How can I find old magazine articles? Where would I search for these?
If you have specific magazines in mind, let us know and we can tell you if we have access to those titles in the Vanderbilt libraries.
We have many old magazines in bound print format. Many of these are located in the Central Library on the 6th floor. Others are in the library annex (storage facility). You can browse these by title.
We have databases that index old magazine articles. These databases are available from the Heard Library databases webpage at http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/heard/artdb.shtml.
Periodicals Index Online (PIO). Indexes millions of articles published in over 5,000 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences, from their first issues through 1995. Covers three centuries of scholarly publication in 40 languages and dialects, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Western languages. The database includes bibliographic citations, but no abstracts.
Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982 (WilsonWeb). The primary index to articles in general periodicals, 1890-1982. Indexes popular magazines such as Atlantic Monthly, Century Magazine, Christian Century, Commonweal, Foreign Affairs, Fortnightly Review (London), Good Housekeeping, Harper’s, Ladies Home Journal, Literary Digest, The Nation, New Republic, Reader’s Digest, Saturday Evening Post, Saturday Review, Scribner’s, and Women’s Home Companion. Also indexes basic social sciences scholarly journals. The database includes bibliographic citations, but no abstracts.
American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900. Searchable digitized images of the pages of over 1,000 American magazines and journals published between 1740 and 1900.These periodicals include popular titles, such as Ladies’ Home Journal and Harper’s, and professional journals. You can use this database to search for trends in politics, literature, cultural ideas, or religion.
Let us know if you need further help finding old magazine articles. If you need further assistance, please consult the library you need. You can find contact information for all the libraries on the Jean and Alexander Heard Library's Phone Numbers & Addresses page.