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Magazines: Older Magazines

Magazine Databases

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International Women's Periodicals, 1786-1933

This collection provides full-text access to a number of significant women’s periodicals, with a focus on the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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LIFE Magazine Archive

A cover-to cover archive of Life magazine, from its first issue in November 1936 through December 2000.

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National Geographic Magazine Digital Archive, 1888-2015

A searchable full-text and image archive of National Geographic Magazine, allowing readers to explore the articles, photos and maps from over a century of the magazine's issues

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News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive, Featuring Newsweek

An archival collection of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive from 1933-2012) spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy

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The Vogue Archive

An archive of Vogue magazine (US edition) in full color page image format, from the first issue in 1892 to the present, with monthly updates for new issues

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Women's Magazine Archive

A full-text historical archive of magazines aimed at a female readership, including Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Essence and Woman's Day.

Older Magazines in Library Databases

These magazines are not available to browse cover-to-cover, but the majority of articles from these old issues are available to read in full text. 

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Saturday Evening Post

News and feature stories: 1931 - present

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TIME Magazine

News magazine: 1923 - present

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Atlantic Monthly

Literary and opinion magazine: 1857 - 1932

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Influential Jewish opinion magazine: 1945 - 1985

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The Nation 

Liberal opinion magazine: 1900 - present

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Nation's Business

U.S. Chamber of Commerce magazine: 1912 - 1985

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New Republic

Liberal opinion magazine: 1914 - present


Index of Old Magazines

Google Archives

These magazines are available cover-to-cover for several years or decades, in Google's magazine archives.  These are useful for stories, but also for their advertisements and photos.

Ebony Magazine


1959 - 2008

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Mother Jones

1976 - 1999

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New Scientist

1956 - 1989

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New York

1968 - 1997

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Popular Science

1910 - 2009