What is the difference between a monograph and a serial?

Q: What is the difference between a monograph and a serial?

Answered By: Deborah Lee
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2022 Views: 2830

Serials are published in installments (monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.) and may include journal publications, newspapers, and magazines. A monograph, most often a book, is intended to be published only once.  Annual serials and books are cataloged with Library of Congress call numbers. Circulating monographs are located on the third and fourth floors of the Mitchell Memorial Library and in our branch libraries.  Other monographs may be found in some of our special collections and museums.   Older issues of journals are located in the bound journals on first floor of the Mitchell Memorial Library and are shelved by title. (Selected titles may be available in one of our branch libraries.) Be aware that many of our serial holdings are online.  Both monographs and serials can be produced in any format (print, online, etc....)

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