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Finding Magazines before 1990: A-Z List of Magazines

This guide will help students find full text for older issues of magazines

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Caution often will only take you to a subset of the years we have available.  Look under "Availability / Holdings" to find them all.

Finding a Print Magazine

Print magazines & journals ("bound" periodicals -  a hardcover binding, like a book, containing a year, more of less, of issues) are mostly shelved on the Second floor of Roy O. West library, in alphabetical order by title.

Microfilm & microfiche are in grey filing cabinets near the back of the Main floor. Computers near them have microfilm & fiche scanners & software. Please ask for help using them! 

Music & Science titles are in those libraries, as noted.

Types of Online Full-Text

Full-text for magazines online comes in two formats, .pdf and .html. 

A .pdf file is the equivalent of a photocopy of an article, while a .html file just contains the text itself, and generally does not include any images in the article.

To find images, you will either need a .pdf file or the actual magazine. If you are looking for advertisements, they often are not included in digital files, and need to be located in the print magazine.

Magazines Available

DePauw's libraries have these magazines, which are written for the general public. Many have a specific audience or focus. Trade publications, written for professionals in a specific field, are not included in this list.