08h30 to 13h00
14h00 to 16h30
Opening hours and access to Periodicals library material are the same as for the Main Library.
The On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) provides bibliographic information of all periodical titles obtained since 1994. In addition 80% of all the older titles have been added to the OPAC. Location, journal holdings, latest issue received and journal bibliographic information is found on the OPAC.
Link here to A-to-Z List, which provides links to the fulltext journal titles available in the online databases subscribed to by the Rhodes Library. The list also contains some open access titles, e.g. those titles available via the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
For a subject arrangement of the electronic journals available, click on:
The Periodicals card catalogue reflects the older holdings of the Periodicals collection, although is gradually being replaced by the OPAC. Library users are advised to search the OPAC first. The Periodicals card catalogue is located in the Basement, along with the other card catalogues.
Titles to which we currently subscribe are arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification number. Those from 000-499 are shelved on the Middle Floor in a separate sequence from the books of that number.
Periodicals from 500-999 are shelved on the Top Floor in a separate sequence from the books. This is with the exception of those classified from 830-899, which are shelved in Compactus 1 in the Basement.
Old titles to which we no longer subscribe are shelved in title order in the Compactus units in the Basement.
- Consult the OPAC.
- Searches for articles by author, title or subject should be done using the online databases.
- The contents pages and indexes of particular periodicals can also be consulted.
- Do remember that the Information Librarians at the Information Desk are there to help you find the information you need.
No unbound periodicals may be borrowed, but some of the bound periodicals are available for loan for 48 hours. Photocopiers in the library may be used to photocopy periodical articles.
For information on accredited journals, impact factors and citation searches, see "Impact Factors and Citation Searches".
Link to Journal Title Abbreviations
For further information or assistance contact the Periodicals Librarian at 046-603 8467 or e-mail her.