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A publication in any medium issued in successive parts, appearing at intervals, usually regular ones, and, as a rule, intended to be continued indefinitely. The term includes periodicals, newspapers, annuals, numbered monographic series, and the proceedings, transactions, or memoirs of societies.

  • Scholarly journals contain articles on research and development, news, proceedings, or transactions in a particular subject area. Scholarly journals are primarily written for academicians and researchers. Most of them are subject-specific and refereed or peer reviewed; some are inter-disciplinary. Examples of scholarly journals are: Scientific American, Natural History, Journal of Animal Science, Scientia Horticulturae
  • Magazines contain news stories or articles on a variety of subjects and are written for a general audience. Examples of magazines are:Time, Life, Outdoor Life
  • Trade journals provide news and information written for professionals within a particular business or industry. Typically they include a great deal of advertising. The authors of articles in this type of journal are frequently professionals writing for each other. Examples of trade journals are: Feedstuffs
  • Newspapers may be issued daily, weekly, or semiweekly. They contain news, opinions, advertisements, and other items of current, often local, interest. Examples of newspapers are: The Roanoke Times, The Washington Post.



Newman Library fall hours

Sun: opens at 9:00am*
Mon-Thur: open 24 hours*
Fri: closes at 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00a. - 8:00pm

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center fall hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library fall hours

Sun, Nov 15: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thu, Nov 16-19: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri, Nov 20: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat, Nov 21: Closed

Current semester hours