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Get the Best @ the Library: Digitized American Historical Periodicals

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What is it?
American Periodicals Series Online is a database that contains digitized images of American magazines and journals from 1740-1900.
What does it include?
Over 1,100 titles from colonial times to the beginning of American involvement in World War II.  Includes a wide range of titles, from the first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular titles like Vanity Fair.
Why use it?
  1. See the original typography, article layouts and images exactly as they were published.
  2. Get hard to find materials in their original format such as Thomas Paine's Pennsylvania Magazine that reported on inventions, Edgar Allan Poe's contributions to the Southern Literary Messenger, and the first appearances of Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories in New England Magazine.
  3. Read primary source materials that show America’s transition from a British colony to an independent nation.
  4. Perform a periodicals search and read descriptions to find publications with a particular viewpoint.

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Posted 5 May 2008

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