Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982

A valuable resource for business history research, Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982 is an archive index covering nearly 70 years of business scholarship. Indexing and citations include scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and the complete files of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957).

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At a Glance


Subject Area: Business & Economics
Ideal For: Academic Libraries

Title List:
Coverage: Excel | HTML

Content Includes:

  • Indexing of more than 1,000 periodicals
  • Citations to more than 2,500,000 articles, including book reviews

Subjects Includes:

  • Business trends and strategies
  • Company profiles
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Technological advances

Historical Subject Headings

Business Periodicals Index Retrospective contains both historical and updated subject headings, ensuring that researchers using either old or new search terms will obtain all the information on that subject. Original subject headings offer insight into the ways the topics were once framed.​ In addition, standardization of personal and corporate names ensures the easy retrieval of all records about an individual or company.