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Electronic Resources and Periodicals Collection

The periodicals collection, located on the 2nd floor of the main library, consists of journals, magazines, and newspapers, comprising approximately 1,386 current subscriptions and backfiles of nearly 2,000 closed subscriptions. Lesser-used paper subscriptions have been replaced by a growing number of journals available online. Please see the McIntyre Periodicals List.

Periodicals are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Periodicals may be in one or more formats: paper copy, microfilm, and microfiche. Each format has a separate entry in the online catalog and is found in a different part of the Periodicals Floor. Unbound issues are located on the Current Periodicals shelves (JOURNALS CURRENT). Bound volumes are located on the Permanent Periodicals shelves (JOURNALS BOUND). Microfilm and microfiche periodicals (JOURNALS MICROFILM and JOURNALS MICROFICHE) are located in cabinets on the east side of the floor.

Books, reports, and dissertations published in either microfilm or microfiche format are shelved in cabinets adjacent to the Journals microforms. These items are cataloged and accessed through the online catalog. Online catalog locations of MICROFICHE and MICROFILM are used to designate these materials. They are kept in cabinets labeled "Books on Microfiche" and "Books on Microfilm." Within the cabinets they are arranged by call number.

Because most newspapers are not indexed, the current newspaper collection is intended primarily for pleasure reading. Daily papers are kept for approximately 4 weeks and weeklies for 3 months. Backfiles of The Leader Telegram and New York Times are maintained on microfilm. Currently received print newspapers.

This ultrafiche collection contains books, pamphlets, portions of books, and articles published prior to 1900 which have been identified as essential to the study of American civilization. Materials in this collection are in the online catalog; they are also indexed in the Microbook Library of American Civilization guidebooks, sets of which are in the main stacks (Z1236 .L5 1971), the Reference collection (Ref Z1236 .L5 1971), and adjacent to the fiche cabinets. The ultrafiche are kept in a cabinet labeled "Library of American Civilization" and arranged in numerical order by the LAC number listed in the index. NOTE: A special lens is required to view these items. Please request at the Reference Desk.

Hundreds of popular titles for pleasure reading are located on the wood shelving near the Current Journals on the 2nd floor. These titles are cataloged (accessed through the online catalog) and shelved by call number.