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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Making of America Journals

Axe Library is now providing access to the Making of America journal collection, a collaborative open access effort between Cornell University and University of Michigan. The Cornell University's Making of America website notes that the collection is a "digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction."

The Making of America journal collection contains digitized pages of the journals and allows searching and viewing of the texts online. The collection is rich in education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, science, and technology and contains over 100,000 articles from the mid 19th to the early 20th century.

The portion of the Making of America journal collection at Cornell University contains the full text of the following journals:

The American Missionary (1878-1901)
The American Whig Review (1845-1852)
The Atlantic Monthly (1857-1886)
The Bay State Monthly (1884-1886)
The Century (1881-1899)
The Continental Monthly (1862-1864)
The Galaxy (1866-1878)
Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1850-1899)
The International Monthly Magazine (1850-1852)
The Living Age (1844-1900)
Manufacturer and Builder (1869-1894)
The New England Magazine (1886-1900)
The New-England Magazine (1831-1835)
New Englander (1843-1892)
The North American Review (1815-1900)
The Old Guard (1863-1867)
Punchinello (1870)
Putnam's Monthly (1853-1870)
Scientific American (1846-1869)
Scribner's Magazine (1887-1896)
Scribner's Monthly (1870-1881)
The United States Democratic Review (1837-1859)

The portion of the collection available at University of Michigan contains the full text of the following journals:

American Jewess (1895-1899)
Appletons' Journal (1872-1881)
Appletons' Journal of Literature, Science and Art (1869-1872)
Biblical Repertory (Philadelphia, Pa.) (1833-1834)
Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review (1838-1871)
Biblical Repertory and Theological Review (1830-1832)
Biblical Repertory and Theological Review (1835-1837)
Catholic World (1865-1901)
De Bow's Commercial Review of the South & West (1846-1850)
DeBow's Review (1853-1869)
DeBow's Review of the Southern and Western States (1850-1852)
Garden and Forest (1888-1897)
Journal of the United States Association of Iron Workers (1880-1891)
Ladies' Repository (Cincinnatti, Oh.) (1841-1876)
Old Guard (New York, N.Y.) (1863-1867)
Overland Monthly (1868-1900)
Presbyterian Quarterly and Princeton Review (1872-1877)
Princeton Review (1878-1882)
Southern and Western Literary Messenger (1846-1847)
Southern Literary Messenger (1834-1835)
Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond, Va.) (1848-1864)
Southern Quarterly Review (1842-1857)
Vanity Fair (1860-1862)

According to the website at Cornell University, plans are underway to integrate the two parts of the collection in order to provide access to over 1.5 million page images from a single point.

The Cornell University's website for the collection emphasizes that the project ". . . represents a major collaborative endeavor to preserve and make accessible through digital technology a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure." It will also be a significant important addition to Axe Library's collections in art, history, social sciences, technology, and religion.

To access the Making of America Journals Collection, go to the Library's website at and click on "Serials Solutions." Type in the journal name and a link to the online content will be displayed. In addition, you may link to the online content if you are in another database and click on "Article Linker" or "360 Link."

Please call ext. 4884 or 4894 if you have questions or comments about the Making of America Journals Collection.

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