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Periodicals (also commonly known as journals and serials) form an important part of the Institute's collection and the library holds nearly 2000 runs of archaeological periodicals world-wide. A number of these are unique and are not held in any other research establishments in the UK. Currently about 700 titles are taken. Periodicals are not available for loan, including volumes ordered from Stores.
Periodicals held within the Institute of Archaeology have the location INST ARCH Pers, e.g.:
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society.
London : Prehistoric Society.
Continues: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia
They are shelved alphabetically in the rear stacks.
Some periodicals have the complete run on open access, notably the majority of Egyptology journals, but owing to lack of space, a large number of older runs of journal (generally pre-1985) and those with the full runs available electronically are stored offsite. To request a journal volume from Stores, please use the online Store Request Form from the library catalogue. Please allow a 24 hour turn around period for the delivery of these volumes, which may be retrieved from the Science Library Assistance Desk.
Current staff and students may access electronic journals both on and off site. For licensing reasons, non-UCL members cannot consult UCL Library Services' electronic resources offsite, but can consult these resources in-house.