Periodicals Archive Online

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Periodicals Archive Online is a major electronic periodical archive that makes the backfiles of historically significant periodicals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences available electronically. The database provides access to the full text of a growing number of digitized periodicals that have been indexed in its sister database, Periodicals Index Online. Periodicals Archive Online includes the contents of over 700 journals with more than 100 titles in foreign languages.


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Dates covered

1665-2000 with some more recent material.

Updating frequency

Continuous updating.


More than 700 journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Type of coverage

Full-text journal content with keyword, article title, author, and journal title indexing.

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Vendor/electronic presentation provider