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Contemporary Issues: Key Periodicals

Selected Opinion Journals

A perusal of the following periodicals is one good way of determining "hot" contemporary issues and in helping you select a topic. Please note, however, that many other periodicals not listed here undoubtedly contain articles pertaining to your topic; thus, the need to consult a periodical database or index.

PERIODICALS THAT PROVIDE A VARIETY OF VIEWPOINTS

America
Main Library Microfilm BX 801 .A5 (1909-50; 1979+)
Main Library General Collection BX 801 .A5 (1951-1978)

CQ Researcher

Congressional Digest
Online version (1921+) 
Main Library Microfilm JK 1 .C65 (1922-1966)
Main Library General Collection JK 1 .C65 (1964+)

Foreign Affairs
Main Library General Collection D 839 .M6 (1922/23+)

Foreign Policy
Online version (1970+ except last 3 years)
Main Library General Collection E 744 .F75 (1970/71+)

New Leader
Main Library General Collection HX 1 .N37 (1973+)

JOURNALS OF OPINION — "LIBERAL" OR "LEFTIST"

Dissent
Main Library Microfilm HX 1 .D58 (1954-1968)
Main Library General Collection HX 1 .D58 (1969-2007)

Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine 
Main Library General Collection HX 1 .M66 (1949-2007)

Mother Jones
Online version (1985+ indexed; 1990+)
Main Library General Collection AP 2 .M794 (1976; 2003-2006)
Main Library Microfilm AP 2 .M794 (1977+)

The Nation
Main Library Microfilm AP 2 .N2 (1865-1987)
Main Library Microfiche AP 2 .N2 (1988+)

New Left Review
Main Library General Collection HX 3 .N36 (1988+)

New Republic
Online version (1955+ indexed; 1990+)
Main Library Microfilm AP 2 .N624 (1914-July 1916)
Main Library General Collection AP 2 .N624 (1915-1986; 2004-2007)
Main Library Microfiche AP 2 .N624 (1987+)

New Statesman
Online version (1991+ indexed; 1995+)
Main Library General Collection AP 4 .N72 (1988-1991)
Main Library Microfilm AP 4 .N72 (1992)

The Progressive
Online version (1981+ indexed; 1990+)
Main Library Microfilm AP 2 .P8655 (1955-1974; 1990; 1991-1993)
Main Library General Collection AP 2 .P8655 (1975-2007)

JOURNALS OF OPINION — "CONSERVATIVE" OR "RIGHTIST"

Commentary
Online version (1984+ indexed; 1990+)
Online version (1980+ indexed; 1992+)
Main Library General Collection DS 101 .C63 (1945-2007)

The Economist
Online version (1981+ indexed; 1988+)
Main Library Microfilm HG 11 .E2 (1843-1892)
Main Library General Collection HG 11 .E2 (1893-1986; 2004-2007)
Main Library Microfiche HG 11 .E2 (1986-2003)

Human Events
Main Library Microfilm D 410 .H8 (1986+)

National Review
Online version (1994-2005)
Main Library Microfilm AP 2 .N3545 (1955-1987)
Main Library Microfiche AP 2 .N3545 (1988+)

Policy Review
Main Library Microfilm H 1 .P69 (1977/78-1985/86)
Main Library General Collection H 1 .P69 (1986/87-2006)

Public Interest
Online version (1990-2005)
Online version (1994-2005)
Main Library General Collection H 1 .P86 (1965-1970)
Main Library Microfilm H 1 .P86 (1971-1973)
Main Library General Collection H 1 .P86 (1974-2005)

Journal Locations

The vast majority of the UCF Libraries' journals are available full-text online. Sometimes, however, the complete run of back issues of journals will not be online, but may nonetheless be available in the Libraries. The location in the Main Library, Orlando, of the following formats of back issues, as well the current issues of some journal titles, are indicated below:

> Bound Volumes: shelved by call number in General Collection.

> Microfilm/Microfiche Volumes: shelved in cabinets by call number on 3rd Floor.

> Current Issues: shelved by title on 3rd Floor.