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A Guide to History: The Popular Press

Historical News Sources

The Popular Press

    • Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
      New York: P. Smith 1938 Rev. ed. edition
      An index to the contents of periodicals published in the nineteenth century in England and America. Covers 1802-1881, with supplements that cover through 1906. Though less easy to use than later indexes, it offers access to articles in popular periodicals by subject. Headings are not always easy to guess--the Civil War, for example, is found under United States--Civil War.
      • Location(s): Ref AI 3 .P7 1938 (6 vols.)
      1802-1881 + suppls to 1906
    • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
      H. W. Wilson Company 1900 -
      Indexes articles and reviews from a range of magazines. A separate book review index is located after the general index.
      • Location(s): Reference A13 .R28
      1900 - present


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