Barbara Klug, Periodicals Assistant, (651) 690-6654
Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Location: St. Paul Library, Lower Level, Room 065
What does the Periodicals department do?
The Periodicals department is responsible for processing, checking-in, and claiming periodical materials and getting them out to the shelf as soon as possible.
How many Periodical titles does the Library have?
Between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, the collection includes over 2000 different periodical titles in paper, microfiche, microfilm and electronic formats.
How do I find out whether or not St. Kates receives a particular title?
- CLICnet: Patrons can search periodical titles on CLICnet. Here they can also find the library's holdings for that title and the most recent issue we have received. You can also find out what periodicals are owned by other CLIC libraries. Note: St. Kate's patrons DO NOT share access privileges to periodicals owned online by other institutions.
- Journals A to Z: A combined list of periodicals which are available in the St. Kate's Libraries in print or microform or to which the Libraries have online, full-text access. Print titles include paper, microfiche, and microfilm formats. Journals A to Z is fairly definitive for online, full-text titles because the data comes directly from the database providers.
Where are the actual periodicals located?
All print periodical are shelved alphabetically by title. On the St. Paul campus, current years (2003 and newer) are located in the Reference area, and those 2002 and older are on the lower level. On the Minneapolis campus, issues in the most recent year are closest to the entrance, and all previous years are in the stacks area.
Can I check-out a periodical to take home?
Sorry, no. All of the periodicals must remain in the Library. The Library does have copiers that patrons can use to copy articles (copiers cost 10 cents per page). We also suggest a search of Journals A to Z, in case St. Kate's has online access to the journal title.
How do I search the electronic databases?
You can search the electronic databases to find periodical articles by going to the Articles and Databases section of the Library's home page. Please check with a Reference Librarian if you have any questions about searching these databases.