Current serials and newspapers are located on the 1st floor, Ocean Side in the UCSB Library. Here you will find current issues of most journals, magazines, and newspapers that we receive in print format. Current issues of many of our journals are online only, and others are housed in special locations such as the Art & Architecture Collection and the East Asian Collection, so it is important to check the library catalog.
Current Journals and Magazines
Current journals and magazines are shelved in call number order. Use the "journal titles" search option in the catalog to find call numbers for specific titles.
Check the library catalog or the list of electronic journals to locate current issues for online journals.
Back issues of journals and magazines are bound and shelved by call number in the library stacks. See the library catalog for complete holdings, call numbers, and location information.
Newspapers are shelved in alphabetical order in the current serials area.
We have online access to newspapers through many different subscription databases. See our subject guide for more information
Back issues of selected newspapers are kept on microfilm. See the library catalog for complete holdings, call numbers, and location information.
Finding Articles on Specific Topics
To find articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers on a specific topic, use an article databases. To determine which database to use, try: