Historical Periodical Indexes

Find accounts of a time period by using print and online periodical indexes. The following index older periodicals:

International Index to Periodicals 1923-1952 AI3 .R49 2nd Floor Ref
New York Times Index 1851-present AI3 .R496 2nd Floor Ref
Periodical Contents Index 1750-1995  
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature 1802-1906 AI3 .P7 2nd Floor Ref
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-present AI3 .R48 2nd Floor Ref

Note that Hekman Library owns a number of periodicals in hard copy that date back to the early 20th century (including popular U.S. magazines such as Life or Time). These print versions provide invaluable access to advertisements, photography, and other “ephemeral” historical material.

If your event is more recent, also see our Guide for Finding Newspaper Articles.