News, Newspaper, & Magazine Resources

Featured Online Resources

Boston Globe

1980-current. Full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.


Chelmsford Independent

Full-text content of weekly newspaper of Chelmsford, Massachusetts (published every Thursday). Paid advertisements are excluded. [12/8/2005-Current]

Chelmsford newspapers available on microfilm: Chelmsford Independent 1986-present; Chelmsford Newsweekly 1940-1993


Chelmsford Newspapers Obituary Search

A PDF index to the obituaries listed in the Chelmsford Newsweekly (6/20/1940 – 8/26/1993) and the Chelmsford Independent (1/2/1986 – present). When you locate the correct obituary, you can use the newspaper name, date, and page number to look up the obituary text on our microfilm records, or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x1211 (with the obituary citation information) and we can email you the obituary.

Note: Obituaries not in this archive may have appeared in the Lowell Sun newspaper, which is available on microfilm at Lowell’s Pollard Memorial Library. You can also contact the Lowell Sun’s obituary department at obituaries@lowellsun.com or 978-970-4652.


Expanded Academic ASAP

Collection of scholarly journals and general interest titles that covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.
 


General OneFile

Our largest general-interest periodical resource allows you to find the information you want quickly, with intuitive searching that ensures you tap into quality sources.
 


Global Issues in Context

Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search with a global perspective.


InfoTrac Newsstand

Full-text newspaper article search by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields, to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world


InfoTrac Student Edition

Periodicals database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.
 


Lowell Sun

Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. [10/14/2001 – Current]


New York Times

Full-text articles for The New York Times, including The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Magazine. (2000 to current).
 


Overdrive Magazines

Full-color and full-page layout access to popular magazines, just as if you were holding them. These magazines have no wait lists or holds and do not count towards checkout limits.


 

Magazine & Newspaper Holdings (Print & Electronic)

For downloadable magazines, check MVLC’s Overdrive catalog for the complete list.

Title Frequency Source1 Print Holdings2 Location3 Electronic
AARP Bi-Monthly Gift Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
 
Advocate Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room  
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
American Ancestors quarterly Direct current only Local History Room
American History Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
American Libraries Monthly Direct current only Ask at Reference Desk
American Philatelist Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Analog Science Fiction & Fact Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Architectural Digest Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Art & Antiques Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Art in America Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Arthritis Today Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Artnews Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Ask irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Astronomy Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Atlantic Monthly Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Aviation Week & Space Technology weekly Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room
Backpacker Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Banker & Tradesman weekly Ebsco 1 year Ask at Reference Desk
Barron’s weekly Ebsco current only Newspaper Room; Reference Ask at Reference Desk
Believer Bi-weekly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Better Homes & Gardens Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Better Homes & Gardens Wood Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Bicycling Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Bloomberg Businessweek weekly Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room
Bon Appetit Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Book Links Bi-Monthly Gift current only Ask at Reference Desk
Booklist irregular Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
Boston Business Journal weekly Ebsco 1 month Newspaper Room
Boston Consumer Checkbook quarterly Direct current only Reference Desk Library Use Only
Boston Globe daily Ebsco current only; last 2 months + microfilm: 1985-2004
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1 week
Newspaper Room; Reference
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MacKay Branch
In Library
At Home
Boston Globe Magazine Weekly Gift Last 6 months Periodicals Roomh  
Boston Herald daily Ebsco 1 week Newspaper Room  
Boston Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Boy’s Life Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Cape Cod Life irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Car and Driver Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Catster (formerly Cat Fancy) Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Chelmsford Newsweekly weekly n/a microfilm: 1940-1993 Reference
Chirp Bi-monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
ChopChop Magazine quarterly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Click irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Cnet Magazine         Free online only
Cobblestone irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Coins Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Commonwealth quarterly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Computers in Libraries (formerly Small Computers in Libraries) irregular Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
Consumer Reports irregular Ebsco Last 12 months; last 7 years
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room; Reference
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MacKay Branch
In Library & At Home Access
Consumer Reports Buying Guide annually Ebsco current; last 7 years
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current only
Periodicals Room; Reference
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MacKay Branch
In Library & At Home Access
Cosmopolitan Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Country Living irregular Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
CQ Researcher weekly Direct current only Ask at Reference Desk
Cricket irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Cross Country Skier irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Curriculum Connection (comes with School Library Journal) bi-annually Ebsco current only Ask at Children’s Desk
Cycle World Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Dance Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Diabetic Living Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Discover irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Do It Yourself Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Down East Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Dwell Magazine irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Eagle Independent (formerly Chelmsford Independent) weekly Direct current only; last three years + microfilm: 1986-
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1 week
Newspaper Room; Reference
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MacKay Branch
Online Access
Early American Life (formerly Early American Homes) irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Eating Well (formerly Cooking Light) Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Economist weekly Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room
Entertainment Weekly weekly Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room
Entrepreneur Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Esquire irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Everton’s Genealogical Helper Bi-Monthly 11/03-7/09 (discontinued) Local History Room
Experience Life Monthly Gift Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
 
Faces irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Family Handyman irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Family Tree Magazine Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room;
Local History Room
Field & Stream Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Fine Woodworking irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Flying Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Food Network Magazine Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Forbes bi-weekly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Fortune irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Fun for Kidz (formerly Hopscotch) Bi-Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Golf Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Good Housekeeping Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Overdrive
GQ: Gentlemen’s Quarterly Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Harper’s Bazaar irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Harper’s Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Health irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Hemmings Motor News Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
HGTV Magazine irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Highlights for Children Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Horn Book Guide bi-annually Ebsco current only Ask at Childrens Desk
Horn Book Magazine Bi-Monthly Ebsco current only Ask at Childrens Desk
Horticulture irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
House Beautiful irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Humpty Dumpty Bi-Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Inc. irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Instyle irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Internet Genealogy Bi-monthly Ebsco current only; Periodicals Room;
Local History Room
Investor’s Business Daily irregular Ebsco 1 week Newspaper Room
Jack & Jill Bi-Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Kirkus Review Bi-Monthly Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
Knit Simple (formerly Family Circle Easy Knitting) Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months MacKay Branch
Ladybug irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Library Journal irregular Ebsco 1/00- Ask at Reference Desk
Linn’s Stamp News (formerly Scott Stamp Monthly) Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Lowell Sun daily Ebsco current only; last 6 months
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1 week
Newspaper Room; Reference
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MacKay Branch
In Library & At Home
MacLeans Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
MAD Bi-Monthly Ebsco current only Young Adult
Make: Technology on Your Time Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Marie Claire Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Martha Stewart Living Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Massachusetts Wildlife quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Men’s Health irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Merrimack Valley Magazine Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Military History Matters Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Model Airplane News Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Model Railroader Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Morningstar ETF Investor Monthly Direct current only Ask at Reference Desk
Mother Earth News Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Mother Jones Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Motor Trend Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Muse
(Formerly Odyssey)
irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Mystery Scene Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
NADA Official Older Used Car Guide irregular Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
NADA Official Used Car Guide Monthly Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
National Geographic Monthly Ebsco 1911- Periodicals Room
National Geographic Kids (formerly National Geographic World) irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
National Geographic Traveler irregular Ebsco Last 12 months
(discontinued 12/2019)
Periodicals Room
National Review irregular Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room
National Wildlife Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
New England Ancestors quarterly Direct 2004- Local History Room
New England Historical and Genealogical Register quarterly Direct 2004- Local History Room
New Moon Girls Bi-Monthly Ebsco current only Children’s
New York irregular Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
New York Review of Books irregular Ebsco current only Newspaper Room
New York Times daily Ebsco current only; last 2 months (Andover 1875-) Newspaper Room; Reference In Library & At Home
New York Times Book Review weekly Ebsco current only Newspaper Room  
New York Times Magazine weekly Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room  
New York Times Style Magzine Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Roomh  
New Yorker irregular Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room
News for You Monthly Gift current only Newspaper Room  
O: the Oprah Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Overdrive
Old House Journal Irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Otaku USA Bi-Monthly Ebsco current only Young Adult
Out Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Outdoor Photographer Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Outside Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Owl irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Parents Magazine Monthly Ebsco current only Parents (Children’s Room)
PC Gamer irregular Ebsco current only Young Adult Overdrive
People weekly Ebsco Last 6 months
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Last 6 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Poetry Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Popular Mechanics Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Popular Science Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Prevention Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Overdrive
Psychology Today Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Publisher’s Weekly weekly Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
QST Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Quality Progess Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Quiltmaker Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Ranger Rick Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Ranger Rick Jr Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Reader’s Digest irregular Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Overdrive
Reader’s Digest – Large Print irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Real Simple Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Reason Magazine irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Reminisce Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
RetroFan Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Road & Track Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Rolling Stone Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Runner’s World Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Saturday Evening Post Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
School Library Journal Monthly Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
Science News bi-weekly Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room
Scientific American Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Sea Power Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Share International Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Skeptical Inquirer Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Sky & Telescope irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Smithsonian irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Southern Living irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Spider irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Sports Illustrated irregular Ebsco Last 6 months Periodicals Room  
Sports Illustrated for Kids Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Sun Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Sunset Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Taunton’s Fine Homebuilding irregular Ebsco
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Gift
Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Thrasher Monthly Ebsco current only Young Adult
Time irregular Ebsco Last 6 months
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Last 6 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Town & Country irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Trains Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Us Weekly weekly Ebsco Last 6 months
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Last 6 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
Overdrive
USA Today daily Ebsco 1 week Newspaper Room
Utne Reader Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
ValueLine Weekly Direct current only Ask at Reference Desk
ValueLine Mutual Fund Advisor Monthly Direct current only Ask at Reference Desk
Vanity Fair Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Victoria Bi-monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Vogue Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Bi-Monthly Ebsco current only Ask at Reference Desk
Wall St. Journal irregular Ebsco current only; last 2 months (Andover 1978-) Newspaper Room; Reference
WebMD irregular Gift Last 12 months
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Last 12 months
Periodicals Room
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MacKay Branch
website
Wired Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Woman’s Day irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Women’s Health Irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room Overdrive
Working Mother irregular Ebsco current only Parents (Children’s Room)
Writer Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Writer’s Digest irregular Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
WSJ Magazine Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Yankee Bi-Monthly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Young Children Bi-Monthly Gift current only Children’s
Young Rider Bi-Monthly Ebsco last 2 years Children’s
Zoetrope Quarterly Ebsco Last 12 months Periodicals Room
Zoobooks irregular Ebsco last 2 years Children’s


Note 1: Meaning of “Source” codes

  • Ebsco: purchased through our periodicals vendor (Ebsco), and comes regularly based on frequency
  • Direct: purchased directly from source, and comes regularly based on frequency
  • Gift: donated by patron or organization, and therefore may be sporadic or often missing

Note 2: Holdings

  • Unless specifically specified as “microfiche” or “microfilm,” the periodicals listed are available in print format. Microfiche and microfilm are kept in the Reference area on the Lower Level. In addition, many of these titles are also available electronically, through the Library’s database subscriptions.
  • “Current only” means we keep as far back as we have room for, so actual collection will depend on whether the title is published, weekly, monthly, etc.
  • Electronic versions vary based on time of subscription

Note 3: Location

  • Unless specifically specified as “MacKay Branch,” the periodicals listed are available in the Main Branch. If copies exist in both, then one will be listed as “Main Branch” and one will be listed as “MacKay Branch.”

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