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Zimmerman's Research Guide


News - Newspapers & Magazines - Whole Issues

This section discusses various sources for getting whole issues when you know which newspaper or magazine you are looking for.

Current Issues: The easiest way to get the current issue of popular newspaper and/or magazine often is to buy it at a newsstand. Alternatively, you can buy the issue directly from the publisher, borrow it from a local library or read/copy it at a local library. And many publishers put the contents of the current issue on their websites.

Back Issues: To buy back issues of popular magazines contact a used magazine store such as Future Memories (800-660-0566), Avenue Victor Hugo Books (781-871-1787) and the others posted at www.trussel.com/books/magdeal.htm.

Alternatively, if you have access, you can get images of back issues of newspapers using ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Images of even older papers are available in the Library of Congress' Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers project, including papers from around 1880 through the 1930s.

Other Options: You may be able to buy back issues of newspapers and magazines directly from the publisher; borrow them from a local library; and/or read/copy issues at a local library.

For more information on buying and borrowing alternatives, see the separate entry for "Periodicals." For related entries, search "News" as a Subject.

See Also
Law Reviews and Law Journals
Publishers and Publishing

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