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Periodicals Indexes – Find Articles by Subject or Author

Indexes for finding magazine articles by subject or author. Late 19th to 21st Centuries.

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Magazine Article Indexes

Nineteenth Century Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1899

with supplementary indexing, 1900-1922

Cushing, Helen Grant and Adah V. Morris, eds.
Wilson Dewey Dec. 050.1

2 Volumes

Annual Literary Index, 1900-03

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.

Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature

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.

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People in History, Vol 1

Vol 2

An Index to U.S. and Canadian Biographies in History Journals and Dissertations

Kinnell, Susan K., ed.
ABC-CLIO 1988 Dewey Dec. 050.1

Vol 1: A-M, Vol 2: N-Z.
“The rich store of biographical information in history journals and dissertations represents an important resource for the student, scholar, or compiler of family history… The purpose of this publication is to make this material readily available not only by name of the individual, but also by field of work, ethnic group, region, or contribution. In addition, the abstracts included for each article will give readers sonsiderable biographical information without consulting the original articles… Material was selected from 737 journals, resulting in more than 7,600 citations to biographical articles and dissertations on over 6,000 men and women in U.S. and Canadian history from colonial times to the present.” – Introduction.

A Guide to the Current Periodicals and Serials of the United States and Canada

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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Periodical Directories and Bibliographies

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.”

Periodicals for the Small Library

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

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

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.

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