American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

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US periodicals from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, on a wide variety of topics.
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1691 to 1877
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This collection includes thousands of periodical titles from 1691 through 1877 from the American Antiquarian Society. Subject coverage is broad in scope covering many aspects of American life during this time period, such as agriculture, entertainment, politics, literature, fashion, and family life.

Access to the content of this material is through the regular EBSCOhost interface, allowing basic keyword searching and advanced searching of multiple fields (such as author, title, subject, source, etc.) combined with Boolean operators, with limits such as publication type, published date, document type, number of pages, whether it has illustrations, and publication title.

Laurier Library has provided access to series 1 through 5 since April 2016. Here are links and date ranges for each of the separate series':

Subjects covered:
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Analysis and Social Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Media and Journalism
  • Film Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Health Studies
  • History
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Law and Society
  • North American Studies
  • Political Science
  • Religion and Culture
  • Social Justice
  • Social Justice and Community Engagement
  • Social Work
  • Social and Environmental Justice
  • Sociology
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Youth and Children's Studies
Alternate titles:
  • AAS Historical Periodicals Collection