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Find Images: Pictures in Print Sources

Picture Research Sources & Strategies
Fortune Magazine, Life magazine, first issue

Illustration Indexes

Art Ref & Neilson Ref N7525 .I558
Illustration Index. 2nd-8th eds. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1957-1998.

Indexes to specific images in well-illustrated popular periodicals like American Heritage, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and other titles listed on this page.

Publications Index. National Geographic Society.
Annotated subject index to articles in National Geographic Magazine (1888-date) and other publications of the NGS. Descriptions include information about photos and other illustrations.

Illustrated Popular Magazines

This is very selective list of long-running, well-illustrated titles. Browse through the stacks near these call numbers for more examples.

General Interest

American Heritage. 1954-date. Neilson Periodicals E171 .A43
Colliers. 1895-1957. Neilson Periodicals AP2.C65
Fortune. 1930-date. Neilson Periodicals HF5001.F7
Life. 1936-1972. Neilson Periodicals AP2.L547
Saturday Evening Post. 1921-date. Neilson Periodicals AP 2.S2
Sears Roebuck Catalogs. Historic Catalogs of Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1896-1993 and Neilson Stacks  658 Se17 1928-1967, 1978 (with many gaps).
Smithsonian. 1970-date. Neilson Periodicals AS30 .S6

      Women's Interests

      Good Housekeeping. 1888-1992. Sophia Smith Collection
      Harper’s Bazaar. 1867-1998. Art Periodical TT500.H3
      The Ladies’ Home Journal. 1892-1992. Sophia Smith Collection
      McCall’s. 1950-2001. Sophia Smith Collection
      Vogue. Vogue Archive (online), 1892-date and (print issues) 1950-date, Sophia Smith Collection

      Science & Nature

      Discover. 1980-date. Science Periodicals Q1.D5
      National Geographic. 1888-date. Neilson Periodicals G1.N27 (online index)
      National Wildlife. 1965-2000. Science Periodicals S964.U6 N35
      Natural History. 1923-date. Neilson & Science Periodicals QH1 .N13

      Books & Catalogs

      Five College Library Catalog
      Helpful subject keywords for finding heavily illustrated books and catalogs in all subjects are:

      • Exhibitions
      • In art
      • Illustrations
      • Maps
      • Pictorial Works
      • Photographs
      • Photography
      • Portraits