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NEW RESOURCE! American Periodicals 1740-1900

With the Libraries new resource, users can study US social, cultural, and historical development by reviewing the magazines and journals Americans read ‘in the olden days.’

American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900 (APS Online) provides the full text of articles, advertisements, illustrations etc., from American magazines and journals that began publication between 1741, when Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine first appeared, and 1900. Eventually more than 1,100 titles will be included. The articles are available as digitized images and therefore preserve the original typography, graphics, and page layout. The database allows searching by author, title, article type, publication title, date, and keywords in the full-text.

This resource encompasses a wide range of popular, literary, and professional publications and it includes advertisements, obituaries, letters-to-the editor, editorial cartoons, and more.

Users may access American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900 from the front page of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or by following one of these paths from the Indexes and Databases pages:

Posted February 21, 2003