Genealogy: Periodicals

Periodicals, located on the second floor of Cornette Library, houses the Library's collection of journals, magazines, and newspapers. Journal articles, which take a more scholarly approach to topics, can help explain the times and conditions under which your ancestors lived. Magazines and newspapers contemporary with your ancestors' lives add a day-to-day perspective.

Below is a list of journals, magazines and newspapers that provide a sampling of the sources available to you in Periodicals. To find their locations within the collection and dates of publication, search Cornette Library's online catalog or ask for assistance at the Periodicals Desk. Since this list is not comprehensive, try searching the online catalog for additional periodical titles.

Electronic Databases

With the exception of AGRICOLA, ERIC (AskERIC), and MEDLINE (PubMed), the databases listed below are limited to use by WTAMU faculty, students, and staff off campus. All databases may be accessed in the Library. Check with your local public library to see which databases are available through their website.

Magazines & Journals

US General




America: North & South (except the United States)



Middle & Near East



Business, Economics, & Labor


Ethnic & Racial Groups




Home & Garden




With the exception of the most current issues, the following newspapers are on microfilm. Microfilm readers are available in Periodicals. Copies may be made by WTAMU faculty, students, and staff using a Buffalo Gold card. Visitors may purchase a copy card at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Cornette Library. The most recent issues of newspapers to which Cornette Library subscribes are available in the Reading Area in the atrium on the Library's first floor or on the newspaper shelves in Periodicals. Copy machines are available on both floors of the Library.

Dates are indicated for those newspaper indexes that are available. Ask at the Periodicals Desk for assistance with these indexes.