LIBRARY DEPARTMENTS
   
PERIODICALS AND US GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS DEPARTMENT
Library,  Second Floor
201-200-3518
Periodicals Librarian:
201-200-3470

SERVICES
Services available from the library staff at the Periodicals Desk on the 2nd floor include:

  • Locating specific issues of journals or magazines through the Periodicals List A-Z
  • Help in using photocopiers and microform reader-printers
  • Limited assistance using the PC workstations & networked printers
  • DVDs and VHS tapes are also located in this area and can be borrowed from this desk (click here for details)
  • Help locating selected U.S. Government Document titles available in the collection.
COLLECTION
Today, the Guarini Library subscribes to fewer than 200 periodical titles in print format.  However, thousands of electronic journal titles are available through the library’s subscription databasesand the Periodicals List A-Z.  

Back files of many of our periodical titles are not always available retrospectively in electronic full text format. The Periodicals Department maintains access to our print back files of older issues of many periodicals arranged alphabetically by title and date on open stacks in bound volumes and loose issues. Microform back files of periodicals are similarly arranged in large metal filing cabinets near the reader-printers. Current issues of selected magazines, journals and newspapers are received daily and available for use in the Periodicals browsing area.

At present, please note that periodicals titles are listed in OSCAR, but specific holdings can be found in the Periodicals List A-Z (http://www.njcu.edu/guarini/pdrlist.htm) .The key to the subject content of periodicals is the vast array of library subscription databases, and retrospective indexes and abstracts located in the Reference Department.  Consult these for exact citations before going to Periodicals.



U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
Library, Second Floor
Documents Librarian
201-200-3470

The US Government is one of the most prolific publishers in the world and the Congressman Frank J. Guarini  Library has been designated  since 1963 as a selective depository for these publications. The Library chooses from various categories of Federal Documents those that support and supplement the University’s curriculum, e.g. the Census reports. The major access point to this vast wealth of information is the Catalog of Government Publications, now available online for easier searching.

Many of the U.S. Government Documents are now published as electronic publications and are cataloged in OSCAR. Select the “Online” library option in OSCAR to search for these publications.

Our library also maintains a large file of ERIC documents on microfiche cards dating from 1966 to 2004. This collection is indexed by the ERIC database (http://eric.ed.gov/) .

Government publications are authoritative, up-to-date and, for some disciplines, absolutely essential sources of information. We urge everybody to become familiar with these useful publications!


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