Student Resources


General Information

  • The Periodicals Collection is located on the third floor of the Library.
  • As a rule, items in the collection do not circulate.
  • The print copies of journals, magazines and newspapers are available via open stacks during regular library hours.

Periodicals Arrangement

The print collection in its entirety and much of the microform collection are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification system. To locate a specific periodical title use the UNF Library catalog to identify its call number.

Many of the resources in the periodicals section can be retrieved electronically using the library's databases, however many of these databases abbreviate medical journal names as well as general journals.


The print newspaper collection consists of daily papers from major United States metropolitan areas, the Times (London) for international news and the El Nuevo Herald in Spanish. Current newspapers are arranged alphabetically by title in the Newspaper Reading Area. To check for older issues, use the UNF catalog or ask for assistance at the Periodicals Service Desk.

The Library has the full text of thousands of newspapers through electronic research databases. 

Historical Newspapers Online

Microform Materials

Microformat materials are located in cabinets to the right of the Periodicals Service Desk. Microform materials are divided into two separately housed collections: the microfilm collection (on film reels) and the microfiche collection (on card size film). Both formats include backfiles of periodicals, government documents, and large research collections.

Guides for specific microformat collections are located in the Microformat Room.