Alternative Press Index

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An index of alternative, radical and left periodicals.

Indexes over 300 periodicals, newspapers and magazines which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.  90% of the publications indexed in API are unique and not indexed in the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature or the Social Sciences Index.   API indexes all articles of 5 or more paragraphs.

Updated quarterly.

For the period from 1969-1990 see the Alternative Press Index Archive


Date Coverage: 

1991 - present


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Carleton students, faculty and staff
Content last reviewed: December 17, 2019