The Historical Periodicals Collection of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is currently available on trial basis. Described as “the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877,” the collection includes more than 7,600 magazines and journals with more than seven million digitized pages. The digitization of series 5 which extends coverage up to 1877 has just been completed.
Don’t miss the twelve collection overview essays which can be found on the lower right hand corner of the results screen via the Reference Shelf link. The essays discuss the research value of the AAS periodicals collection. Included are titles such as Doing Women’s History at the American Antiquarian Society and An Overview of the American Antiquarian Society Periodicals Collection. The essay on the periodical literature in the Revolutionary War Era includes detailed descriptions of selected periodicals.
The Publications link at the top of the search screen brings up a complete title list with publication start and end dates. Search results can be limited by types of publication, document and image. The collection is available on the familiar EBSCO platform.
The trial will run until April 2. Give the AAS Historical Periodicals Collection a try and let me know what you think. Your feedback is important. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments that you may have.