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JOUR 341: Journalism and the American Landscape

A guide to help you locate resources for your papers on the impact of journalism on history.

Print Periodicals Collections

Periodicals include popular magazines and newspapers, academic journals, and government documents. These resources can be used as examples of journalistic practice to be analyzed or support for your own reporting. Most of our print and microform periodicals collections can be found on the Ground Floor of Beeghly Library.

Click on these links to browse available print and online titles: 

  • Newspapers -- Titles from all around the world; includes New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
  • Magazines -- Titles from all around the world; includes transcripts from television news magazines like 60 Minutes

Here's a sampling of key titles:

The New York Times (on microform)

(1851 - present)


The New Yorker (in print)

The New Yorker (on microfilm)

(1946 - present)


The Nation (in print)

The Nation (on microfilm)

(1863 - present)


Time (in print)

Time (on microfilm)

(1923 - present)

Online Periodical Archives

Current News Databases

Periodicals in Special Collections

Our Special Collections, located on the 2nd Floor of Beeghly, houses several archival collections that include vintage periodicals that might be of interest in your research. 

Physical Collections

The OWU Historical Collections includes university publications like student newspapers and alumni magazines. You can make an appointment with the archivist to view physical copies of some titles.

From our Rare Books and Manuscripts collections we have: 

Digital Collections

Periodicals on Journalism History

A complete list of Academic journals on Journalism & Communications is here. Below are titles that specifically address the history of journalism.