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American Periodicals: About

A guide to all aspects of American Periodicals including content, searching, and viewing results on the ProQuest platform

Subject Coverage

    • History
    • Literature
    • History of Science
    • History of Medicine
    • Law
    • News and Magazines
    • Politics
    • Religion
    • Education
    • Women's Studies
    • Art
    • American Studies

    Publication Types

    • Scholarly Journals
    • Trade Journals
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Reports

    What is American Periodicals?

    American Periodicals includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century.  American Periodicals encompasses two separate collections, which may be acquired individually: American Periodicals Series (APS) Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries.

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    Because American Periodicals contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.  To learn more about the separate collections available in American Periodicals, please see the American Periodicals Construction page of this guide.

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