140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3810
Located in the original Bapst Library building on Boston College’s Chestnut Hill campus, the John J. Burns Library offers students, scholars, and the general public opportunities to engage with rare books, special collections, and archives.
Full text of popular periodicals published between 1740 and 1940 in the United States, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines. Now updated with labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries.
Full text of some of the most important American opinion periodicals: American Spectator, Commonweal, Dissent, Harper's Magazine, NACLA, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New York Review, New Yorker, Progressive.
Google Books includes some digitized magazines. The coverage is hit and miss, and the titles tend to be popular material. But, if you're looking for color reproductions of 1950's advertisements from LIFE magazine, this could be it.
Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine. And soon more digitized collections from the Smithsonian. Note: This database is available from the Boston Public Library, not directly through Boston College. You will need a BPL eCard (free for all MA residents and students) to gain access.