Print journals can be found on the west side of the second floor. The journals are arranged alphabetically. The current unbound issues are placed at the end of the shelf next to the most recent bound issues.
Some periodicals are in microfiche or microfilm format and are on the second floor right in front of the elevator. Periodicals that are held in microfilm or microfiche format have a note in the catalog that says, current copies held until microfilm/microfiche received.
Current issues of newspapers are kept in racks on the first floor along the wall that encases the stairway to the second floor. The Lakeland Ledger, Tampa Tribune, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal are held in microfilm format. The paper versions of these newspapers are held until the microfilm is received.
The electronic database Academic Search Complete maintains bibliographic records for The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The bibliographic records for the Wall Street Journal are for the Eastern Edition (09/09/1994 to the present) and the Roux Library's subscription is for the Southeastern edition. There is little content difference between the two editions. Check the library's paper holdings or the microfilm format for older issues before making an interlibrary loan request. Academic Search Complete maintains bibliographic records for the New York Times from 01/01/1985 to the present.
Also, the Roux Library maintains subscriptions to the following newspapers: Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Miami Herald, Polk County Democrat, London Times, USA Today, and Washington Post. These newspapers are held for two weeks.
The Roux Library has thousands of full-text (complete) periodicals in several databases, available on the electronic journals and databases page.