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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014     Views: 32

Periodicals are published works that appears in a new edition on a regular schedule. Examples are newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.

Current magazines and journals - typically meaning those published within the last year - are kept on browsing shelves near the circulation desk and are arranged alphabetically by title. Current newspapers are kept in seperate shelving near the magazines and journals and are kept for a much shorter period of time.

Older magazines and journals are frequently bound into book form and shelved on the first floor of the library. Again, though, they are shelved alphabetically by title.

Periodicals do not circulate.

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