Frequently Asked Questions
Periodicals are titles that are published on a regular and/or continuing basis. Examples include:
- magazines like Time or Newsweek
- newspapers like the Amarillo Globe-News or the Dallas Morning News
- journals like Monthly Labor Review or the Journal of Accountancy
The Periodicals Unit is located on the second floor of the Cornette Library in the northwest corner. Turn right at the top of the front stairs (east wall) and then left at the Current Periodicals stacks. The most recent issue of many popular journals, magazines, and newspapers are temporarily shelved in the Atrium Reading Area on the first floor.
The Periodicals Collection is available for use all hours that the Cornette Library is open. Assistance by the Periodicals staff is available:
|Monday-Thursday||7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.|
|Friday||7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||2:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.|
Hours may vary during the summer and between semesters
There are two steps to finding articles in periodicals -- find out what has been published, then find out what is available in the library.
To find out what has been published, choose an index. Indexes may be subject specific or cover multiple subjects. Indexes are available our Databases A-Z as well as in print. Print indexes are housed in Reference Collection.
Search the index by subject or keyword to find articles pertaining to your subject.
Check the Library's Online Catalog to see if the Library owns the title. When you find the title, make sure that we have received the particular issue cited in the index, and find out which section of Periodicals houses the issue. Is it in Current Periodicals, the Bound Volumes, microfilm, or microfiche? If you have any trouble using the online catalog or interpreting the screens, ask at the Library Services Desk on the first floor.
If the periodical is not available in print, be sure to check the list of online journals as well.
Periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title in three locations: current, bound, and microform. Microfilm and microfiche periodicals are kept on the North wall of the current periodicals section, second floor. Ask for assistance at the Periodicals Desk.
Only WT faculty, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants may check out periodicals. A photocopier, which takes the Buffalo Gold card, is available. You can add money on your card at the Research & Access Desk on the first floor. If you do not have a Buffalo Gold card, please see the Research & Access staff for assistance.