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How to find periodicals and journals at the Warburg Library

To search for a journal, simply select the title search option on the catalogue and enter the journal title in the same way as a book title. The catalogue will return a record like the one below.

The vast majority of periodicals are shelved at P classmarks in the basement rolling stacks.  However, some journals on very specific subjects may be shelved upstairs at the corresponding classmark (for example, Erasmus Studies is shelved on the second floor at NAD 180, along with all other materical on Erasmus).  [Browse periodical classmarks here]


Screenshot of a catalogue record


Most periodicals have classmarks beginning with P; this means that print copies can be found in the basement rolling stacks. [Browse periodical classmarks here].  Some periodicals dealing with a very narrow subject area may be shelved upstairs in the Library with monographs on the same subject.

The catalogue record for a periodical will tell you which specific volumes the Library holds and where they are shelved.  If you wish to see which volumes are available in more detail, click on the Latest Received link.




We hold some journal titles in both print and online formats.  Online issues of the journal may be hosted on more than one platform.  If you wish to see the online holdings, click on the Connect to Web Resource links within the catalogue record.  

Access to many of our online journals is IP-based, meaning that they may only be viewed from networked Library computers within the Warburg Institute and cannot be accessed remotely.

See the additional notes at the end of the record for details on print or other holdings and instructions for access.

The catalogue does not generally index journal articles.  If you are looking for a specific article, it is usually best to search by the journal title first to find the volume that the article was published in. 

However, some off-prints of journal articles are accessioned and catalogued as separate items.  These may be searched for by article title using the title search option on the catalogue.  They are shelved in the main library according to the classification system.

Our Online resources and databases page gives access to several bibliographies that may help you to identify specific journal articles.