Periodicals Department Collection and State Library Resources

What We Have

The Periodicals Department maintains an in-depth, retrospective collection of newspapers, journals, and magazines in paper, microfilm, and online full-text formats.

Newspapers: A collection of current and historical newspapers. 

Journals & Magazines: Access to over 7,000 journals and magazines. 

Indexes to Periodicals: Indexes to journals, magazines, newspapers, obituaries, and book reviews. 

Useful Links: Links to Web sites with information useful to Periodicals Department customers.


In Case You Missed this Database

Which journals and magazines does Pratt hold in electronic format?  Find out by using the Pratt Electronic News Stand.  Search by subject or on a particular title. The Pratt Electronic News Stand is a kind of one-stop free shopping trip that will take you right to the full-text of your title!  As well as being able to access all Pratt database content, Pratt Electronic News Stand users can now find pre-1923 JSTOR U.S. journal content and pre-1870 JSTOR International journal content for free.



Periodicals by Subject


African American Interest Periodicals 


African-American Interest Magazines and Journals

More Subjects...

Search by Subject for Periodicals in our Databases  


Spotlight On. . . 

Orion Nov/Dec 2011 


Orion combines top-notch nature writing and photography with reporting on current environmental issues. In 2010, it won the Utne Independent Press Award for General Excellence. 


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How-To Guides

A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Periodicals Department

Finding and Evaluating Electronic News Sources

Finding Scholarly Articles

How to Document Your Sources

How to Research Controversial Public Issues

Periodicals in Research: A Guide for Library Users

Submitting Poetry for Publication in Little Magazines


The Periodicals Department has resources which can help you research your family tree.  

Family Tree Diagram 



Resources for Research


 Puck Magazine  

Humor Magazines in the Pratt Retrospective Collection


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Featured List

Best 20 Long Form Journalism Pieces of 2011 (

  Periodical's Grocery List
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