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This page describes older journals, magazines and newspapers in the library that document popular culture and gender studies. Articles provide primary documentation of prevailing views of the time period, and visual evidence of popular culture.
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Uses for Popular Culture and Gender Studies Research

  • Primary historical research
  • Set and clothing design in theatre for historical accuracy
  • Advertising and cultural norms (ex: portrayal of women and minorities, cigarettes)
  • Portrayal of women's roles and gender stereotypes within historical and cultural context
  • Portrayal of ethnic identity and stereotypes within historical and cultural context
  • Art and Design

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Do We Have a Specific Journal?

If you have a journal article citation, but don't know if we have that specific journal, or don't know where the journal is online or in print, search the Periodicals List.

Other Online Resources

  • The Nineteenth Century in Print
    This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress.

Popular Culture / Gender Studies Journals and Magazines

Browse through these historic journals to find primary documentation of popular culture and the role of women and minorities within society during a specific time period. To locate journals from the titles below, search for the journal title in the Periodicals List link in the "Do We Have a Specific Journal" box on the left.

  • American Home
    Print: 1942-1977.
    Architecture and design.
  • American Magazine
    Print: 1930-1955
  • Atlantic and Atlantic Monthly
    Print: 6 years ago to Present. Online: 1857-1901, 1983-Present.
    Current events.
  • Better Homes and Gardens
    Print: 1944-Present.
    Depictions of home life, decorations, women's roles.
  • Christian Century
    Print: 1943-Present. Online: 1946-Present.
    Christianity and culture.
  • Christianity Today
    Print: 1956-Present. Online: 1990-Present.
    Christianity and culture.
  • Commonweal
    Print: 1930-Present. Online: 1990-Present.
    Lay Catholicism and culture.
  • Current Biography
    Print: 1941-Present.
    Biographies of important people in society.
  • Current History
    Print: 1941-Present. Online: 2000-Present.
  • Ebony
    Print: 1964-Present. Online: 1985-Present.
    African-American culture.
  • Foreign Affairs
    Print: 6 years ago to Present. Online: 1922-Present.
  • Good Housekeeping
    Print: 1934-Present. Online: 1996-Present.
    Depicts home life and roles of women in society.
  • Harpers Magazine
    Print: 1860-1863, 1894-1896, 1940-Present. Online: 1850-1899, 1992-2007.
    Current events.
  • House Beautiful
    Print: 1970-Present. Online: 1990-Present.
    Popular Culture, Decorating.
  • Hygeia
    Print: 1926-1950.
    American Medical Association. Public health.
  • Jet
    Print: 1989-Present. Online: 1996-Present.
    African-American culture.
  • Journal of Home Economics
    Online: 1909-1993.
  • Ladies' Home Journal
    Print: 1965-Present.
    Role of women in society.
  • Life
    Print: 1936-1972, 1978-2000. Online: 1993-2000.
    Current Events.
  • McCall's
    Print: 1965-2001.
    Role of women in society.
  • Ms
    Print: 1996-Present. Online: 1988-Present.
    Role of women and feminism in society.
  • National Geographic
    Ethnic and culture studies.
  • Nation
    Print: 1865-Present. Online: 1975-Present.
    Current Events.
  • Nature Magazine
    Print: 1923-1959.
    Popular science.
  • New York Times
    Online: 1857-Present.
  • Newsweek
    Print: 1939-2012. Online: 1990-Present.
    Current events, News.
  • Popular Science
    1965-Present. Online: 2001-Present.
  • Redbook
    Online: 1996-Present.
    Role of women in society.
  • Rolling Stone
    Print: 1989-Present. Online: 1990-Present.
    Popular music.
  • Saturday Evening Post
    Print: 1951-Present. Online: 1931-Present.
    Current events, Literature.
  • Scientific American
    Print: 1845-1859, 1927-Present. Online: 1846-1869, 2005-Present.
    Popular science.
  • Sports Illustrated
    Print: 1960-Present. Online: 1992-Present.
    Athletics in society. Depictions of women in sport.
  • Survey and Survey Graphic
    Print: 1939-1948.
  • Time
    Print: 1923-Present. Online: 1923-Present
    Current events, News.
  • US News & World Report
    Online: 1990-2010.
    Current events, News.
  • Vanity Fair
    Print: 1913-1936.
    Popular culture.
  • Vital Speeches of the Day
    Online: 1934-Present.
    Current events.

Search Databases and Indexes

Search these databases to find articles from magazines or journals about popular culture and gender studies. In particular, the Readers Guide database allows you to search for magazine articles that were popular in the past.

  • Reader's Guide Retrospective  
    Comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States reflecting history and culture.
  • GenderWatch  
    A full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and NGO, government and special reports.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch  
    An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective Index  
    Periodical coverage includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Content from H.W. Wilson's International Index is also included.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text  
    Informative abstracts for more than 590 'core' coverage journals dating back to 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from more than 500 'priority' coverage journals as well as 1,040 'selective' coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources is included.
  • PsycINFO  
       • Search PsycArticles for full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • JSTOR  
    Complete back runs of core scholarly journals beginning with the first issues and continuing to within 3-5 years of the present.
  • New York Times (Historical, 1851-2010)
  • Book Review Digest  
    Excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Citations with excerpts of reviews of juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language are included.
  • ATLAS (Religion Index)  
    Indexes more than 12,000 articles, essays and book reviews from more than 525 international journals in religion and related fields.

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