and are located along the exterior wall of the Daily Read Cafe, room 120. Back issues of some newspapers are maintained on microfilm.

Online periodicals: Many magazines, newspapers and journals are available online in subscription databases. 

The easiest way to find out whether the library subscribes to a particular periodical is to use the Find Journals list. A search for a journal title or subject in Find Journals will return a list of matching titles and an indication of whether we have print or electric access to each one.

Microforms: Bell Library has a number of periodicals as well as a unique collection of documents, scanned books and government documents on microform. The microforms and machines to read them are located by the Daily Read Cafe, with some other materials located in cabinets in Reference and Government Documents.

Instructions for the use of the microform machines can be found at the Ask Us Desk and on each microform machine. Feel free to ask a staff member to assist you.

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