Trial access to magazine and periodical archives

The Library currently has trial access to 3 magazine and periodical archives, British Periodicals III and IV, News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive and Women’s Magazine Archive I and II. These give access to a wide range of full-text magazines from around the early 20th century onwards including The Tatler, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Chatelaine, Newsweek, The Sketch, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.

You can access all of these online resources via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends on 30th November 2016.
**Trial has now been extended until 31st December 2016**

Women’s Magazine Archive I and II


Women’s Magazine Archive comprises archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the twentieth century. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color, ensuring that the original print artefacts are faithfully reproduced and that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included. Titles include Chatelaine (1940-2005), Cosmopolitan (1965-1989), Essence (1970-1977), Good Housekeeping (1886-1932), Ladies’ Home Journal (1887-1954), Redbook (1903-2002) and Seventeen*.

News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive

news_policy_politics_magazine_archiveOffering full runs of 20th-century titles, in full-color, page-image format, News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive makes newly available and accessible these key sources, for which the archival print issues have not consistently been retained by libraries. Titles include Americas (1949-2012), Europe (1954-2002), NATO Review (1953-2001), New Internationalist (1973-2013), Newsweek (1933-2012) and UN Chronicle (1964-2012).

*The Library has now purchased access to the News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive. See New! News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive*

British Periodicals III and IV


British Periodicals Collections III and IV extend the scope of British Periodicals I-II by focusing on the first half of the twentieth century. They provide archival coverage of several of the leading magazines of the period, including titles from the prestigious stable of illustrated periodicals known as the “Great Eight” in the British publishing history. They are considered to be among the foremost popular periodicals of the period and were highly influential in their mix of news/politics, art, photography, literature and comedy/satire. Titles include Bystander (1903-1940), The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (1874-1970), The Sketch (1893-1959) and The Tatler (1901-1967).

Access via e-resources trials.
Access available until 30th November 2016.
**Trial has now been extended until 31st December 2016**

Feedback welcome.

The Library already subscribes to a variety of online resources that provide you with access to periodicals and magazines from different time periods, including American Periodicals, British Periodicals I and II, Country Life ArchiveHarper Bazaar’s Archive, Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals and Vogue Archive. You can access these and others via the Databases A-Z list.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

*Exact years available haven’t been advertised.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology


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