"Little" Magazines

Fall 2011

Listed in: English, as ENGL-397; Jennifer M. Acker (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Full Text

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Alternative Press Index (1969 to present)
Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
Extensive collection of critical essays and biographical information on contemporary authors.

Left Index (1982 to present)
Provides access to the diversity of literature on the left with a primary emphasis on politics and culture.

Searchable full-text archives for 17 periodicals (Harper's, Commonweal, Dissent, the New Yorker, the National Review, and more) known for commentaries and reviews on politics, culture, and the arts.

Full-text backfiles of over a thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Project Muse Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers.

ProQuest Search (beta)
A metasearch of our 51 ProQuest databases; might be useful for less-known editors or journals, but be sure to sort results by relevance.


Literature Resource Center
Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.

Biography in Context
Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.

Book Review Digest (1908 to present)
Reviews of English-language fiction and nonfiction books from U. S., Canadian, and British periodicals.

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
300 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, schools, and movements.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide.

American National Biography
Information on over 17,400 men and women.

LunaPark Review
A compilation of reviews and excerpts from a variety of literary magazines.

New Pages
News, information, and guides to literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels and bookstores, and more.

Duotrope's Digest
Online directory of magazines that includes viewer-added information about submitters' experiences.

Poets & Writers Literary Magazines database
Editorial policies, submission guidelines, and contact information for more than 500 magazines.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses
The service organization for independent publishers.

American literary magazines: the twentieth century, ed. Edward E. Chielens Frost Reference / PN4877 .A433 1992

Full Text Collections

Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspapers Collection, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Times of India, and Washington Post.

LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.

Modernist Journals Project
Digital editions of culturally significant magazines from around the early 20th century.