Periodicals Department Collection and State Library Resources

Indexes to Periodicals

Online Databases/Indexes

The library subscribes to online databases which index (and often contain the full text of) periodicals. Most databases are accessible from any Enoch Pratt Free Library branch. You may also access many of the databases from any home, office, or school computer by entering a valid Pratt Library Card number. Certain databases are available through Sailor  with any valid Maryland public library card.

 

Paper Indexes in the Periodicals Department

Although a few databases have good historical coverage, many databases cover only recent years. So while databases are often very helpful, there may be a need for using paper indexes, especially when doing historical research. 

GENERAL PERIODICAL INDEXES
Access 1975 - 2009
Alternative Press Index 1969 - 2013
Canadian Periodical Index 1938 - 1999
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature 1802 - 1906
Popular Periodical Index 1973 - 1990
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature 1900 -
Paper Indexes to Periodicals by Subject  
   
BOOK REVIEW INDEXES
Book Review Digest 1905 -
Book Review Index 1965 -
Current Book Review Citations 1976 - 1982
Index to Literature in The New Yorker  1925 - 1975
Kirkus Reviews Index 1948 - 1972
Library Journal Book Reviews 1967 - 1976
New York Review of Books Index 1963 - 1973
New York Times Book Review Index 1896 - 1970
NEWSPAPER INDEXES 
(Baltimore) Sun Indexes  1837 - 1959;
1983 -
Christian Science Monitor Index 1950 - 1995
Evening Sun Indexes  1910 - 1955;
1983 - 1995
(London) Times Index 1790 - 2006
New York Times Index 1851 - 2011
New York Times Personal Name Index 1851 - 2006
USA Today Index 1982 - 1995
Virginia Gazette Index 1736 - 1780
Washington Post Index 1971 - 1995
Editorials On File 1970 - 2000
   
OBITUARY INDEXES
New York Times Obituaries Index 1858 - 1978
Obituaries from the (London) Times  1951 - 1975
Obituaries on File