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Magazines - Women's Interest Periodicals

There are many magazines in the Pratt Periodicals Department which address the needs of women -- from advice for working moms to information about women's health.  Academic journals which publish feminist literary criticism, articles about women's legal rights, and feminist scholarship on religion can also be found in the Department.
Essence
Essence
Published monthly, Essence calls itself "the preeminent lifestyle magazine for today's African-American woman." It covers health, beauty, fashion, sex, money, and celebrity. Pratt holds current and recent issues of this title in paper and issues back to 1970 on microfilm. It is also full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases. Essence is indexed in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, which is held by the Periodicals Department.
 
Heart & Soul
Heart & Soul
H&S is a bimonthly health and fitness magazine addressed to African-American women.  While H&S emphasizes physical health, it also contains tips on maintaining "fiscal fitness" and emotional health. H&S is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases. Pratt has carried the title in paper since Dec/Jan 2007-08. 
 
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
J of FSR is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Indiana University Press. According to its editors, "[J of FSR] is a channel for the publication of feminist scholarship in religion and a forum for discussion and dialogue among women and men of differing feminist perspectives....Its editors are committed to rigorous thinking and analysis in the service of the transformation of religious studies as a discipline and the feminist transformation of religious and cultural institutions."  Pratt holds this title in paper back to 1985.  It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databasesJ of FSR is indexed in MLA International Bibliography, which is held by the Humanities Department.
 
Latina
Latina
Latina is an English-language lifestyle magazine addressed to women of Latino ethnicity.  It covers beauty, fashion, celebrity, music, food, and offers advice about money, career, and childrearing.  Latina is published monthly except for combined issues in June/July and December/January. Pratt holds the current three years of this title.
 
Ms.
Ms.
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First appearing in 1971 as a one-time insert in New York Magazine, Ms. has been published as a regular magazine since 1972. Co-founded by feminist Gloria Steinem, the magazine is currently published by the Feminist Majority Foundation.  According to its Website, "Ms. was the first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public."  Ms. holds this title in paper back to 1972. It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases. Ms. is indexed in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, which is held by the Periodicals Department.
 
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
Founded and first edited by Germaine Greer in 1981-1982, TSWL reflects Greer's interest in "the rehabilitation of women's literary history."  It is published twice a year by the University of Tulsa. According to its Website, "TSWL is an unequalled archive for those with writing and research interest in women's literature and feminist criticism; it was for some time the only academic journal in the world regularly publishing essays by major international scholars on women's writing."  Pratt holds this title in paper back to 1982. Vol. 1 - Vol .22.1 of this title is indexed by author on the Web.
 
Women in Business
Women in Business
WB is a bimonthly publication of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA).  It covers strategies for career success and other topics of interest to women in business. It also serves as a channel for communication of news from ABWA to its members. Pratt holds this title in paper back to 1985.  It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases.
 
Women's Rights Law Reporter
Women's Rights Law Reporter
WRLR publishes articles, comments, review essays, book reviews, and bibliographies on areas of law affecting sex discrimination and women's rights. The journal is published quarterly by students at the Rutgers University School of Law. It was founded in 1970 by now-Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and feminist activists, legal workers and law students. After first being published independently in New York City, it moved to Rutgers in 1972 and became formally affiliated with the Rutgers School of Law in 1974. Pratt holds this title in paper back to 1979.  It is indexed in Index to Legal Periodicals (Periodicals Department), Current Law Index (Social Science and History Department), PAIS (Periodicals Department), Sociological Abstracts (Periodicals Department), and Alternative Press Index (Periodicals Department).
 
Working Mother
Working Mother
Published 8 times a year, WM targets working mothers with tips on balancing work and family, on achieving career success, and on health, beauty, and style. Pratt holds the current 5 years of this title in paper. It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases. WM is indexed in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, which is held by the Periodicals Department.
 
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