Q. Can magazines and journals be checked out?
A. Back issues of all periodicals can be checked out. Current issues of some magazines are kept in binders and stay in the library, but most magazines can be checked out right away.
Q. How long do they go out for?
A. Magazines and journals go out for four weeks.
Q. How can I tell what years you have of each magazine?
A.Go to the "By title" tab of this Libguide (above). Find the magazine you are interested in and click the title. This will take you to the library catalog record, which will tell you which library carries that magazine, how many years are available, and the dates of the latest issues received.
Q. If a certain magazine is not at my closest Madison College library, can I order it?
A. Absolutely! Simply ask your friendly Madison College librarian or fill out this request form.
Q. How can I find out if a magazine is available in a database?
A. On the Libraries' home page, click on the "Databases" tab there in the upper middle of the page. Click on "Find Journals by Title" and enter the magazine title in the search box at the top. You will get a page that lists all the databases in which that journal appears. Questions? Ask us!
Q. Why don't you carry my favorite magazine?
A. Probably because we don't know what it is. Send our periodicals librarian an email and let her know what you're thinking...
Q. What's the difference between a journal and a magazine?
A. Typically, journals are academic in nature and magazines more popular culture-based, but both fall under the broader category of "periodicals."
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