- 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
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.
Browse Individual Titles
- Women's Magazine Archive
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)
Search for the title on homepage to see if we have the title in print, microfilm or electronically.
- Vogue Archive
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 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
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
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
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)
Finding Analysis and Secondary Sources
Wilson Library Microfilm 3162 (1922-1960+)
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.
- Project Muse
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.
- Communication and Mass Media Complete
Find academic journal articles on topics in mass media, film, television, marketing, and communications in business, health, and other communication studies.
- 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.
Books -- Sample of suggested titles
- 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."
- 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
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- 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
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