Some journals are officially titled as their acronym. For these titles, they are shelved at the beginning of their first letter. For example, JAMA, JOGN, and JOPERD are placed on the shelf ahead of Japan Quarterly.
To be shelved “alphabetically by title” means that the article “the” is not used when it leads the title as in The Monist; it is shelved as Monist. It is important however, when it is within the body of the title, as in Journal of the Early Republic.
Many popular reading magazines and several more academic periodicals are placed in the area designated “Casual Reading”. The current year of issues is shelved directly below the display shelf. Casual reading titles do not leave the first floor of the Library. Do not re-shelve but return the magazine to “Periodicals Return Bin” to allow Periodicals staff the opportunity to count usage on these titles.
Periodicals are to remain on the first floor of the Library. Only Liberty Faculty and Staff are allowed to check-out periodicals. Please see Periodicals Staff for assistance and refer to the Periodicals Check-Out binder located at the Periodicals Desk for policies, instructions, and request forms.
The use of “dummy” boxes appears throughout the periodicals collection; their labels indicate title changes and direct patrons to the shelf location of the former or new title.
Liberty University Faculty and ILRC Collection Development deem the value of adding a title to the periodicals collection. Requests may be submitted to the Periodicals Supervisor.