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WR153: Improvisation Now! (Spring 2023)

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Boston Public Library (BPL) has a subscription to the Rolling Stone Archive, which contains the complete backfile of Rolling Stone, from its launch in 1967 to 2018. BPL eCards are available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns property, or works in Massachusetts.


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Find Older Articles in Microfilm

Some of our older periodicals are only available on microfilm. It is likely that a search for articles on musicians and groups from the 1970s and 1980s will pull up citations to articles that we have access to, but only on microfilm.

In the example below I did a search for The Pogues in The Music Index.

I then clicked on the  button to see whether we had the periodical, Rolling Stone. My results, below, indicated that we had the title, but the year I wanted was in microfilm. In order to read the article, I would go down to the Basement to  Microfilms, locate this title by call number, and read the article on a microfilm reader.