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Historical Primary Sources: Periodical Indexes

Print and Online Indexes

Find accounts of a time period by using print and online periodical indexes. The following index older periodicals:

International Index to Periodicals 1923-1952 Ref AI3 .R49
New York Times Index 1851-present Ref AI3 .R496
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature 1802-1906 Ref AI3 .P7
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-present Ref AI3 .R48


Note that Hekman Library owns a number of periodicals in hard copy that date back to the early 19th century (including popular U.S. magazines such as Life and Time). These print versions provide invaluable access to advertisements, photography, and other “ephemeral” historical material.

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