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Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature delivers comprehensive indexing of 300 of the most popular and important periodicals published in the United States and Canada, thereby indexing articles about topics of current and historical interest. It offers high school and college students, teachers, public library patrons and researchers of all kinds an easy-to-use index to a broad range of general interest popular magazines.
The Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature provides a smaller, more affordable subset of Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. It delivers comprehensive indexing of 72 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Search methods include Subject Access, Author Access, and Cross-References. This edition features complete indexing of the most popular magazines in libraries today, as well as subscription information for each magazine indexed. Offers complete bibliographic information for each article cited. This title also includes complete subscription information for each magazine indexed.
This concise sourcebook takes the guesswork out of locating the best sources of data, a process more important than ever as the data landscape grows increasingly cluttered. Much of the most frequently used data can be found free online, and this book shows readers how to look for it with the assistance of user-friendly tools. This thoroughly annotated guide will be a boon to library staff at public libraries, high school libraries, academic libraries, and other research institutions, with concentrated coverage of: Data sources for frequently researched subjects such as agriculture, the earth sciences, economics, energy, political science, transportation, and many more; The basics of data reference along with an overview of the most useful sources, focusing on free online sources of reliable statistics like government agencies and NGOs; Statistical datasets, and how to understand and make use of them; How to use article databases, WorldCat, and subject experts to find data; Methods for citing data; Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) software. This guide cuts through the data jargon to help librarians and researchers find exactly what they're looking for.
The literary magazine The New Age brought together a diverse set of intellectuals. Against the backdrop of the First World War, they chose to write about more than modernist art and aesthetics. By closely reading and contextualizing their contributions, Paul Jackson's study explores a variety of political and philosophical responses to modernity. Jackson demonstrates the need to interpret modernisms not merely as an aesthetic phenomena,but as inherently linked to politics and philosophy. By placing the writing of a canonical modernist, Wyndham Lewis, against a figure usually excluded from the canon, H.G. Wells, Jackson's study further examines wartime modernisms that embraced socialist and political views. This study provides the first close analysis of cultural contributions from The New Age, tracing the radical, modernist debates that developed in its pages.
Welsh Periodicals in English celebrates the contribution of English-language periodicals to the careers of Welsh writers (from Lewis Morris to Owen Sheers) and to the practice of their editors (from Charles Wilkins (1882) to Emily Trahair (2012)). These periodicals have helped to create an active Anglophone public sphere in Wales and continue to stimulate discussion on a wide range of topics: tensions between tradition and continuity; the role of magazines in developing new writers; gender issues; relations with Welsh-language journals; the involvement of the periodicals in social and political issues, and their contribution to cultural developments in Wales. A detailed study of the design, content and editorial practice of the periodicals is illuminated by discussions with living editors, and the book concludes with a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary productions and a comparison with their successful equivalents in Ireland.
After more than four decades of research covering over 600 journals spanning 200 years, this is the final installment of William Hupper's An Index to English Periodical Literature on the Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Volume IX contains an author and subject index to the previous eight volumes and also includes indexes on Greek and Hebrew words, other foreign words, Biblical Citations, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, a Cuneiform Sign List, Museum Registration numbers, and new journal citations not included in the other volumes. This unique bibliography covers many obscure and older journals that have not been previously indexed and gives the reader fast and easy access to the material listed, making it ideal for theology students and professors.
The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and it reaches millions more with its spin-off books and The Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to figure out just what makes the Onion so truthful and insightful. Are the Onion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does the Onion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone's so dumb, how come so many Onion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?
It isn't often in this highly technological environment that a new reference book sees the light of day and becomes an instant classic. Balay's Early Periodical Indexes is such a work. It is the most comprehensive guide available to the indexing of periodical literature from the 16th century until the end of the 19th century. The material itself is widely scattered and difficult to find, and until now there has been no systematic way to even identify it. This extraordinarily useful tool lists and describes titles in a wide range of disciplines. Balay has included indexes published prior to 1900 that are restricted to periodicals (such as Poole's), and those published later (such as Wellesley), as well as serial and topical bibliographies citing publications in all formats-and he explains the relationships among them. The scope is limited to European languages. Electronic databases, both Web-based and CD-ROMs, are included. Four indexes-author, title, topical subjects, and dates of coverage-provide access. This is a landmark resource, one that will become a familiar sight in every research library.
In the fourth volume of his widely acclaimed History of American Magazines (volumes two and three of which received the Pulitzer Prize), Frank Mott carries his story into the first years of our century. By means of analysis and of lively quotation from the magazines themselves, the author shows the changes in the social, political, and economic life of the times in America, the movements in ideas and taste, and the developments of popular interests. This is the period when the Saturday Evening Post, the Ladies Home Journal, Collier's, Cosmopolitan, and National Geographic came into prominence, and their development-in terms of management, policies, personalities-is treated in full by Mott. More than thirty other magazines are surveyed in separate chapters, and hundreds of others are given shorter treatment. The first few chapters are devoted to a consideration of the outstanding elements in the over-all development of American magazines, such as advertising and illustrations. One of the most important aspects of this two-decade period was the advent of the highly successful ten-cent illustrated monthly in the middle nineties. This interfered with the calm and stately progress of such older thirty-five cent magazines as The Century, Harper's, and The Atlantic. Ensuing chapters deal with magazines in the special fields, and in each case the periodicals themselves are integrated with the background movements. Thus, in addition to magazines mentioned above, Mott is concerned with periodicals about literature, the graphic arts, foreign interests, drama, music, education, religion, philosophy, science, medicine, engineering, construction, transportation, agriculture, law, banking, advertising, women's activities, sports, humor, and hobbies.
The first volume of this work, covering the period from 1741-1850, was issued in 1931 by another publisher, and is reissued now without change, under our imprint. The second volume covers the period from 1850 to 1865; the third volume, the period from 1865 to 1885. For each chronological period, Mr. Mott has provided a running history which notes the occurrence of the chief general magazines and the developments in the field of class periodicals, as well as publishing conditions during that period, the development of circulations, advertising, payments to contributors, reader attitudes, changing formats, styles and processes of illustration, and the like. Then in a supplement to that running history, he offers historical sketches of the chief magazines which flourished in the period. These sketches extend far beyond the chronological limitations of the period. The second and third volumes present, altogether, separate sketches of seventy-six magazines, including The North American Review, The Youth's Companion, The Liberator, The Independent, Harper's Monthly, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Puck. The whole is an unusual mirror of American civilization.