Periodical Indexes in Print

There are some periodical indexes and related materials which are published in several formats -- print, online and sometimes cd-rom. Some only exist in one format. Libraries may own or have access to several format types. This bibliography includes print indexes which are found in the Busse Library. Some include periodicals not found in our online indexes and databases. Most index periodicals are also indexed on the electronic products. All are useful, especially when the computers are down or the World Wide Web is particularly slow. Ask a Reference Librarian for advice on use of the print indexes.

 

ART INDEX
Art is defined to include film, photography, architecture, landscape design as well as two and three dimensional studio art works and art history. It indexes more than 230 periodicals and museum publications. The periodicals indexed are listed in the front of each issue. Persons and subjects are indexed.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC INDEX
Includes citations to bibliographies of information about subjects, persons and places. Most of the bibliographies are in book or booklet form though some of the bibliographies cited are in periodicals. This is a useful source for older material because of the time lag in publication. Each issue concentrates on bibliographies produced in the preceding five years. A list of the periodicals with their abbreviations appears in the front.

BIOGRAPHY INDEX
Citations to biographies in general periodicals and some books are included. It is a good starting place for detailed information about persons, living or dead, as it is comprehensive. The periodicals cited are listed in full at the front of each issue.

BOOK REVIEW DIGEST
Reviews of English language books sold in the USA and Canada are cited. Only books with at least two (non-fiction) or three (fiction) reviews are included. Excerpts from the reviews are printed for each author. There is a subject and title index to the citations and excerpts.

CATHOLIC PERIODICAL & LITERATURE INDEX
As its title states, this indexes approximately 140 Catholic periodicals and selected book titles. It has a detailed subject heading index.

EDUCATION INDEX
Over 350 education journals are indexed. Allied fields such as linguistics and library science are also included. It also indexes some book reviews.

ESSAY & GENERAL LITERATURE INDEX
This is an author and subject index to essays published in collections. Subjects included are: philosophy, religion, social and political science, economics, law, education, linguistics, science, the arts, literature and history. It also indexes individual essays found in Festschriften (a collection of writings presented to a person to honor him/her).

HUMANITIES INDEX
Extensive indexing of periodicals in the arts and humanities is done with authors and subjects in one alphabetical arrangement. It includes: feature articles, obituaries, bibliographies, works of fiction, poetry, drama and reviews of plays, operas, ballets, dance, musicals, films, videos, TV and radio. It is a good source for critical thought on the contemporary scene.

NEW YORK TIMES INDEX
This print index is the guide to the New York Times on microfilm. The entries include names, geographical locations, issues, and all manner of subjects. Its completeness makes it useful in following the progress of an issue or event over time. The stories published in this newspaper also give an indication of the time period in which stories appeared in other newspapers around the country. It provides the date, section, page and column location of each article. Busse Library has the NYT on microfilm from 1960 onward.

19TH CENTURY READERS' GUIDE TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE
Some of the periodicals indexed are still in existence. Many issues of importance today were also written about in the 19th century. Articles may be ordered through Interlibrary Loan.

READERS' GUIDE TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE
This most familiar of indexes provides direction to authors and subjects found in general interest periodicals. It is regarded as among the easiest to use. Citations, cross references, and the complete names of periodicals in the citation contribute to this. It is especially useful for contemporary societal issues.

RELIGIOUS AND THEOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS
This index and abstract publication is divided into four main categories: biblical, theological, historical, and practical. Within these are sections on world religions, religion and culture, and sociology. Many of the journals are not commonly indexed by other indexing services. Use this to add another dimension to your search for information.

SOCIAL SCIENCES INDEX
Periodicals in the fields of anthropology, community health and medicine, economics, geography, international relations, law, criminology & police science, political science, psychology and psychiatry, public administration, sociology and social work and other related subjects are indexed. Selected book reviews in these fields are also indexed.

SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH & ABSTRACTS
This unusual periodical includes full text short research articles and abstracts of previously published articles on social work and related fields. A typical issue will have five or six articles and 400 abstracts. Both a subject and an author index to the abstracts is provided.

WILDLIFE REVIEW
Wildlife and related literatures are indexed. Subject areas include conservation, wildlife, mammals, carnivores, birds, amphibians and reptiles, with sub-headings. Author, geographical, subject, and specialized systemic indexes for mammals, birds and amphibians/reptiles are provided. There are usually several book reviews.