The Periodicals Department of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library
at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi maintains, provides
access to, and assists library patrons in using all of the
periodical resources to which the library subscribes. The
library currently subscribes to over 80,000 periodicals
in print, microform, and electronic formats.
Periodicals Department staff check-in each newly arrived
periodicals issue and make it available to patrons, usually
the same day that it arrives. When the most recent year's
volume of a periodical is complete, we make arrangements
for many of them to be sent to the bindery, where they will
be bound into a hard cover to facilitate ease of use and
to better preserve them. Other periodicals to which the
library subscribes are preserved in microform. The print
version of these titles are generally not bound but are
offered to other libraries through a periodicals exchange
program when the microform version arrives. The Department
also maintains additional serial resources in microform,
such as ERIC Documents, the Library of American Civilization,
the American Periodical Series, the History of Women, and
the Little Magazine Series. The student assistants' primary
responsibility is to assist library patrons to find print
and microform periodicals and to assist library patrons
in the use of microform reader-printers and copiers.
Print periodicals are located in the Periodicals stacks on the first floor of the library. Microform periodicals are located near the Periodicals stacks just outside Library room 120, the super quiet study area. We offer a popular reading section of current, general interest titles that can be found at the front of the library, in the atrium area. This section includes over 150 magazines and more than 25 newspapers. The Periodicals Office is located in Library room 112.
Additional periodical titles are made available electronically
databases and online. These titles as well as many helpful
online periodicals indexes can be accessed using the research
workstations in the Reference Department.
A comprehensive listing of the periodical titles available
from the Library in all formats can be found using
The list is searchable by title
or by subject. Print and microform holdings can also be
searched in Portal.
We invite questions and/or comments and look forward to
hearing from you. Contact Christine Shupala at firstname.lastname@example.org, (361)825-2644.
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