Periodicals Archive Online

PAO contains the backfiles of some 700 journals in the arts, social sciences and humanities, published between 1891 and 2000.  Examples of journals included are:

  • Art Journal, 1941-1995
  • Comparative Drama, 1967-1995
  • Current History, 1941-1995
  • Current Musicology, 1965-1995
  • Film and History, 1971-1995
  • Geography, 1902-2000
  • Harper's, 1850-1995
  • Journal of Consumer Affairs, 1967-2000
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television, 1972-1996
  • Literary Review, 1957-1996
  • Sight and Sound, 1932-1990
  • Social Research, 1934-1995
  • Spectator, 1828-2000
  • Victorian Poetry, 1963-1995

The service now also includes access to British Periodicals Online, providing access to hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.