Ulrich's Web is used to search for detailed information about more than 300,000 periodicals from across the world: newspapers, journals, magazines, yearbooks, etc. Data includes title, ISSN, beginning and frequency of publication, type, peer-reviews, language, country, price, subject area (including LC and Dewey classification), CODEN, circulation, editor, audience, description, and history of title. Data on a variety of media (e.g., microfiche) are also included. If the title is in electronic form, the portal provides information on URL addresses and various providers. There is a list of secondary resources such as databases ("Abstracting & Indexing Services") that index articles from certain sources and of services where delivery of articles can be ordered. Contact information on publishers for orders and copyright management is available. Peer-reviews are available for a specified part of titles.
The above-mentioned criteria can be combined with logical operators to facilitate the search. The results can be sorted, printed, downloaded, or sent by e-mail.