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Historical Periodical Databases Used in Workshop: Part 1
Life Magazine Archive
Life Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November, 1936 through December, 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified. Life Magazine Archive covers 20th-Century current events, politics and culture, including the history of business, advertising, and popular culture.
National Review Archive
A digital resource for conservative news, commentary, and opinion, offering complete abstracting, indexing, and full text coverage for all journal issues dating from its inception in 1955 to the present, providing coverage of political, social, and cultural issues and trends.
Contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive of The Nation from its first issue on July 6, 1865 to the present, including historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, puzzles, and also perspectives on news, politics, and culture.
Historical Periodical Databases Used in Workshop: Part 2 (Subscription)
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890 - 1982 (H.W. Wilson)
Provides a detailed account of US culture and history in a searchable database including articles from popular US magazines. It offers full coverage of the original paper volumes of the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
The Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 consists of 20 individual collections. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990. The Archive presents important aspects of LGBTQ life including an assemblage of newsletters, newspapers, and periodicals by, for, and about gays and lesbians, and extensive material related to feminism, women’s rights, and women’s concerns.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Contains primary resources covering the history of the film and entertainment industries from vaudeville and silent movies to 2000 and behind-the-scenes activities of the music, film, and entertainment industries.
Historical Periodical Collections Used in Workshop: Part 3 (Freely Available)
Google Magazines includes full-text digitized copies of some historical periodicals. It's a little hit or miss as to what's included, but it's worth checking out... just in case.
Because these are full-text digitizations, searches include the full text of articles and advertisements, so a search in Google's collections may turn up more than a search using a database. (This is definitely the case with Life magazine).
(Be sure to click the "Search all issues" box!)
These are examples of full-text runs of historical periodicals included in Google.
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