Mining the Bound Periodicals Section
April 6, 2009 6:40 PM Subscribe
What hidden gems can I find in the periodicals archive of my library?
posted by Rinku to writing & language (15 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
My campus library has an enormous bound periodicals section that covers half of an entire floor. A good portion of it is archives of academic journals in subjects I'm not very interested in, but I feel like in all those shelves there have to be journals that will appeal to the average, non-technical reader.
I've read some of the archives of Poetry (the title was so wonderfully self-explanatory) and everything that's there of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. (Just a few issues, unfortunately.) I also found a few volumes of Mother Earth News from the early seventies that were amusing for their overwhelming hippiedom, but everything else that I pull off the shelf at random seems to be some kind of German law journal.
What interesting or unique magazines or journals might I find squirreled away? I'm interested in anything as long as it's readable and doesn't require in-depth knowledge of a certain subject.