The periodicals collection includes both electronic and print journals, magazines, and newspapers. We recommend taking both formats into consideration when you are conducting your research. Although the library favors providing online access to electronic journals whenever possible, some notable journals may delay online access to new content for a year or more, making print subscriptions more valuable for current, up-to-date research.
Thousands of electronic titles have been made available through our database subscriptions. Each department has also taken the opportunity to identify select print and electronic titles of core significance to supplement the collection. The ultimate result is an extensive collection that aims to satisfy the research needs of the campus community.
You may find articles relevant to your research via Search@UW or by searching one of the library's many databases. If you know the title of the journal you are looking for, we recommend browsing the Journals A-Z list to learn whether or not the library maintains access to that title.
Print titles are available on the Garden Level by the elevator, shelved by journal title. Articles may be scanned to PDF using one of the scanners connected to a desktop on the First Floor.
Remember: You should never have to pay for access to an article. If we do not have the title or issue that you need, the article may be requested from another library via Interlibrary Loan.
A number of current general interest titles are kept along the wall in the Fireside Lounge area on the First Floor, near the Popular Reading collection. Older issues may typically be found with the rest of the Periodicals collection on the Garden Level. Some of the titles you will find in the browsing area include: