Did you know that in addition to our print copies of newspapers here at MCPL, we also have several archives online that you can access? Just check under the Newspapers section of our Research Databases! There you will find digital copies of every Kansas City Star article from 1991 through today.
Times are tough, and we often find ourselves having to choose between that People magazine at the checkout and a gallon of milk. We know we have to have the milk, but we also miss reading about our favorite celebrities and who wore it best. Once we get home and unpack the groceries, we still don’t have that glossy magazine to get us through our lunch breaks or waiting time at the dentist’s office. But if you make a stop at the Library on the way home, you can get that magazine and read it for free...
Do you have a reluctant reader? With short articles and bright pictures, magazines may be just the thing to help build your child's love for reading, and also bridge the gap between easy readers and chapter books.
After 79 years in print, Newsweek is going all-digital in 2013. That’s probably not too much of a shock to most people, given that weekly news magazines simply can’t stay as current as their digital media counterparts. The print magazine market as a whole is volatile, and it has been for years. But the magazine is not dead yet!
Periodicals at MGC-Celebrating African American History Month
In celebration of African American History Month, MGC will spotlight African American heritage throughout the month of February. We hope you will enjoy our upcoming blogs and share your experiences with us, too.
How does spending a quiet afternoon in the Library sound? Sit back in one of our comfortable chairs by the window and read a few periodicals.
The Midwest Genealogy Center’s Periodicals team has been busy creating new ways to access our periodicals collection. The Periodicals team recently completed a Microsoft Access database that helps MGC staff more easily locate any of the 2,600 periodicals within our collection for customers. Each staff member participated in hands-on training sessions that allowed them to get a feel for searching and navigating through the database.
Read Genealogy Periodicals in an Unlikely Database
The Midwest Genealogy Center has a very large selection of print (hard) copies of genealogy periodicals, necessitating a trip to the Library to read them. Two of my favorites are Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle, and I am always delighted when the next new issue arrives here. Each issue of Internet Genealogy is full of web links you can glean genealogy information from. Family Chronicle is a good periodical to read that provides instructions for searching a wide variety of genealogical subjects and places.
The Midwest Genealogy Center has an amazing collection of genealogy periodicals. As many as MGC has, though, there are still many, many more that are published. And, we cannot begin to house all of them here.
During our Ancestry Day event this spring, we had a member of the Lincoln-Lancaster Genealogical Society visit here. She noted that we had issues of their society newsletter on our current shelf, but they weren’t the most current. So she asked me about it, and we discovered that the society had gone to digital copies for members and were no longer sending the hard copy issues.