Monday, January 23, 2017

TRIAL: Women's Magazine Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Women's Magazine Archive until 22nd February 2017.  Take a look at this resources, and let us know what you think.

Access: Women's Magazine Archive
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Women’s Magazine Archive Part 1 provides access to the complete archives of the foremost titles of consumer magazines aimed at a female readership, including Good Housekeeping and Ladies’ Home Journal, which serve as canonical records of evolving assumptions about gender roles and cultural mores.

Women’s Magazine Archive part 2 features several of the most prominent, high-circulating, and long-running publications in this area, such as Woman’s Day and Town & Country. Collection 2 also includes some titles focusing on more specific audiences and themes. Cosmopolitan and Seventeen, for example, are oriented towards a younger readership, while black women’s interests are represented by Essence. Women’s International Network News differs in being a more political, activist title, with an international dimension.

Topics covered these collections include family life, home economics, health, careers, fashion, culture, and many more; this material serves multiple research areas, from gender studies, social history, and the arts, through to education, politics, and marketing/media history.

After trying Women's Magazine Archive, 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.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Very useful resource for my dissertation. I hope there will be permanent access to this archive, as it would be a great help for me in the following months.

Sian Owen said...

This is really useful for my dissertation, I really hope that it remains permanent because it would help out my research so much

Ursula Kania said...

Unfortunately, the trial period has already expired. Having permanent access to this resource would definitely be of great benefit to students taking ENGL400 'Language and Gender' (as well as English language students working in this field for their dissertations and PGRs).