American Periodicals Series

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American Periodicals Series is a collection of more than 1,100 American magazines and journals published from c.1740-c.1940. This collection is accessed through ProQuest’s American Periodicals interface. Each journal is digitized and searchable from cover to cover, including all articles, advertisements, illustrations, editorial cartoons, obituaries, letters to the editor, and other types of content. The collection includes special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, trade journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically significant periodicals. This collection is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the following print publications:

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

Rutgers has access to the American Periodicals Series through this interface. Rutgers does not have access to the related product American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries.



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Full-text and full-image periodicals.

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