Mary and Jeff Bell Library

Continuing Resources and Discovery Services

The Continuing Resources and Discovery Services 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.
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 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 scanners.
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 Continuing Resources and Discovery Services Office is located in Library room 112.
Additional periodical titles are made available electronically through full-text databases and online. These titles as well as many helpful online periodicals indexes can be accessed through the library’s website.
A comprehensive listing of the periodical titles available from the Library in all formats can be found using Find Journals. 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 Derrik Hiatt at, (361)825-2355.
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