What are Magazines/Periodicals?
Periodicals, journals, or magazines are publications issued at regular intervals which contain articles providing general information, commentary, and/or reports of research studies. The scope, frequency, and intellectual level of periodicals vary from popular magazines such as Good Housekeeping to specialized scholarly journals such as the Journal of American History.
How do magazines differ from journals?
At some time, one of your professors will ask you to find articles out of a professional, scholarly or peer-reviewed journal or periodical. Having never known that there was a difference between magazines and journals/periodicals, you're not quite sure what to do, or how to find the specified resource.
How do I find articles on my subject?
Huie Library maintains a number of electronic resources and databases for our students and faculty. Our Databases and Electronic Resources web page to facilitate easier access to these electronic resources. Researchers may browse our resources by discipline, by category, or alphabetically. Features throughout the site assist in research such as our most frequently used resources listed under ‘Top Picks,’ an expandable legend to describe the icons next to each resource, and a catalog search box to find the library’s holdings.
How do I find the periodical if I know Huie Library has it?
Use the Electronic Journal Search to find journals by title or subject. Beside each title is coverage information. Click on the web link and you will be taken to an Internet resource that will provide this article in fulltext. If you are uncertain of where to begin, ask for help at the Reference Desk.
What if I need a periodical Huie Library doesn't have?
Huie Library can obtain articles and books not held in our collection from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Ask at the Reference Desk for information about this service.
What if I have problems?
Always ask for assistance at the Reference Desk when you have problems.