|Definition of Periodicals
A magazine, journal, or newspaper published on regular intervals, usually more frequently than annually. Each issue contains separate articles, stories, or other writings. (ALA rules)
Magazines and journals -- Periodicals are arranged in alphabetically order by title. Start on the first major word of the title, ignoring the first article, A, An, or The if it is there .
Latest issues are displayed on slanted shelves. Previous issues are stored on the flat shelves below. Older issues, depending on publication frequency and thickness of the issue, are archived in boxes.
Newspapers -- Current issues are placed on poles on the newspaper stand located on the left side of Starbucks Coffee (facing the front of Starbucks). Older newspapers are stored in trays. Ask at the Service Desk.
Print paper periodicals can be checked out for one week with no renewal. Any user with a valid photo identification, according to Sinclair Library circulation rules, can check out a maximum of 5 issues.
Periodicals in microfiche or microfilm format do not circulate.