HIST 7B : Good Housekeeping - Brown

Finding Good Housekeeping magazine

The most convenient way for you to access back issues of Good Housekeeping magazine isold-fashioned wreath online: Cornell University's Home Economics Archive has scanned copies of Good Housekeeping from 1885-1950

The Cal libraries have back issues of Good Housekeeping from v. 8 (1889) through v. 81 (1925) in storage at NRLF, but some volumes and issues are missing. See "Getting Material from NRLF" (below) to find out how to get these items delivered to campus.

Berkeley Public Library also has back issues of Good Housekeeping, from 1912-2009. These are located in storage in the Central Library (the main branch, Kittredge and Shattuck). Issues from 2011 to the present are in the 3rd floor Magazines and News room, also in the Central Library.

Searching Good Housekeeping magazine

In addition to browsing the back issues online or in print, you may want to search Good Housekeeping for specific keywords. You can do this in two different ways:

  1. From the Cornell site for Good Housekeeping, click Search. Change "Search in" to Full Text. Enter your search words in the "Find" box. In the "Limit to" box, enter good housekeeping and change "article author" to Title. This will restrict your search ONLY to articles that were published in Good Housekeeping
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  3. You can also search the Reader's Guide Retrospective - this is an indexing database that covers many popular American magazines between 1890-1982. (You will need to have off-campus access set up in order to use this database from off-campus - see Quick Links.) In order to restrict your search only to Good Housekeeping, enter good housekeeping and choose SO Journal Name from the drop-down menu. screenshot of Readers Guide database

Please note: Reader's Guide indexing for this title is not very complete, and you're only searching words in the article's title and indexing terms - you're not searching the whole text of the articles. You'll probably get more results using the search function on the Cornell site.

Getting Material from NRLF

A large part of the library's collection is stored off campus in an environmentally secure building called the Northern Regional Library Facility [NRLF].

Submit online requests via the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material shelved at NRLF. To receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an article from NRLF (photocopy or web delivery)" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat. Staff at public service desks of any campus library can assist you with further questions. 

nrlf request button in oskicat

Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens.  Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:

nrlf request item selection

Last Update: September 05, 2013 11:01