Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (ISSN 0000-0175, and ISSN 0000-2100) is the standard library directory and database providing information about popular and academic magazines, scientific journals, newspapers and other serial publications.
|Disciplines||multidisciplinary (all subjects);|
|Record depth||abstracting and indexing coverage, including print indexes, online indexes, and indexing and citation databases; from more than 400 global sources (including Scopus and ISI Web of Science)|
|Format coverage||academic and scholarly journals (all types); open access publications, peer-reviewed titles; popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters; annuals, continuations, conference proceedings; trade publications, consumer magazines, newsletters and bulletins; limited selection of membership directories, comic books, puzzle and game books; titles that have ceased publication since 1974; irregularly published publications, regularly published publications, available free, and available paid subscription only; small publishers, large commercial publishers, scholarly society publishers, independent publishers, and not-for-profit publishers (90,000 publishers).|
|Geospatial coverage||215 countries (International-global)|
|No. of records||336,000+|
|Print dates||annual (limited data available compared to web)|
The print version has been published since 1932, and was founded by Carolyn F. Ulrich, chief of the periodicals division of the New York Public Library as Periodicals Directory: A Classified Guide to a Selected List of Current Periodicals Foreign and Domestic.
It is now also supplied on-line as Ulrichsweb, which provides web-based and Z39.50 linking to library catalogs. The online version includes over 300,000 active and current periodicals.
Coverage is international, with some emphasis on English-language publications. The information is derived from the publishers and verified by the journal. It includes
- Title and previous titles
- Starting date, place of publication, and publisher
- Cost, availability of electronic versions, subscription terms, and approximate circulation as estimated by the publisher
- Subject information, searchable as subject terms or approximate Dewey Classification, special features, and indexing information
- Indications of whether the publication is available on open access
- Indication of whether the publication is peer-reviewed, which is taken to include professional magazines with equivalent editorial control of quality.
Earlier published by R.R. Bowker, it moved to CSA, a fellow subsidiary of Cambridge Information Group, in 2006. Following the merger of CSA and ProQuest, Ulrich's moved to ProQuest subsidiary Serials Solutions. The "Serials Solutions" name was retired in 2014