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Periodicals, unlike books, are sources that are published at regular intervals. Think of a magazine or a newspaper when you think of an example of a periodical.

A type of periodical that is particularly relevant for college work is a journal. A journal is a periodical like a magazine, in that a new issue is published every month or quarter, but the articles that appear in journals are scholarly and are related to a particular subject of academic study. You may also hear journals referred to as "peer-reviewed."

Periodicals are shelved in alphabetical order in the Periodical Stacks. Current issues are on display and cannot be checked out. Older issues are in the stacks and can be checked out for 1 week.

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