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Periodical Requests

Step 1 (Optional): Understand the process by reviewing the following documents:

Step 2 (Optional): Find & evaluate materials suitable to your department's needs:

  • Consult "Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" or "Library Journal" (see a librarian regarding access to these periodicals)
  • Consult your own discipline's periodicals for reviews
  • Consider evaluation criteria using this sample Periodical Evaluation Form

Step 3 (Required): Submit your request(s) to the librarian during each spring
semester using the Request for New Periodical form. If you are requesting multiple titles, also submit the Periodical Prioritization Form.

For more information or help with the forms, contact the Library at (530) 661-5740 or wcclibrary@yccd.edu .

Please note: the Library performs a review of periodicals and electronic subscriptions approximately every 3 years which involves campus wide input from faculty and students and updates the collection every year using that input from the review (and other collaborations) to most effectively manage available resources. The next review will be completed in the 2015/2016 academic year.