Access: The Supplementary Index to Periodicals
ISSN 0095-5698 (1975--Present, print; 1987--Present, online)
for a list of periodicals indexed in Access with usage notes.
For more than three decades, Access
has provided a unique indexing resource for popular periodicals. It does not duplicate any indexing in the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
and following Access' publication on the internet in 1999 any indexing found in the general indexes of the H.W. Wilson Company available via the WilsonWeb. Access
was the first index to provide indexing for a number of important U.S. periodicals like the New York Review of Books
and Rolling Stone
. It continues this work today by indexing approximately eighty-five of the most important popular periodicals. Access
also indexes new national publications as they first appear and most major city and regional magazines not indexed in the Readers' Guide
. Because more than one hundred periodicals have been added to the Readers' Guide
serves as an historical supplement to it.
is published for libraries via IP address, but individuals not associated with a library, government agency or corporation who are unable to use Access
in a local library may subscribe by personal subscription.
is the most economical way to supplement the Readers' Guide
indexing of popular periodicals, and it is the only index which regularly brings bibliographical control to important new popular periodicals as they are first published.
Single-User Annual Online Subscription
Complete access to all online resources. For individuals NOT associated with an educational institution, corporation or government organization
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Single-user access to all online resources for 90 day trial period. For representatives of educational institutions, corporations and government organizations.
Access IP-Based Annual Online Subscription
For public libraries with five or fewer branches, colleges and universities with fewer than 20,000 students.
Retrospective clothbound print edition volumes of Access
Per volume year, 1975 to 2009, current subscribers only
to order and/or register for online use via paid subscription agency.