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Search the full text and view digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Published between 1741 and 1900, the more than 1,100 titles include Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, children’s magazines and several popular magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal.

Search tips:

  • Select search for periodicals from the initial search screen if you wish to browse entire issues of periodicals. If you wish to search the content of periodicals, select search for articles.
  • 500 of the 1100 titles covered have hit term highlighting. For these titles, the terms you searched on will be highlighted in yellow. Otherwise, keep in mind that a keyword search searches the full text of an article and you may have to read a long article to find names and other search terms.
  • It is possible to limit your search to these specific types of content: letter, statistics, obituary, recipe, and poetry. The most recently scanned content can also be limited to: ad, comic, editorial cartoon, illustration, photograph and review. To do this select more search options at the bottom of the search screen. Select from the drop down box for document type.

Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter A and select American Periodicals Series Online.

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