Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Just some of the subjects included are: Antiques, Arts, Business, Computers, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Education, Entertainment, Fashion, Fiction, Film & Television, Food, Recipes & Cooking, Gardening, Health & Medicine, History, Home Improvement, Literature, News & Current Events, Photography, Popular & Classical Music, Politics, Popular Culture, Religion, Science, Sports & Fitness, Transportation, Travel, and any more! This is considered to be THE index that covers popular periodical literature for the time period represented, and one of the few databases that covers the 20th century. Use the Readers Guide Full Text, the database which represents the years after 1982, to continue your search up to the present.
For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?
User tools and features
- Compatible with RefWorks.
- Saved searches. Free My EBSCOHost account required.
- A visual search tab allows the user to search efficiently across broad subjects, and then returns a visual map of results, organized by topic.
- iPhone and Android applications.
Current coverage for the database includes the years 1890 through 1982.
Type of coverage
Indexing with citations.
Print counterpart or
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. See the for specific holdings.
Related Resource: Readers' Guide Full Text
Vendor/electronic presentation provider