Answered By: Library Desk
Last Updated: 31 May 2017     Views: 86

Print journals cannot be borrowed but can be photocopied within copyright rules.  They are interfiled with the books.

  • Search the Library catalogue or UCanFind by journal title to find the call number

1.     Example:

  • Harvard design magazine
  • Call number: NA2300.H352.A1 S1
  • The S…. at the end of the call number indicates it is a journal and below symbol indicates it is a print journal - 


                  2.     Make a note of the call number


  • Check Holdings to determine what issues of the journal the library holds

1.     Example: n.4 (1998)- indicates the first issue received is number 4 and that issues are still being received

2.     Example: v.11:no.1 (1991)- v.17:no.4 (1997) indicates the Library only holds 1991- 1997 issues of this         journal

  • If the journal is still being received Latest Rec'd shows the latest issue received in the Library
  • To locate the journal on the shelf -  

1.     Determine on which level it is housed – How do I find books or DVDs

2.     Use the call number to find the journal –

NA…… first line in alphabetical order

2300… as a whole number

.H352find the letter first, then read as a decimal point eg .352 comes before .

.A1……..find the letter first, then read as a decimal point

S1……….find the letter first, then read as a whole number eg S1 comes before S12

  • Issues are usually bound into volumes.  Browse the volumes on the shelf to find which one you want and then find the issue within the volume 

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