The Madigan Library subscribes to periodicals in both print and electronic format to support the curricula of the programs offered at Penn College. Approximately 1090 current print subscriptions are located on the Main Campus in Williamsport and Earth Science Campus in Allenwood. Full text articles from thousands of online journals are available to our students, faculty, and staff anywhere in the world. The majority of our print periodicals are located on the main campus. Magazines, journals, and newspapers do not leave the library. Black/white and color photocopiers and a scanner are provided for copying articles.
Tips on using our Periodicals
Open stacks are available for browsing. Lift the shelving unit for earlier issues in the current year. As a rule, on the Main Campus, periodicals are located in one of three areas; current issue shelving area on the first floor contains this year's periodicals. Back issues that are bound or in microfilm are located on the second floor. A guide to using microfilm can be found in the microfilm area. Microfilm for the previous year may not arrive until March or April. Until then, paper copies are kept in the back issues area on the second floor.
Exceptions: During July of each year, the January through June issues of the weeklies, dailies, and biweekly's are shelved in the Back Issues area on the second floor.
Find articles online by choosing a database
Databases by Subject
Find articles online by choosing a subject
Search for a journal, magazine or newspaper title to see if it is in the Madigan Library or in an online database.
Penn College Madigan Library's periodical titles, holdings and locations, can be searched on the catalog.
Periodicals by Curriculum
View print periodical titles by different curriculum areas.
Magazines prior to 1980
A list of subscriptions in print or microfilm in the library.
Library Research Guide
A help guide in locating periodicals in the library and tips for database searching.
Magazines, Journals, Newspapers on
Find many FREE full-text articles in magazines, journals and newspapers covering many topics including building and construction, health, cooking, medicine, history, news, science, technology, electronics psychology, social sciences and much more. Also available are databases containing full-text magazines from the early 1800s.
Questions or Comments
Judy McConnell, Associate Professor, Librarian, Periodicals and Faculty Outreach
- LIB 139
- 570-320-2400, ext. 7458