Find Magazine and Journal Articles from a Particular Time Period
Here are some good starting places to look for articles and texts from specific time periods. The History Research Guide includes an extensive listing of resources to locate primary sources on a variety of topics and from a variety of time periods.
American Periodicals Series Online, 1749-1900
Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the beginning of the 20th century. Includes several popular magazines still in publication such as Vanity Fair, Harper’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal.
Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Citations from early English texts presented as digital images. Includes treatise, musical exercises, novels, prayer books, pamphlets, and proclamations; almanacs, calendars, and many other primary sources. Coverage: 1475-1700.
Eighteenth Century Resources
Web resources focusing on the 18th century and covering topics such as history, art, architecture, landscape gardening, literature, religion and theology.
This database offers over 60,000 images of original documents. The sections cover Cultural Contracts, 1492-1969; Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire; The Visible Empire, Religion and Empire; and Race, Class and Colonialism c1783-1969.
Academic Search Complete
Provides coverage of a wide range of academic journals as well as more general interest types of publications. Coverage: 1980-present.
Historical Map Web Sites
Links to historical maps throughout the web.
The JSTOR archive provides electronic access to the full text of core scholarly journals beginning with the first issue published. Some journal runs date back to the 1600’s.
Nineteenth Century Masterfile
Indexes books, newspapers, periodicals and government documents on the 19th Century.
PCI: Periodicals Contents Index
Provides citations to over ten million journal articles. Coverage: 1770-1995.
PCI Full Text
Contains the full image of articles from 200 journals. Coverage: 1770-1995.
Project MUSE is provides full-text online access to over 300 humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Coverage varies by title.
Readers Guide Retrospective
Covers the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Coverage: 1890-1982.
Web of Science via Web of Knowledge
Provides access to Social Science Citation Index (1956-present); Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975-present); and Science Citation Index (1945-present)