History Research Guide
Magazines can serve as useful primary sources for historical research. They reflect the time period in which they were created, and provide a glimpe into society at the time. Often, however, older periodicals are less readily available in libraries, and less thoroughly indexed than contemporary magazines. This section is designed to highlight resources that are available locally, and suggest search strageties for locating this type of publication.
Indexes to Early Magazines
Indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United
States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Current coverage includes
the years 1890 through 1982. (Check box that says Readers' Guide Retro before beginning to search.)
Combinationation of several indexes to printed materials primarily
from the 19th century. Includes Poole's Index to Periodical Literature.
Contains all the pages of Harper's weekly, the Civil War Era (1857-1865), Reconstruction I, II (1866-1877), and Gilded Age I, II, III, IV, V, & VI (1878-1912) as scanned images, together with a series of four indexes: subject, illustrations, literature & publishing, and advertising. Boolean operators may be used in searching the indexes. Full Text Search available from 1857 through 1912.
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