Periodicals: General Information
Locations (Periodicals are shelved by title):
- Current Issues/Volumes — 2nd Floor — CURRENT PERIODICALS AREA
- Bound Volumes/Back Issues — 1st Floor — BOUND PERIODICALS AREA
- Microfilm/Microfiche — 1st Floor — MICROFORMS AREA
The most Current Issues/Volumes are on the 2nd Floor in the Current Periodicals Area. On the 2nd Floor, the latest issue is on display; previous issues are shelved underneath the display shelf. The libraries' collection of current newspapers and oversized periodicals can be found in the center area of the 2nd floor.
Bound Volumes/Back Issues are shelved at the back of the 1st Floor in the Bound Periodicals Area. For your convenience, the library keeps paper copies of the most recent 1 years of titles replaced by microfilm or microfiche or available online. The library also keeps the past 5 years of all JSTOR and Project Muse titles that the Libraries subscribe to in paper.
Bound periodicals can now be checked out at the Periodicals Service Desk. UE students, staff, alumni and public patrons can check out a bound periodical for 24-hours. Faculty and administrators can check out a bound periodical for 21 days.
Microfilm/Microfiche is a low-cost, compact means of storing highly-used or hard-to-preserve periodicals. These are shelved in cabinets in the Microforms Area on the 1st Floor near the Periodicals Service Desk. Copies are ten cents per page. Ask for assistance at the Periodicals Service Desk.
UE Libraries is happy to offer you a bit of help getting the in-house articles you need. Separate from Interlibrary Loan, the Document Delivery Service will email you copies of articles found in our print collection. Fill out the form as completely as possible and we'll send you a copy of the article in an email attachment.
Please note: response time may vary depending on the day of the week and health status of periodicals department personnel.
Periodical Lists (once you have article references):
UE Libraries do not subscribe to all of the periodicals referred to in libraries' collection of databases available online. To confirm that the libraries offers access to a particular journal consult:
- ACE -- the online catalog contains the most complete and accurate information regarding the Libraries' periodicals.
- UE Libraries Journal List- all of the full text journal titles that UE Libraries owns or has access to through various online databases are alphabetically listed here.
For Periodicals NOT Owned by the UE Libraries:
The various indexes will often cite articles not owned by the UE Libraries. For UE Students and Faculty, the Libraries will obtain copies of articles (and books as well) from other libraries. This Interlibrary Loan service is available at the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor, and the articles are usually received in 7 to 10 days. There is no charge for the service, and you do NOT have to know what other library has a certain publication before ordering. Sorry, this service is not available to non-UE patrons.
Videos, DVDs and CDs
The Libraries' collection of videos, DVDs and CDS is housed on the first floor in closed stacks. For assistance, please go to the Periodicals Service Desk. Students, staff, administrators and faculty may check videos and DVDs for 21 days. Faculty and administrators may check out CDs for 112 days while students and staff can have CDs for 21 days. Alumni and public patrons may check videos, DVDs and CDS out for 24 hours. Videos, DVDs and CDS may also be placed on reserve by faculty. TV/VCR, TV/DVD and CD players are available in the Periodicals Department for listening/viewing in the library.
Use Policy and Nature of the Periodicals Collection
The UE Libraries' collection of periodicals is intended to support the research and educational needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Evansville. For the most part, the publications are curriculum-based, academically-oriented, scholarly, professional, and/or trade journals. The general public is welcome to use any material from the Periodicals Collection within the library.
The University provides access to the self-help FAX machine located on the Periodicals Service Desk on the first floor of the Library. The exclusive purpose of the service is to send and to receive FAX's associated with the business and curricular mission of the University. Use of the equipment is restricted to University faculty, students, administrators, and staff. Long distance charges associated with this service are the responsibility of the user. University-issued long distance authorization codes or personal calling cards are required. Contact the Periodicals Service Desk at 488-2484 for further information.
One photocopier is available on the first floor of the library near the Periodicals Service Desk. Copies are 10 cents each and the copier accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, $1, $2, and $5 bills. Please note that all change is returned in coins. Change is not available at the Periodicals Service Desk. Academic-department access codes are accepted by both copiers on the first floor.
Please contact the Periodicals Service Desk (488-2484) located on the first floor of the library if you have any comments or questions regarding any of the services provided by the Periodicals Department.