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For secondary sources, use the databases on the First Year Seminar Subject Guide or other subject guides specific to your topic.


    Primary Sources: National Context

    The following are a selection of national media sources available in Trexler Library for the 1930s and/or 1960s.  The table indicates the publication titles, the format in which they are available, and the location in the library where they can be found.  This is not a complete list of available titles. 

    Publication Title Format Location Indexing Tools
    The Atlantic Paper 051 Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Business Week Microfilm Level A Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Commonweal Microfilm Level A Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Harper's Magazine Paper 051ha3 Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Life Microfilm Level A Readers' Guide Retrospective
    The Nation Paper and Microfilm 051 Readers' Guide Retrospective
    National Geographic Paper 910.5n1 Readers' Guide Retrospective
    National Review Microfilm Level A Readers' Guide Retrospective
    New Republic Paper and Microfilm 051 Readers' Guide Retrospective
    New York Times Microfilm Level A

    New York Times Index or

    New Yorker Paper and Microfilm 051n Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Newsweek Paper and Microfilm 051ne Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Time Microfilm Level A Readers' Guide Retrospective
    U.S. News and World Report Microfilm Level A Readers' Guide Retrospective

    More on Indexing Tools

    While it is possible to browse each publication individually, it may be more effective to use various indexing tools to search across the publications. 

    Readers' Guide Retrospective
    Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States for the period 1890-1982.  Most of the above titles, except for the New York Times, are indexed in Readers' Guide Retrospective
    LOCATION: Online
    NOTE: A print version of this index, known as the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, is also available at 051 R286g

    New York Times Index
    The New York Times has its own index, called the New York Times Index, but is also searchable online through the New York Times website. 
    PRINT LOCATION: 071.471 N532y1


      Primary Sources: Muhlenberg Context

      Ciarla (Yearbooks)
      Call number 378.748 M952c

      Muhlenberg Weekly (Newspaper)
      Call number 371.897m2


        Citing Your Sources

        For information on why to cite your sources and how to avoid plagiarism, see the Get Started with Library Research: Cite Sources guide. 

        For information on various citation styles, see: Trexler Library Citation Guides


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