What is a periodical?

A periodical is a publication that is published in regular intervals. Journals, magazines, and newspapers are all periodicals.

The Library at Saint Joseph's University provide access to thousands of periodicals:

  •  ~27,000 in electronic format: referred to as e-journals
  •  ~  2,400 in print
  •  ~     500 in microform (film or fiche)

Locate the full-text of journal articles (or other periodicals) :


E-Journal Locator Print list Request an ILL Detailed Graphic


For help with periodicals, contact a Reference Librarian.



Last revision / review: December 22, 2013
Kristine Mudrick
Associate Director for Resources Management
Saint Joseph's University

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