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Periodicals Index Online


A database of millions of citiations for articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, across more than 300 years. Over 6,000 journals are included. Journals indexed span 37 key subject subject areas and multiple languages.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries, Outside the Library

Subjects: Art; Architecture; Art History; Government and Law; History of Europe; United States History; Language and Literature; English and American Literature; Performing Arts; Music; Philosophy; Magazines, Journals and Serials; Religion; Social Sciences; Anthropology; African American Studies; American Studies; Asian Studies; Jewish Studies; Latin American Studies; Women's Studies; Economics; Education; Geography; Political Science; Psychology
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: Periodicals Index Online (PIO) formerly, Periodicals Contents Index (PCI), allows searching for articles by words or phrases in the titles, by author, and by journal title. Searches can be restricted by language and year of publication. In addition, a list of issues for each journal and the table of contents for each issue are available to browse. The scope is international, and includes journals in English, French, German, Itlaian, Spanish and msot other Western languages.

Dates of Coverage: 1665-1995, but varies according to publication

Update Frequency: Annually

Print Equivalent: Print editions of many of the journals indexed by PIO are available at The New York Public Library. Check the NYPL Catalog. Some full text articles are available in the companion database, Periodicals Archive Online; also available at the library.

Provider: Chadwyck-Healey Inc. and ProQuest

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Email, Download