American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

American Periodicals, from the Center for Research Libraries, comes to the Evanston Public Library through a generous donation by the Malkinson Family.  American Periodicals contains digitized, full text copies of 387 publications spanning the 19th century through the dawn of the 20th century. The collection contains special interest and general magazines, labor and trade publications, scientific and literary journals, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. Key titles include: American Annual of Photography; The Craftsman; Electrical Age; Hampton’s Magazine;The Labor Journal; Popular Science; Woman’s Protest Against Woman Suffrage; and many more.

Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.  For more information, or for help using  American Periodicals, please call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630, or use the online chat whenever the library is open.


Chicago Defender

Contains the full text of the Defender from 1989 to the present.


Chicago Defender Historical Archives

The Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce a new online history resource aimed at expanding the public’s knowledge of local and African American history. The Chicago Defender, one of the most respected and well–known black news sources, chronicles decades of events and stories relevant to Chicago and Evanston’s African American community. Now, Evanston residents have direct access to the early and mid-century Chicago Defender issues online.

The complete full text of this legendary paper, from 1910-1975, including every obituary, photo, advertisement and article, is available to any Evanston resident with a library card.
For any questions, please email hnorborg@cityofevanston.org or call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630.






FirstSearch

Gateway to several periodical databases and library catalogs, including OCLC’s WorldCat catalog of library holdings nationwide.


Illinois Periodicals Online

Searchable full-text of Illinois Issues, Illinois History, Illinois Municipal Review, Illinois Parks and Recreation, and other magazines published by the State of Illinois.


Literary Reference Center Plus

Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and full-text essays from leading publishers. Also includes literary reference books and monographs; cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines; book reviews from the most prestigious publications; poems from hundreds of sources; short stories, classic texts, author interviews and much more.