Periodicals Collection

Fill-in-the-gap exercise

Fill in the gaps with appropriate words. List of words are provided above this exercise. If necessary, you may go back to the activities page to revisit the information provided in Steps 1 and 2.

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Periodicals are publications that are published at intervals and generally intended to be continued indefinitely, such as, professional journals, newspapers, and magazines.

Periodicals collection at Cal State L.A. library are organized using , which is available in both a format and databases. Both index formats are searchable by subject, author, title, or publication's title. In addition, most libraries broadly arrange periodicals in two main areas: the periodicals located on magazine-type racks, and the older issues would be bound into volumes.

When reading the library record for a periodical title, always check for the received issue to make sure that the library carries the title you want.