List of Periodicals
List of Library Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions
All magazines, except for current issues, are available for checkout
AMERICAN GIRL (Children’s Room)
A magazine that celebrates girls, yesterday and today.
AMERICAN LIBRARIES (Director’s Office)
The magazine of the American Library Association.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTING MAGAZINE
The “granddaddy” of magazines for collectors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS
One of the most popular magazines for ideas about the home.
BIRDS & BLOOMS
A magazine for bird, butterfly, and gardens lovers.
BOOKLIST (Director’s Office)
Intended chiefly as a guide for librarians in public and school libraries.
BOY’S LIFE (Children’s Room)
A magazine published monthly by the Boy Scouts of America.
A monthly magazine for the bride to be.
Focuses on financial developments and trends.
The leading weekly newsmagazine for the business community.
A guide to the happenings in and around Chicago.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES (Newspaper)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE (Newspaper)
Gardening magazine for the Chicagoland area.
The “war horse” of consumer publications.
Healthy recipes paired with health and fitness features.
Features include decorating, crafts, cuisine, and real estate.
The only “scrapcraft” magazine.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
Covers businesses in the Chicago area.
CRICKET (Children’s Room)
The only truly literary magazine for children ages 6-12.
A science journal aimed at the interested layperson.
DISCOVERY GIRLS (Children’s Room)
Provides guidance and a voice for tween girls.
A weekly magazine of the entertainment industry.
Contents fall within the circle of family living.
A magazine about upscale parenting.
America's #1 family history magazine, a beginner-friendly genealogy magazine.
Breathtaking design ideas, helpful techniques, and the know-how to get great results in your own garden.
FON’S & PORTER’S LOVE OF QUILTING
Filled with must-do projects, helpful tips and the newest techniques from America’s favorite quilting experts.
A general business magazine that celebrates capitalism.
FOX LAKE PRESS (Newsletter)
A weekly newspaper of the Fox Lake area.
World’s largest multiplatform gaming magazine.
Features the best hair and beauty tips, fashion do’s and don’ts, answers to questions about sex, as well as monthly horoscopes and important health and diet news.
An all-purpose guide to homemaking success.
Information in each issue on nutrition and fitness, and health’s overall affect on one’s life.
HIGHLIGHTS (Children’s Room)
A general interest magazine for children.
Features historic people and places in Illinois and news of the Federal Historic Preservation Program in Illinois.
HOME EDUCATION MAGAZINE (Homeschool Resource Center)
Magazine representing a variety of religious and philosophical beliefs and educational approaches; emphasizes child-led learning and features articles and helpful notes.
HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION (Homeschool Resource Center)
HOMESCHOOLING TODAY (Homeschool Resource Center)
Magazine with a Christian perspective; favors the unit approach and offers curriculum guides, lesson plans, and reproducible pages.
A magazine for readers seeking decorating inspiration.
Covers all aspects of public-policy issues relating to the citizens of Illnois.
INSTRUCTOR (Homeschool Resource Center)
Total curriculum support, features on professional development.
JOURNAL OF ILLINIOS HISTORY
A quarterly journal published by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
KIPLINGER’S PERSONAL FINANCE MAGAZINE
Includes articles on the economy, taxes, and personal finance.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL
Popular topics include family life and women’s changing roles.
LIBRARY JOURNAL (Director’s Office)
The leading U.S library magazine.
MAILBOX BOOKBAG (Homeschool Resource Center)
Activities in each issue designed to integrate literature with skills instruction.
MARTHA STEWART’S LIVING
A celebration of the home and family in the Martha Stewart tradition.
Specific and general articles on living in the Midwest states.
Information for the general reader on how to spend money wisely.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS
An alternative life-style magazine promoting self-reliance.
MOTHERING (Homeschool Resource Center)
Celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best in the development of the full juman potential.
A general interest auto magazine.
A magazine providing armchair travel and adventure.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD (Children’s Room)
Intended for children ages 8-13.
NATURAL LIFE (Homeschool Resource Center)
Information and inspiration about natural living, including wellness, simple living, green housing, natural parenting, and organic gardening.
The focus is beyond New York; however, there is still something “New Yorkish” about this publication.
A general newsmagazine covering all topics.
NORTHWEST HERALD (Newspaper)
Daily newspaper covering McHenry County.
O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
An excellent magazine for all ages that covers the international scene, not just the U.S. and Canada.
Covers different stages of child development.
A magazine about personal computers.
Articles of personalities with broad popular appeal.
A standard how-to-do-it magazine.
Covers all aspects of preventive health care.
Old-time approach to popular psychology.
QUILTER’S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE
Chock full of all kinds of useful information for the quilter.
RANGER RICK (Children’s Room)
Publication of the National Wildlife Federation for elementary school children.
Contains a variety of stories, both real and fictional.
Attempts to reach readers who have outgrown “Cosmo” but do not yet place themselves in the readership of more traditional titles such as “LHJ” and “Good House-keeping.”
The most influential periodical devoted to American popular culture.
Covers popular international news in science and technology.
Covers topics popular with high-school aged girls.
Virtually any topic imaginable appears in this magazine,
The premier sports magazine.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR KIDS (Children’s Room)
Covers sport topics populat with kids.
The most popular newsmagazine.
Devoted to national and international affairs.
A magazine for women, including home and fashion.
A fashion and life-style magazine.
Provides practical information to middle-American homemakers.
For the do-it-yourself fan.