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Periodicals, Newspapers, and Microform

Periodicals and Newspapers

Current Print and All Electronic Periodicals & Newspapers

The Library offers access to thousands of electronic journals, newspapers, etc., through OneSearch and the databases, and a small number of print periodical and newspaper subscriptions available in the Learning Commons on the first floor.

Recent issues of print magazines and journals are shelved in the Learning Commons in call number order, and newspapers are shelved by title. You can find magazines, journals, serials and newspapers the Library subscribes to by Browsing Journals in OneSearch. If you have difficulty finding or obtaining a particular issue or volume, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.

Searchable online indexes and full-text access to electronic periodical articles and citation-only access to print periodical articles are available in OneSearch and through resources listed on Databases A-Z. SeeAsk a Librarian for further assistance locating periodicals and newspapers.”

Back Issues of Print Periodicals & Newspapers

Older issues of print magazines and journals are bound into volumes and are stored in the ASRS. To request stored volumes, sign in to OneSearch, navigate to the stored item and click Request, or ask at the Guest Services Desk, located on the main floor, lobby for assistance; stored periodicals will be available at the Guest Services desk for pickup in about 10 minutes.

Back issues of print newspapers are retained for one month. Archives of some newspapers are available on microfilm and can be requested from ASRS via OneSearch to be read and scanned as described below.


Microform titles, including the Los Angeles Daily News and its predecessors, are stored in the ASRS. Please ask for assistance at the Guest Services 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 OneSearch. If you need assistance finding materials, please visit Ask a Librarian for links to both online and in-person reference help.

The University Library has an ST Viewscan machine for viewing and scanning microforms. Scans can be converted to PDF and image files such as TIFF or JPEG and saved to USB or emailed. Scanning is free. In-library printing is available for CSUN students at library workstations or from any computer lab on campus. Sorry, on-campus printing is not available for visitors.

Microform may not be checked out of the library.

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