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WRIT 1925W: Magazines and New Media: Assembling a World

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Searching Magazines
  • Reader's Guide Retrospective
    Search for articles from popular magazine articles from 1890-1982. A good history source for researching popular culture in the United States in late 19th and early 20th century.
  • MasterFile Premier Authentication Required
    This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
    MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
  • Women's Magazine Archive Authentication Required
    Women's Magazine Archive comprises archival runs of leading women's consumer magazines of the twentieth century. The titles included are: Better Homes & Gardens (1922 to 2005), Chatelaine (1928 to 2005), Good Housekeeping (1885 to 2005), Ladies' Home Journal (1883 to 2005), Parents (1926 to 2005), Redbook (1903 to 2005)
Browse Individual Titles
Search for the title on homepage to see if we have the title in print, microfilm or electronically.
  • Vogue Archive Authentication Required
    A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.
  • HarpWeek Authentication Required
    HarpWeek contains the scanned images of pages of the magazine Harper's Weekly for the years 1857-1912, together with a series of indexes to search for news, editorials, fiction, illustrations, photos, political cartoons, advertisements.
  • Harper's Bazaar Archive Authentication Required
    A comprehensive, searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of every issue of Harper's Bazaar from its first appearance in 1867 to the current month.
  • Time Magazine Archive 1923-2000 Authentication Required
    A searchable database for this prominent weekly magazine covering politics, current events, sports, arts, and international news. Over 4000 issues have been digitized from the first issue in March 1923 to December 2000. Cover-to-cover reproductions includes front and back covers, articles, photographs, illustrations and advertisements.
  • Life Magazine Archive Authentication Required
    Searchable digital archive of this photojournalism magazine covering national and international events, documentaries, popular culture, and business. Published by Time Inc., this archive includes the first issue in November 1936 through December 2000. Cover-to-cover reproductions of each issue includes front and back covers, articles and advertisements.
  • The Cosmopolitan
    TC Wilson Library Annex Sub-Basement (Periodicals): v.2 (1886)-v.49 (1910), v.51 (1911)-v.75 (1923)
  • McCall's
    Wilson Library Microfilm 3162 (1922-1960+)
Finding Analysis and Secondary Sources
  • JSTOR Authentication Required
    Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete Authentication Required
    Find academic journal articles on topics in mass media, film, television, marketing, and communications in business, health, and other communication studies.
  • America: History and Life Authentication Required
    This index provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with over 2,000 journals including all key English-language historical journals.
  • GenderWatch Authentication Required
    GenderWatch is a full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch Authentication Required
    Full-text articles from over 300 American ethnic and minority newspapers including Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and other multi-ethnic communities. Coverage dates back to 1990.
  • Sociological Abstracts Authentication Required
    This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.
  • Project Muse Authentication Required
    Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.
  • Costume Gallery
    Contains 1,000 web pages and 2500 images of fashion and costume. Intended for use by authors, journalists, screenwriters, educators and students. Costume Gallery is divided into five parts. Most interesting to students and researchers is the "Library." The Library is divided into 3 shelves: "Fashion articles to research" (including several issues of Ladies Home Journal from 1893-1895); "Portfolios of Costumes" and "Research by Time and Topic." The "Research by time and topic" links to fashion web sites by time, period, culture and fashion designer. Coverage is worldwide.
  • Popular Culture: Resources for Critical Analysis
    This site was created by Professor T. V. Reed as part of the course American Popular Culture taught at Washington State University. "The website provides resources for the critical analysis of popular culture in the US, including the impact of that culture beyond national borders. Resources include sites on various forms of popular culture including music, film, television, advertising, sports, fashion, toys, magazines and comic books, and the medium in which this message moves, cyberculture. The site focuses on issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, cultural imperialism and censorship, as shaped by and reflected in various mass media."
Books -- Sample of suggested titles Additional Resources
  • Berg Fashion Library Authentication Required
    A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Berg journals including the highly prestigious Fashion Theory -- Textile:The Journal of Cloth and Culture -- and Fashion Practice:The Journal of Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry will also be fully cross-searchable within the Berg Fashion Library where institutions already subscribe to them.
Related Guides
  • Clothing and Textiles
    This subject covers: the history, aesthetics, design, analysis, production, marketing , and social aspects of textile and apparel products. Other related topics are: Art & Art History, Design (General Aspects), Interior Design, and Retail Merchandising.
  • History, United States
    This subject covers: political, economic, social, industrial and cultural history of the United States. Other related topics are: Economics (general aspects); Political Science (general aspects); Politics, United States; and Sociology (general aspects).
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