Reserves, Periodicals and Microform

Reserves, Periodicals and Microform is located on the Fourth Floor, East Wing of the Library. 
Phone:  (818) 677-3282

Service Desk Hours

Course Reserves

Course Reserves are instructor-selected materials put on reserve for a specific course. Course Reserve materials include electronic files, library-owned materials (books, CDs, videos) and instructor-supplied materials (copies of articles, books, sample tests, etc.). You may search by instructor or course number to locate Course Reserves for a particular class.

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Periodicals and Newspapers

Current and Electronic Periodicals & Newspapers

The library subscribes to over 45,000 electronic journals, magazines and newspapers, and nearly 1,600 print journals. Recent issues of magazines and journals are shelved in call number order. Back issues of newspapers are retained for several months; retention length differs with each title. Back issues of some newspapers are available on microform.

You can find magazines, journals, serials and newspapers the Library subscribes to by searching the Library Catalog. If you have difficulty finding or obtaining a particular issue or volume, ask for assistance at the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform service desk, or the Reference desk.

Searchable online indexes and full-text access to electronic periodicals are available through resources listed on Databases A-Z. Print indexes to periodical articles, newspaper articles, reviews and other newsprint items are located in the Reference Room and in the ASRS.

Bound Periodicals

Older issues of magazines and journals are bound into volumes and shelved on the fourth floor in call number order. Pre-1990 volumes of most journals are stored in the ASRS. Use the Library Catalog to request stored volumes or ask at the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform service desk for assistance; stored periodicals will be delivered to the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform service desk.

Microform

Almost all microform titles are stored in the ASRS, please ask for assistance at the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform service desk.

To determine if the Library has particular material on microform (microfilm, microcard or microfiche), perform either a subject, title, periodical title or author search in the Library Catalog. If you need assistance finding materials, please visit the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform service desk. Published guides to microformat materials are available in Reserves, Periodicals & Microform, the Reference Room on the first floor of the Library. You can save pdf images of microform pages to your own flash drive, or print paper copies for $.20/page. A change machine is located in the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform wing.