Family and Local History: Journals and Magazines

How to Find Journals and Magazines

The H. Furlong Baldwin Library subscribes to approximately 220 journals, magazines, and newsletters, mostly relating to history and genealogy. For many of the journals, the library has subscribed since publication began. In addition the library has issues of more than 400 other periodicals.

Current Issues

These are listed in the Library Catalog and are available to the public. To search for serials, include serial as a keyword or as media type. To check for the last issue received, from the results list, click first on the title of the serial desired, then click on the Copies tab at the top of the individual record.

Back Issues

These can be found in the stacks of the Main Reading Room. If the call number is CS71, F72 through F516, or MF, you should be able to find it on the main floor of the main reading room. Request other back issues at the reference desk in the main reading room.

Indexes to Periodicals

Many periodicals have their own indexes. In addition, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is available through HeritageQuest on the library’s public computers. It indexes many genealogical and local history journals to which the library subscribes.