Q. What are serials?
The terms 'periodicals', 'serials' and 'journals' are used interchangeably in libraries, usually to mean academic or scholarly journals.
Periodical is a broad term, meaning anything that is published periodically (newspapers, magazines, newsletters or journals).
Serial is also a broad term, meaning anything that is published serially, or in a series. It is most often used to mean academic journals.
In UCC Library we use the term Journals for the most part.
Journals can be online (search eJournals/eBooks) or in print (do a title search on the catalogue)
Print journals are shelved in alphabetical order by title.