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Browse Collections of Magazines

  • American Periodicals Series Online
    Full-image and -text of hundreds of magazines published between 1741 and 1900.  These include:
    • American Ladies' Magazine; Containing Original Tales, Essays, Literary & Historical Sketches, Poetry, Criticism, Music, and a Great Variety of Matter Connected with Many Subjects of Importance and Interest (1834-1836)
    • Arthur's Lady's Home Magazine (1871-1872)
    • Cosmopolitan; a Monthly Illustrated MagazineThe Cosmopolitan; a Monthly Illustrated Magazine (1886-1907)
    • Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine (1854-1882; other dates also available under title variations)
    • Harper's Bazaar (1867-1912)
    • The Ladies' Companion, a Monthly Magazine; Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts (1834-1843)
    • Ladies Repository, and Gatherings of the West (1841-1848)
      Ladies' Wreath, a Magazine devoted to Literature, Industry and Religion (1846-1859) 
      The Toilet; a Weekly Collection of Literary Pieces, Principally Designed for the Amusement of Ladies (1801-1801) 

  • Making of America: CornellMichigan
    Full-image and -text of several of magazines published between 1837 and 1900. Titles include:
    • The American Missionary (1878 - 1901) [Cornell]
    • Putnam's Monthly (1853 - 1870) [Cornell]
    • American Jewess 1895-1899 [Michigan]
    • Ladies Repository 1841-1876 (3 series)

  • Hathi TrustHathi Trust Friedman JOMC 442/WMST 415 collection
    Full-image and text of varied women's magazines.  Browse the entire Hathi Trust collection and discover your own titles!  

Women's Periodicals in the United States -- Chronology

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Search for Articles, Advertisements in Magazines

Not all articles will be available online.  Use print version of journal or Interlibrary Loan to get the complete article.

  • Best Bet! Articles+
    Articles of all types, for all subjects. Search all electronic resources available at UNC. Includes articles from popular magazines in the 19th and 20th centuries. Limit results by date on the left to see older articles available online.

  • Reader's Guide Retrospective
    Articles from popular, general-interest periodicals such as Harpers, Newsweek, Saturday Review, and more. From the former Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. Covers articles published 1890-1982.

  • John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
    Advertisements, photographs, etc. that illustrate the history of advertising and marketing since 1800. See especially Ad*Access, which has over 7,000 advertisements in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. From Duke University.

Cite the Articles You Find

Chicago Manual of StyleFor your research in this course, you should cite primary and secondary sources according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. The print version of the Chicago Manual of Style is available at the Park Library (call number REFERENCE Z253 .C57) and you can also purchase an online version for $35 per year.

The manual itself has been affectionately referred to as "the doorstop" because of its bulk, so you may find helpful three versions of "Chicago lite." They are:

  1. Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 7th ed., revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and University of Chicago Press Staff. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).  Available in print at the Park Library (call number REFERENCE LB2369 .T8 2007).
  2. Purdue Online Writing Lab: Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition.
  3. Please note that the Chicago Manual of Style allows for two types of reference styles: 
    • the Author-Date System (in text) and 
    • the Documentary-Note Style (using footnotes or endnotes). You should use the Documentary-Note Style with footnotes or endnotes.

Contact Stephanie for additional help. You may want to use RefWorks or UNC's Citation Builder for help with citation style.

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