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  • Standish Library
    515 Loudon Road
    Siena College
    Loudonville, NY 12211
    (518) 783-2545

 

Serials

 

Alison Larsen, Serials & Web Resources
(518) 782 - 6765; alarsen@siena.edu

Denise O'Brien, Serials Assistant
(518) 782-6719


The Serials Department manages all the print and online journals in the library's collection. We are located in the Technical Services Office in room 115 on the first floor of the library.

The department's hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Please use the Journal finder for an A-Z Listing of the library's journals.

Periodicals Acquisitions Policy

The Library’s periodical collection consists of both print and electronic subscriptions. Selections of titles for the periodical collection, because of the long-term commitment involved, must rely on other factors in addition to favorable reviews. Preference is given to those titles indexed in printed or electronic sources that are available in the library. Subscription cost is a particularly relevant factor in periodical purchases. The library cannot afford to subscribe to a title in multiple formats.  If a title becomes available in full-text image format from one of the electronic periodical packages available at the library, the print subscription will be considered for cancellation.

Currently, the Standish Library’s electronic periodical subscriptions packages consist of publisher collections (Science Direct, PsychArticles), aggregator collections (ProQuest, Lexis-Nexis, etc.), full text databases (JSTOR,  PsychArticles, Science Direct) and Open Access collections (Directory of Open Access Journals and Highwire).  The Library continues to explore other electronic journal possibilities.

It is recognized that some periodicals (newsletters, popular magazines, trade publications, etc.) have a useful short term function.  These will be acquired as space and budget allow.