To look for a specific periodical whose title you know (i.e. Time or Journal of Popular Culture) , click on the JOURNALS link on the Library home page. A search for the journal Popular Communication, for example, indicates what years (issues) are owned by Adams Library and in what format: print or electronic.
Use this technique when you are NOT in a database with periodical references. When you are searching within a database, you should have access to a "Check the (RIC) Library for the Item" link to determine access to the publication.
Consult the wise old OWL - The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University - to get basic structural information for creating a citation list or bibliography using a particular citation style such as APA, MLA, or Turabian.