Electronic Databases

FirstSearch Union List of Periodicals

The Union List of Periodicals Database locates magazines, journals, and newspapers in libraries worldwide.

Basic Search

Type the word or phrase you wish to find in the Search for: box. Select an index by clicking the Keyword, Journal Subject, or Title circle below the box, then click on the Search button.

Advanced Search

You can combine terms or limit your search in the advanced search. Use the pull-down menus alongside the Keyword boxes to select specific indexes for your search terms.

Viewing the Search Results

Periodical titles that match your search and the libraries that own these titles will display after the search. Click on an underlined title to view a detailed record containing the dates and volumes held by the library, the frequency of publication, and more.


To print, mark the items you want to print by clicking in the Mark: box and then click on Marked Records at the top left of the screen. Choose to print Detailed or Brief records by clicking the appropriate word at the top of the screen. Click on the Print icon and then click on the Print button at the top f the screen.

This Union List of Periodicals is available by searching the MnLINK Gateway.

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This page was written by Mark Ranum in February, 2003.
This page was updated September 22, 2003.