Magazine Stacks

Stuart Jenks (ed.)
 Magazine Stacks 
Tables of contents of historical journals in German, English (and a few other languages too)

Tables of Contents of Historical Journals, Monographic Series and Occasional Volumes

Magazine Stacks is located at
Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies
“Magazine Stacks” is a protected databank. All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.
Copying (Mirroring on other servers) – even for purposes of academic instruction – is also prohibited.

What you’ll find here

Search the Journals (Search machine will be added later: for the moment use advanced Google search within the site)

Go directly to the DissertationsFestschriftenExhibition Catalogues and occasional volumes — translations of sources
Go to the titles of the journals to browse: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J (I) | Journal– | K | L | M (I) | Mitteilungen– | N | O | P | Q | R | S | Sch | St | T | U | V | W | Z
Abbreviations for journal titles: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X/Y | Z
(source: Lexikon des Mittelalters)

What’s the point of the exercise?  The whole kit ‘n’ caboodle in German

What’s the point?

In late 1997, we began putting the tables of contents of the more important historical journals, Festschriften and monographic series in the German language on the Web. Three considerations led us to do so:

1) The methods and results of historical research conducted by scholars writing in German are not universally known, as was (perhaps) the case in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If you don’t have a very good university library with a bunch of German historical bibliographies at hand, it’s not very easy to find out if someone has written an article in which you might be interested, much less order it up on inter-library loan. Putting the tables of contents of the leading historical journals in the German language on the Web is one easy way to remedy this situation.

2) More than you would like, the literature will hit you with a very brief reference (e.g. “Schmidt, HZ, 235”) to an article you might like to read. This is particularly true of the literature of the 19th century when everybody knew everybody in German history. If your library doesn’t have the journal, you’re going to have to order it up on inter-library loan, and the first thing you’re going to be asked for is exact bibliographical information (full name of author, full title of article, page numbers). It is to provide such information that I have entered the lists of tables of contents, which include all the information you’ll need (NB in many cases only the first page of an article is noted).

3) All of us tend, when assigning a topic, to refer the student to an article or two to enable him/her to get started. Since these off-the-cuff references can be pretty vague (“Mayer wrote a good article on that in the Historische Zeitschrift about 20 years ago.” [pause for reflection] “I think …”), students can go crazy trying to find the article in the library. You can use the search machine to find the article or just browse the files with the tables of contents, using the “By Title” links below to guide you to the journal.

However, the scope of the whole project began to expand massively when Jenks spent the academic year 2000/2001 at the History Department of University College London as Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor. With the kind cooperation of UCL Library and its director, Paul Ayris, Jenks was able to enter the TOCs of large numbers of English-language historical journals (which are denoted in the list with “(entered by Stuart Jenks / UCL)”). Needless to say, Jenks has continued to enter the TOCs of English-language journals after returning to Erlangen. Some French and Spanish journals have also been included

Consequently “Magazine Stacks” is no longer merely a bibliographical guide to the German-language literature, but is gradually expanding to include the European historical journals.

The use of “Magazine Stacks” is and will remain gratis.

… with a little help from my friends …

Many thanks to the colleagues listed below for their permission to mirror their sites

Colleague Original Website
Georg Köglmeier
Dr. Klaus van Eickels
Ralf Banken
Dr. Franz Neiske
Peter Kramer and Prof. Dr. Peter Johanek (Münster)
Daniel Schlögl and the Commission for Bavarian Regional History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (Munich)
Duehrkohp & Radicke (Göttingen) Duehrkohp & Radicke
Governing Board of the Braunschweigischer Geschichtsverein
particularly Dr. Horst-Rüdiger Jarck, Dr. Ulrich Schwarz (Wolfenbüttel) and Dr. Mechthild Wiswe (Hannover)
Index to all volumes from Braunschweigischem Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte 81, 2000, S. 173-240
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Jürgensmeier (Permission to mirror) and Dr. Martina Knichel (Landshauptarchiv Koblenz) (who entered the data) Archiv für mittelrheinische Kirchengeschichte
Peter Maid (Check-out Desk), Georg Dressel (Stacks) and the rest of the staff in the stacks at the University Library of Erlangen

Go back to: Zeitschriftenfreihandmagazin (this page in German)

Date of origin: Friday, 6 February 1998 — Last change of nappies: 5 December 2008 by webmaster (hit my name with the mouse if you want to send me an e-mail!)