HIST 131: Creating Modern American Society

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature

Popular magazines can be useful primary resources. An important database of popular magazines is called the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.  Covers more than 500 leading American magazines and journals from 1890 to 1982.


General interest magazines

  • Academic Search Complete
    You can choose to search only within specific magazines in this database, for instance: Time, Life, Ebony, National Geographic, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly
  • AP Images
    4.6 million photographs from the Associated Press dating back to 1826 to the present. Historical photos date from 1996 to 1826. Also includes tens of thousands of graphics, over 4,500 hours of audio files dating from the 1920s, and news stories and headlines dating from 1997. Search by keyword to search all the images in the photo collection or do an advanced search to limit results.
  • Alternative Press Index
    Includes more than 450 alternative, radical, and left magazines, newsletters, and journals in North America which report and analyze issues of cultural, economic, political, and social change. Approximately 90% of publications included are not indexed elsewhere. Indexes editorials, regular columns, essays, fiction; speeches, interviews, statistics, reprints; bibliographies, biographies, obituaries, memoirs; and reviews. Interfaces available for French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese. Alternative Press Index Archive provides coverage of materials from 1969 to 1990.
Last Update: May 11, 2012 13:48