Class will be meeting today (September 20) in the Library's Classroom 2.
Classroom 2 is on Library North 2.
(Classroom 2 is also just above the coffee shop)
There is no assignment for this week. Please make sure that you have scheduled a meeting with me -- these are required!
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See below for assigned readings --
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(Ask me about getting access to Seventeen or other teen magazines for your projects!)
We will experiment with searching for magazine articles relating to your topic ideas in class.
GSU's Special Collections and Archives has a significant collection of periodicals (that is, magazines and journals) focusing on gender and sexuality. These are print periodicals, so are well suiting for flipping through and browsing. Though some of these periodicals are available digitally in LGBT Life, the digital versions can be challenging to search in.
We don't have full runs (i.e. all issues) of all of these magazines, but you may be able to find useful material in just one issue.
Additionally, some topics may be better addressed through advertisements in these periodicals (advertisements are primary sources!), which are easier found by browsing in the periodicals themselves than by searching online.
This link will take you to a finding aid which will include a full listing of the gender/sexuality periodicals available in Special Collections. To get to the full list, click on the link and then on the small box that says "Open Finding Aid" (upper left corner).
Titles include (but are not limited to):
If you would like to visit Special Collections to browse through any of these titles, please contact Morna Gerrard, Women and Gender Collections Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Or just come to Special Collections' Reading Room during its working hours and ask at the reference desk!
**Note that some of these periodicals are identified as "Restricted." You will need a letter from your professor to be allowed access to these materials. (For this course, that would be me!) You will also need to contact Morna Gerrard directly to find out more about access options for periodicals identified as "Restricted."
The GSU Library has bound copies (meaning, paper!) of several general-interest magazines from our time period that may have great advertisements or stories relevant to your topics. You can flip through these and see if anything catches your eye.
So, where are these paper copies?
They're on Library North 3. When you get off the elevator, turn to your right and you'll see wooden shelves with cranks on them. This is the Periodicals section. All the call numbers here start with "Per." (for Periodical). The magazines are in order by call number, so, Ms. magazine is in the HQ section; the others are in the AP section.
Except for Life magazine, which is the the Per. Fol. collection. ("Fol." stands for "Folio," which is a fancy way of saying "big.") To get to the Per. Fol. section, walk through the wooden shelving area toward the link (glassed-in connector between Library North and Library South). The Per. Fol. section is a set of shelves just before you get to the actual link.
Want to make scans or copies from these paper objects?
Scanners are on Library North 2, near the top of the big staircase.
Copy machines are on Library North 1 and 2.
Use the Journals tab on the GSU Library homepage to search for historical periodical holdings.
Keep the "All Journals" button selected. This will tell you if we have the journal in paper or in microfilm.
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WorldCat is a database that searches libraries worldwide, including books, audiovisual materials, periodicals (magazines and newspapers), and archival materials. You can request many of the items in WorldCat using Interlibrary Loan.
Use Advanced Search to limit searches by author, title, and/or format.
If you are looking for periodicals, look for records including the word "microform" or "microfilm." Most libraries will not lend out bound copies of periodicals, but many will lend microfilm versions.
When requesting microform copies through Interlibrary Loan, use the "Other (Free Text)" request option and include periodical title, dates needed, and note that you are requesting microfilm.