Answered By: Reference Staff Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018 Views: 2955
Current periodicals represent the most recent issue(s) of a particular journal. These journals must be read in the Library only.
Most journals have several issues to a volume (a volume usually spans one year's worth of publications of that journal). Therefore, journals that come out monthly will have 12 issues in a volume, whereas journals that come out quarterly will have four issues to a volume, etc.
Once a volume is no longer current, the Library will gather up the issues in that volume and bind them together into a single book.
These are the bound periodicals, which are then placed on the shelves on the 1st floor at the south end of the building (organized alphabetically by title). The current issues for each title are placed in a holder next to the bound volumes for that title.
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