Serials Department

This department is charged with processing thousands of physical journals and maintaining electronic access to countless magazines, newspapers, and journals via databases. The Serials Department also manages microforms and ERIC documents.

Questions? Contact us at: 410-455-2343
Fax: 410-455-1138

range of bound volumes in the serials section

About Us

We are available Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our items are available for internal use. You cannot check out any journals. If you require assistance with microfilm or locating journals, please call 410-455-2343 or email


You can search for journals in a number of ways.

A-to-Z Journal List

This list contains our holdings of digital journals, magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals.

Library Catalog Journal Search

Print (paper) journals can be found here in the Library Catalog.

Get Research Help

You'll find research tips at the Tutorials page. If you are unable to find an item or have any other questions, please ask at the Reference desk on the first floor, or call us at 410-455-2343.


Our microfilm section includes journals, books, government documents, newspapers as well as an assortment of collections. Examples include: the Black Culture Collection, the Schomburg Collection, the Underground Newspapers Collections and the Martin Luther King Jr. FBI Files.



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There are 4 free, self-service scanners in the Mac area near Serials. There are also 5 scanners in the Reference Department on the first floor.

Microfilm Readers

Microfilm Readers are available on the second floor, near the Honors College Room 216L. We have one ScanPro 2000, Two Canon 300 Microfilm Scanners (automatic loading) and one Canon 500 Microfilm Scanners (manual loading). Videos for using the microfilm readers can be found below.

These stations have printing capabilities as well as the option to save your microfilm pages to a USB flash drive. The ScanPro 2000 also has email capabilities. Instructions for use are available next to each machine.

computer and scanner microfiche machine
ScanPro 2000 Loading
ScanPro 2000 General Use
Canon 300 General Use
Canon 300 Instructions (text)


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