Tuesday, September 20, 2016

TRIAL: American Periodicals Series

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to American Periodicals Series until 19th October 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: American Periodicals Series
 (University login required off campus)

American Periodicals Series chronicles the development of America across 150 years.

89 journals published between 1740 and 1800 offer insights into America's transition from colonial times to independence; Titles include Massachusetts Magazine, which published America's first short stories, and Thomas Paine's Pennsylvania Magazine, which reported on inventions.

1800 to 1860 became the golden age of American periodicals, with general interest magazines, children's publications, more than 20 journals for women, and many publications reflecting on the growing debate over slavery.

118 periodicals published during the Civil War (1861-1865) and Reconstruction (1865-1877) eras reflect the nation in turmoil and growth, and titles from the 1880s through 1900 capture the settling of the West and the emergence of modern America. Early professional journals, including Publications of the American Economic Association and Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences develop in this period.

American Periodicals Series contains the digitized images of periodical pages, so you can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.

After trying American Periodicals Series, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

5 comments:

Chris Pearson said...

This is an excellent resource. I would use it extensively for research and teaching due to the wide range of topics covered. It complements nicely online newspaper sources.

Felix Goodbody said...

Great range of content - impressive coverage of regional C19th medical journals. I would use the resource to provide a comparative research dimension to medical communities and professional networks in a transatlantic context. Easily navigable and searchable (as always with ProQuest).

Felix Goodbody said...

Excellent coverage of nineteenth century regional medical journals - a boost to research considering the evolution of professionalizing medical communities and networks in transatlantic context. Easily navigable and great search function makes the database a pleasure to use.

Mackenzee Grzesiak said...

This source has been invaluable in my past research pursuits and would continue to be critical to my research in the future.

Rebecca Macdonald said...

This a great resource which allows access to a wide range of reports in the 18th century which would be extremely useful for my planned MA dissertation. I also think it would be a valuable resource for the wider student community and is easily accessible.