Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)

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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.


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Dates covered

Current coverage for the database includes the years 1890 through 1982.

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Type of coverage

Indexing with citations.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. See QuickSearch for specific holdings.

Producer/content provider

H.W. Wilson Company

Vendor/electronic presentation provider


Core Subject(s)