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American Periodicals Series

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APS Online


American Periodicals Series Online (APS Online) provides the full text of articles, advertisements, illustrations, editiorial cartoons, obituaries, letters to the editor, etc., from more than 1,100 American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1940. It includes special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals. 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. In addition, a Search for Periodicals function in APS Online leads to bibliographic information and a summary of the historical significance of all the periodicals represented in the database. Extensive primary source content in its original context and a history of American magazine publishing are made available in APS Online.


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Magazines; Journals.

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Indexing with citations and full text in PDF format.

Print counterpart or
related resources

American Periodical Series, 18th Century (APS I) ANNEX STACKS
American Periodical Series, 1800-1850 (APS II) ANNEX STACKS
American Periodical Series, 1850-1900 (APS III) ANNEX STACKS

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Vendor/electronic presentation provider


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