What are periodicals?

Periodicals are publications issued periodically or at regular (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) intervals. Examples of periodicals include:

  • scholarly or peer-reviewed journals
  • popular magazines
  • trade journals
  • newspapers
See What is a scholarly (or peer-reviewed) journal? for help determining whether a journal is considered a scholarly source.

Most periodicals held by the Library are shelved alphabetically by title.  At the W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) most periodicals are on the Sixth Floor. Current, paperbound issues are kept in the Print Journals area on the North side of the Sixth floor.

Check the catalogue to locate specific periodicals by their titles. To find articles within periodicals, see How to find journal articles.