Articles, Magazines & Journal Collection
Most spaces in the Library on floors Ground, 1 & 2 will be open to SF State faculty, students and staff for Fall Semester 2021 starting Monday, August 16, 2021. Please be prepared to show the GHG Ambassador the green dot for your daily health screening.
Please see our guide to how to access our services and collections and contact us with any questions you may have here.
Electronic journal articles are available until regular building access resumes. Only physical items currently in the Library Retrieval System (LRS) are requestable.
The Library provides access to a vast amount of information typically found in scholarly and popular journals, magazines, newspapers and other information sources. Most of this information is available electronically, but some is only available in print or on microfiche / microfilm. For more information, please visit the library's Collection Development Policy.
Using the Collection
Electronic copies of articles, etc., can be read online and in some cases downloaded. Use your University ID and password for off-campus access. Print and Microfiche / Microforms are on the third floor. To check out materials take items to Book Checkout & Pickup Desk.
- Overdue Fees
- Off-campus Access to Electronic Resources
- Can't find what you're looking for?
Types of Information
Types of information found in this collection include:
- Articles (peer-reviewed, scholarly, popular)
- Book and film reviews
- Encyclopedia and almanacs
- Maps and atlases
- Music and audio collections
- Newspapers and news stories
- Statistical and numerical data
- Still and moving image collections
Microfiche and Microfilm contain miniaturized images of pages from printed text such as archival documents, newspapers, magazines, journals, and books which can be read using a special reader.
Titles with location Microfiche/film (3rd Floor or Library Retrieval System)” may be found in the 3rd Floor cabinets. Otherwise, use the Microform Request Form to get help locating your item, which may be picked up at the Book Checkout & Pickup Desk.
Microfiche / Microfilm readers that can also scan to USB and print are located on the 3rd Floor.
For subject-specific collection questions, contact a Library Liaison.