Each type of periodical has its own purpose, intent, and audience.
Types of Periodicals:
It is possible to request items (books, journal articles, videos, etc.) from other libraries—across town, across the state and even across the country—by using a service known as Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Ulrichsweb is an easy-to-search source which provides detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals.