The Periodicals unit provides access to current magazines, journals, newspapers, and the online public access catalog and online databases. Back-issues of magazines, journals, and newspapers are available in bound and microfilm formats and databases.

The Periodicals unit is also responsible for collection management activities that include selection, de-selection, ordering, receiving, and claiming of periodicals and microfilm subscriptions and online serials check-in of periodicals using ExLibris Voyager Acquisition’s Module.

Location

The Periodicals unit is located in the third corridor on the first floor level of the Paul G. Blazer Library.

Holdings

All periodical holdings information can be accessed using the library’s online public access catalog. The holdings information can also be viewed in the Periodicals unit in two black binders located at the service desk. One binder lists only the current holdings for magazines, journals, and newspapers. The other binder lists all the current, bound, and microfilm holdings. Current periodical holdings can also be accessed via the Journal Finder and the KSU Library Catalog.

Circulation Policy

Paul G. Blazer Library does not allow periodicals to circulate outside of the library. Periodicals cannot be borrowed from the library for any period of time.

Periodicals Service Desk
Fall /Spring/Summer Hours

Monday - Friday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Intercession8:00 am - 5:00 pm
HolidaysClosed

Periodicals Unit Staff

Dantrea Hampton, Periodicals Librarian
502-597-5946

Maurisha Jenkins, Library Assistant I
502-597-6931

Microfilm Machines

Microfilm located on the far right side of the Periodicals unit is held in microfilm cabinets. The film can be accessed freely. However, the film is only to be read in the Periodicals unit. The film does not circulate and cannot be borrowed.

There are 1 microfilm reader/printer and 1 microfilm reader/printer/scanner, which are also located on the far right side of the unit. There is a cost of $0.10 (cents) per print for microfilm machines.

For assistance loading and unloading microfilm machines and locating microfilm please stop by the Periodicals Service Desk.

Print/Photocopies

There is one print/copy center located in Periodicals across from the Service Desk. The cost per print/copy is $0.10 (cents). Kentucky State University students may use their KSU ID card for all of their printing needs. You must be a full-time student to print. Copies only can be made with the use of money.

For Assistance please stop by the Periodicals Service Desk.

Online Public Access Catalog

The Periodicals unit has two computers, which offers access to the online public access catalog and online databases. Printing is also available from these computers.

FAQ

What is a periodical?

Periodicals, also known as serials, are publications that are issued in interval parts on either a regular or an irregular basis. These publications include magazines, journals, and newspapers. Periodicals offer the most concise and up-to-date information on a variety of topics.

For assistance, please ask at the Reference Desk or call 502-597-6857.

 

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