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Through an innovative partnership, ProQuest and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a consortium of North American universities, colleges and independent research libraries, are offering full-color, digital access to a broad range of American periodicals. American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries contains full text and full-color scans of journal content that can be cross-searched with American Periodicals Series Online, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, and many other leading collections from ProQuest. Now complete, American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries contains nearly three million pages.

This is a full-text resource that spans the 19th century through the dawn of the 20th century. The collection contains special interest and general magazines, labor and trade publications, scientific and literary journals, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. Key titles include:

  • American Annual of Photography
  • The Craftsman
  • Electrical Age
  • Hampton's Magazine
  • The Labor Journal
  • Popular Science
  • Woman's Protest Against Woman Suffrage

Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.

Cross search American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries and ProQuest Historical Newspapers!

Customers of American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries and any or all of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers can expand their research coverage by seamlessly searching across American magazines and journals and these important newspapers of record.

Accessing American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries
American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is available on the ProQuest platform, where users benefit from a powerful and easy-to-navigate search environment that is cross-searchable with other ProQuest resources for a more powerful set of results. A clean and engaging look guides users of all levels through basic and advanced searches.

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is suitable for all types of researchers, whether online novices or information professionals. The complete ASCII text in the American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries (including tables of contents) is searchable by keywords and Boolean operators. Articles are linked to the corresponding page images, which are downloadable in Adobe® PDF.

The ProQuest interface is OpenURL-compliant for both inbound and outbound linking. This capability allows users to access articles or publications from their other electronic resources. Create links to a variety of resources including:

  • E-Journals
  • Document delivery services
  • Link resolvers
  • Your library's OPAC
  • A to Z list providers such as Serials Solutions
  • Free MARC records are available
  • Content Type: Historical Periodicals, Scholarly Journals, Trade Journals, Magazines
  • MARC Records: Yes
  • OpenURL Enabled: Yes

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