Current periodicals are magazines, newspapers, and other types of publications that are published on a regular basis, such as weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Current periodicals are often referred to as “serial publications” because they are published in a series of issues over time.
Current periodicals can cover a wide range of topics, including news, politics, science, business, entertainment, and more. They are an important source of information and are often used for research and other purposes. Many libraries and other institutions subscribe to current periodicals and make them available to patrons in print or electronic form.
Current periodicals differ from “back issues,” which are older issues of a periodical that are no longer being published. Back issues may be available for purchase or through library collections, but they are not considered current.