American Periodicals Series includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.
APS chronicles the development of America across 150 years. The journals in this collection cover three broad periods:
Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.
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Customers of APS Online and any or all of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers can expand their research coverage by seamlessly searching across 200 years of American magazines and journals and these important newspapers of record.
Accessing American Periodicals Series
The database is available on the Web through ProQuest®, a premier information access and retrieval system. In addition to the standard ProQuest interface, APS is available in a customized interface that provides more immediate access to the historical content, plus information on all of the more than 1,100 periodicals.
APS is suitable for all types of researchers, whether online novices or information professionals. The complete ASCII text in the American Periodicals Series (including tables of contents) is searchable by keywords and Boolean operators. Articles are linked to the corresponding page images, which are downloadable in Adobe® PDF.
The ProQuest interface is OpenURL-compliant for both inbound and outbound linking. This capability allows users to access articles or publications from their other electronic resources. Create links to a variety of resources including:
Free MARC records are available.
Rarity of source material means that there will be some gaps in the collection.