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     Journals and magazines are located on the 3rd floor of the Library in the Periodicals area. We have nearly 400 titles in print covering a variety of topics to assist you in your research. Journals may not be checked out of the Library, but there are photocopiers on all three floors for your use. Copies cost 5 cents per page. Older issues of journals and newspapers are on microform. We have a microform reader that can be used to read journal articles, or print hard copies from the microform.  

Listing of print and microform magazines,
     journals, and newspapers.

Magazines & Newspapers FAQ's.

 

     The Periodicals Department can also help you locate and obtain articles from magazines, journals and newspapers unavailable in the Library or online.


Magazines and Newspapers FAQ's

  1. How do I find magazines/journals/newspapers in the library?

  2. Where can I check out magazines/newspapers?

  3. Why wouldn't particular issues of a magazine/newspaper be on the shelf?

  4. What if the magazine/newspaper issue is older than the ones on the shelf?

  5. What if I found a great article from my computer search and you do not carry the magazine/journal?

  6. With so much available online, what are the advantages to using print copies of periodicals?


1. How do I find magazines/journals/newspapers in the library?

All print and microform periodicals (magazines, journals, and newspapers) are located on the 3rd floor of the Library. They are in alphabetical order by title on the shelves. Lists of the magazines and newspapers the library owns are available online.

You can also search the library's online catalog, CSLINK, for a particular title. The E-Journal Finder is available to determine which databases contain the full-text for particular periodicals.

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2. Where can I check out magazines/newspapers?

Magazines, journals, and newspapers are for use in the library only and cannot be checked out. There are copy machines on all floors of the library for your use. Copies cost 5 cents per page.

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3. Why wouldn't particular issues of a magazine/newspaper be on the shelf?

  1. The issue may not have been received yet (check the online catalog).

  2. Someone may be looking at the issue you are searching for.

  3. The issue may be waiting to be reshelved.

  4. Despite security precautions, some issues get stolen.

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4. What if the magazine/newspaper issue is older than the ones on the shelf?

The Library has back issues of many magazines, journals, and newspapers on microfilm or microfiche, located on the 3rd floor. A microform reader will allow you to make copies of articles from the microfilm or microfiche.

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5. What if I found a great article from my computer search and you do not carry the  
    magazine/journal?

Check the E-Journal finder first to determine if the periodical is available full-text in a database. If it is not, librarians can check its availability for you at another OhioLINK institution or another Columbus- area library. Ask at the Periodicals desk for more information.

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6. With so much available online, what are the advantages to using print copies of periodicals?

If you havenít yet decided on a research topic, browsing through print copies of journals in your field of study allows you to explore subject matter that might give you an idea for your essay. In addition, learning the names of leading professionals in your field and keeping up-to-date on issues and developments in your field can be valuable information when interviewing for a job.

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