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Learn how to find a specific article and gain access whether the library has it available or not.
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What Are Periodicals?

Periodicals are publications published at regular intervals. This could mean daily, weekly, quarterly or even yearly. Newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals are all periodicals. They are full of articles that will vary in length depending on what kind of periodical it is.


Requesting Articles

If Norwich does not have the article you need, request it through Interlibrary Loan! Use the form below to login and place your request. Visit the Request Materials from Other Libraries guide for additional information.

Interlibrary Loan Sign-In

  • or Password (Case Sensitive, i.e. Polak)  

First time users will be asked to review and submit their personal information before using ILLiad


Find Journals & Newspaper by Title

If you are looking for a specific article there is a surefire way to find it quickly through the library. If the library does not have access, request it and we will get you a copy as quickly as possible.

Make sure you have as much of the article’s citation as possible. Under Articles & Research Databases, choose Find Journals & Newspapers by Title.



This takes you to Periodicals A to Z where you can find out what periodicals the library has available, both online and in print. Let’s say I’m looking for an article from the most recent issue of War & Society. Type in the title of the periodical, not the article, and then click the search button.
If we have it, you will see the title along with some links. These are the databases containing the title you’re looking for, as well as the years covered in each. Choose a database covering the year of the publication for the article you need. Since the article I want is from the most recent year, I need to choose EBSCOhost EJS.

Accessing an Article

After choosing a database, either search within the periodical for your particular article using its title, or browse through the available issues by date. Depending on the database, the appearance of this page will vary slightly, but the process is nearly always the same.

Print Periodicals

If the only result when searching A to Z is "Norwich University Print Holdings" we only have the journal in print. Click the link to get more information and then choose Availability. All print periodicals are on the 2nd Floor of the Library.


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