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Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index, from the renowned Frick Art Reference Library, is an archive of indexed art history journals. The arcive covers Western European and American fine arts and international art history periodicals from the mid-1850s through the 1960s.

Journals covered in this index were published in a broad selection of languages that include English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and Scandinavian.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014

The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought.

The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes,...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine Archive: 1929-2000

Digital version of Businessweek magazine's backfile, a weekly publication for marketing, financial and business information. The database coverage spans 1929 to 2000, beginning with the magazine's first issue. The product contains approximately 4,100 issues.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive covering nearly 70 years of business scholarship indexing and citations.  The archive includes indexes and citations of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and the complete files of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957).

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Ebony Magazine Archive

Digital version of Ebony magazine's backfile. Ebony is a monthly magazinewith a focus on news, culture, and entertainment targeted at the African-American community. With coverage of the magazine from its first issue in 1945 through 2014, the full-text archive of more than 800 issues provides analysis on African-American business, history, politics, entertainment, fashion and culture.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index chronicling over a half a century of education literature covering all levels of education and education specialties.  Many of the indexes are peer-reviewed.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917-2000

Digital version of Forbes magazine's backfile; Forbes is an American business publication reporting on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. The database contains approximately 2,500 issues covering 1917 to 2000. The archive is full-text searchable.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930-2000

Digital version of Fortune magazine's backfiles; Fortune is an American business publication with articles covering: economics, industry, and technology. The database includes approximately 1,100 issues covering the first published in 1930 through the year 2000. The articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering important humanities and social sciences journals published from 1907 to 1984. Indexing includes articles and book reviews.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

LIFE Magazine Archive

Digital version of LIFE magazine's backfiles. Life was an American weekly (later monthly) news magazine founded in 1936 with a focus on photojournalism. With a focus on national and international events, politics, and culture, Life featured award winning photographs covering major events and everyday people. The digital archive features more than 2,200 fully indexed and text-searchable issues covering 1936-2000. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020

The Nation Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865. 

The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world. The archive includes perspectives on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights. The Nation Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the magazine's complete backfile, offering a 150-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

The New Republic Magazine Archive

The New Republic Magazine Archive is a digital collection of the prominent political and cultural opinion magazine, covering issues dating back to 1914. Providing full-text, indexing and abstracting, the archive is an essential tool for researchers of American politics, foreign policy, culture and arts. This collection includes more than 4,550 issues.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

People Magazine Archive

Digital version of People's magazine archive. People is a popular American weekly magazine featuring celebrity and human-interest stories, published since March 1974. The digital archive features more than 1,300 issues covering 1974 to 2000, fully indexed and text-searchable "in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format."

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is a digital archive of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. The archive offers all information from 44 Readers’ Guide annuals.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983 (H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection)

Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983, part of the H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes collection, is an archive index covering journals in the humanities and social sciences. It includes over a million indexed articles related to social sciences, including book reviews. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

Global Press Archive Charter Alliance

The Global Press Archive (GPA) Charter Alliance is an initiative by East View Information Services and CRL to develop a special series of thematically-designed collections to meet the priorities of CRL members. Charter Alliance will result in the creation of nine collections over a period of three years, encompassing hundreds of newspaper titles and totaling over 4.5 million pages.

The CRL/East View GPA Charter Alliance is a sub-component of the broader Global Press Archive initiative by East View to digitize over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles in partnership with Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 21, 2020 7:39pm

The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

Like its older sibling, Current Digest of the Russian Press, this weekly serial publication launched early in 2012 (after a pilot issue in August 2011) provides English translations of timely articles selected from domestic Chinese news publications. The digital archive from East View contains 373 issues dating from 2011 to the present. 

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription and is hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 21, 2020 6:00pm

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Izvestiia Digital Archive

Izvestiia (Известия) Digital Archive covers the "complete archive" of Izvestiia (Известия), from its founding in 1917 through present. The database presents "the Kremlin’s newspaper of record" as full-image text searchable files.  As of October 2019, the archive holds 30,101 full text, full image issues.

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:07pm

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Ogonek (Огонек)

The digital archive of Ogonek (Огонек) contains 4,481 full-text issues of the Russian illustrated magazine. The collection covers issues dating from 1923 to 2017. The archive is full-image with fully searchable text.

East View reports that the archive will grow with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:06pm

Special Member Access Available. View Full Details.

The Current Digest of the Russian Press

Digital archive of the Current Digest of the Russian Press, an aggregated collection of Russian newspapers translated into English. Founded in 1949, the journal was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991), followed by The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (1992-2010), and now The Current Digest of the Russian Press. The digital archive from East View contains 3,547 issues dating from 1949 to the present. 

East View reports that the archive grows with ongoing subscription, hosted on East View's Universal Database platform. 

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 6:05pm

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