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Prof. Murdoch's courses: A research guide

A guide to resources for research assignments in Prof. Murdoch's courses

Newspapers and Magazines at VC Library are in several formats

VC Library's collection of British and international periodicals, i.e. newspapers and magazines, is extensive. Some are available digitally, some on microfilm, and some in print. Some print periodicals are shelved in the Periodical Room on the second floor of the Main Library, others are housed in the Special Collections and Archives Library on the lower floor of the Main Library.  Items outside of Special Collections can be accessed whenever the Library is open. To view items in Special Collections, email to schedule an appointment.

Magazines are also included in many of the Archival Collection databases. Search for any individual newspaper or magazine title in Journals, a button in the yellow box on the library webpage. 



Titles in Print or Microfilm

This is a sampling of the holdings of news periodicals and popular magazines

The Lancet Microfilm 739 1823-1937 (use Science Direct database as an index)

Punch AP101.8 1842-1992

Contemporary Review AP4.C76 1866-current

Fortnightly Review AP4.F7 1865-1934

Freeman's Journal (Dublin) 1806-1902 microfilm 1048

The Spectator AP4.S7 1874-current

Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine AP4.B6 1817-1905

The Cornhill Magazine AP4.C8 1860-1888

The Westminster Review AP4.W5 1824-1914

Illustrated London News Microfilm 266 1842-1899

Pall Mall Gazette Microfilm 342 1876-1885

Poor Man's Guardian Microfilm 155 1831-1835

The Times (London) Microfilm 1023 1785-current

Manchester Guardian Folio AP4.M27 1914-1919