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Periodicals: About

This LibGuide will show you how to find and use Periodicals in the Library and from home.

Checking Out Periodicals

  • 2 hours

  • Library-use only

  • Student ID required

Library Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday: Closed

Summer Session

Monday - Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM

Friday - Sunday: Closed


What are Periodicals?

Periodicals are materials such as magazines, newspapers, journals, and newsletters that are published at regular intervals. The Library subscribes to a variety of periodicals covering a wide range of topics and interests. The Library carries over 90 titles in print with many more available in full-text through our databases.

Why Use Periodicals?

  • Periodicals cover events more quickly than books.
  • Periodicals contain articles on very specific subjects.
  • Periodicals often describe research in greater detail than books.
  • Periodicals are more likely to cover local events and topics.

Library Department Co-Chair

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Nghiem Thai
Merritt College
Room L-302
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 436-2461