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Periodicals – by any other name

Periodicals – that “library” word for a title which is published at different intervals – daily, weekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, annually, etc. The word “periodicals” is often used interchangeably with magazines or journals or newspapers, which actually denote different periodical tools for different audiences.

At GRCC, your instructor will often assign you to read periodicals of one kind or another, depending on the class, the assignment, and/or to introduce you to the peer-reviewed professional literature in your chosen field. Take a look at the periodicals in your field by viewing the [Periodicals] tab on your department’s [Subject Guide]. And, if you want to know more about periodicals in general, see the [Periodicals Subject Guide].

GRCC’s Library has about 400 current print subscriptions to periodicals shelved on the Library’s second floor – but, as you can imagine – we have over 40,000 online subscriptions! Use [eJournal List] to determine which periodicals we get online, and which database they can be found. Use your last name and 7-digit Raider number to access eJournals from off-campus.

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Journal Alert Services

Journal alert services let you know when a new issue of a full-text publication is available. Most database vendors offer an alert service. GRCC’s Library subscribes to several EBSCO databases which offer journal alerts, including:

Share icon imageLogin to your database,  and then sign-in to your [My EBSCO] account.  Click the [Publications] link at the top of the page, and select a full-text journal for which you want to receive alerts. Click the [Share] icon, and follow screen prompts to create your journal alert. Each time a new issue of your journal is available, you will receive an email with direct links to the articles in the new issue.

For more information and step-by-step instructions, visit the EBSCO Journal Alerts page.  Contact a librarian if you have questions or need help in connecting to your favorite journals.

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Nursing Outlook

We have a free trial for Nursing Outlook.  Try it and and post your comments here for us or let us know off-blog.

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