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Online Periodicals – Using Free Resources
Free periodicals indexes are invaluable tools for anyone who wants to find information from magazines and journals. With so many periodicals available from decades past to the present day, this directory of magazines can be used to easily search for the information you need. By searching through a comprehensive list of periodicals, you can quickly access vintage and modern magazines and journals.
Annual Literary Index, 1900-03 – Periodicals Index
Fletcher, W.I. and R. R. Bowker
Pub.wkly Dewey Dec. 050.1
Indexes about 137 English and American periodicals under subjects, with a separate author index. Includes annual index to parts of books, essays, etc., thus supplementing A. L. A. index to general literature; also a necrology, index to important dates, and list of special bibliographies.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904
Annual volumes 1892-1906, except 1904.
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A Guide to the Current Periodicals and Serials of the United States and Canada – Directory of Magazines
Severance, Henry Ormal. comp.
Wahr 1920 Dewey Dec. 050.1
Alphabetical list with full subject index, giving particulars of place of publication, frequency of issue and price; useful to large libraries.- A.L.A. Catalog 1912-1921
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International Directory of Little Magazines & Small Presses 2009-2010 – Periodicals Index
Fulton, Len, ed.
Contains informative entries for periodicals and book publishers, listed in alphabetical order, followed by regional and subject indexes.
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Nineteenth Century Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1899 – Periodicals Index
with supplementary indexing, 1900-1922
Cushing, Helen Grant and Adah V. Morris, eds.
Wilson Dewey Dec. 050.1
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Periodical Directories and Bibliographies – Directory of Magazines
an annotated guide to approximately 350 directories, bibliographies, and other sources of information about English-language periodicals, from 1850 to the present, including newspapers, journals, magazines, newsletters, yearbooks, and other serial publications
Tarbert, Gary C., ed.
Detroit: Gale Research 1987
The first part lists the directories alphabetically and provides information about each. This is followed by a subject index with more than 150 categories that “helps the user establish which publications describe periodicals in a particular subject area.”
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Periodicals for the Small Library – Directory of Magazines
Walter, Frank Keller
American Library Assoc. 1918 Dewey Dec. 050.1
Annotated list of over fifty periodicals, with information upon periodical indexes and selection for a small library. – A.L.A. Catalog 1912-1921
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Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature – Directory of Magazines
Fletcher, W.I., Poole, W. F. eds.
Houghton Dewey Dec. 050.1
Includes Volume 1 (2 parts) covering 1802-1881; supplemental volumes 2-6 covering 1882-1906.
Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature – Periodical Index Online
Wilson Dewey Dec. 050.1
Consolidation of the Reader’s guide to periodical literature (v. 1 Jan. 1901) & Cumulative index to a selected list of periodicals (v.l Jan. 1896) Indexes 62 periodicals, a few of little value, nearly all general. Includes reviews, poetry and portraits.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904
All five cumulated volumes (1-5) covering 1900-1921.