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  • The Library of Congress Online Catalog.
    • For PERIODICALS: Holdings information showing issues received is being added (loose issues since 7/99, bound items since 10/03). At first, this included only active titles, those being currently received. Therefore, if you retrieve a record with no holdings information, it is likely the Library has only older bound volumes in the Jefferson or Adams building. Also, holdings 1999-2004 are less accurate. Holdings from 2005- are more accurate.
    • For NEWSPAPERS: Microfilm holdings are systematically available for DC, Massachusetts, NY & Pennsylvania (A-Harrisburg) only. However, since approximately May 2006, microfilm holdings are being added for microfilm received, both US and foreign. Master negative holdings are also included, if available. Almost all bound volume holdings have been added.
  • The old Binding List (1990-1998, Onsite Access Only). This list of bound periodicals was kept before the latest online catalog was installed. Gives call number and building location.
  • Databases & E-Resources available:
  • FirstSearch (Onsite Access Only)
  • Fulltext journals & newspapers.
  • Google, searches the World Wide Web.
  • iResearch Reporter (formerly Sloth-reader)
  • Mool, customized Google searches (newspapers, shopping, jobs, etc.)
  • LARS is a system the Library of Congress started using to bind periodicals in 1994. It is the most accurate list of what has been bound. Ask the Librarians in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room to search it for you.
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