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Welcome to Finding Periodicals

WELCOME! This guide will help you find periodicals in Alkek Library or online. It will also tell you where to go for help if you need it.

 Alkek has a great print and online periodical collection for your research needs. We also have plenty of popular magazines and newspapers for your reading pleasure, available on the 3rd floor. Please join us at the library to study and to relax.


What is a Periodical?

A periodical is a magazine, journal, newspaper, or similar item that comes out periodically, i.e. daily, once a week, month, etc.

Periodicals may be available in print, online, or in microfilm or microfiche.

To find a particular title, use the periodical list. Click here for guidance.


Can I check out periodicals?

Most periodicals cannot be checked out.

Exceptions are sometimes made for older bound periodicals, with special permission from a librarian.


A few of our current titles


Leisure reading area-3rd floor

Research Guide

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Kay Hetherly
Alkek Library, room 213
Texas State University - San Marcos

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Specialized Collections Librarian

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Rory Elliott

Albert B. Alkek Library
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-8877
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