Spotlight on…. American Periodicals

The Library subscribes to an online resource called American Periodicals, which includes digitised American magazines and periodicals published between 1740 and 1900.

This is a good resource if your subject is American Literature or History, particularly if you are interested in the following topics:

  • 19th century literature;
  • women’s magazines;
  • popular culture;
  • American politics and government from the colonial period to the 19th century.

You will find articles relating to American Independence and the debate about slavery, as well as literary contributions by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

You can access American Periodicals from the A-Z list of Online Resources.

Helen Beardsley

Academic Liaison Librarian