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Alternative Press Collection

"Challenging conventional wisdom. Speaking truth to power.
Exposing unpleasant realities. Giving voice to the silenced."
                                          -- Beth Schulman

The library has a small collection of alternative press magazines. Generally, these titles cover topics from a different perspective than the mainstream media, if they're covered by the mainstream press at all. Areas covered by these titles include the environment, activism, social justice, politics, health, nutrition, spirituality, feminism, and more.

These magazines are great for browsing and are fun to read. They are also informative and can be good sources for research projects.

Here's the list of titles in our Alternative Press Collection. For complete coverage information, you can look the titles up in the WWC Periodical Holdings (aka Journal Finder).

Adbusters
Advocate
Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed
Animal Times
Bitch
Communities: Journal of Cooperative Living
Cultural Survival Quarterly
Dissent
Earth First!
Extra!  The Magazine of FAIR-the Media Watch Group
Fifth Estate
Green American (formerly Co-Op America Quarterly)
Home Power
In These Times
Industrial Worker
Lesbian Connection
Lilipoh
Middle East Report
Mother Earth News
Mother Jones
NACLA Report on the Americas
Nation
Off Our Backs (stacks only 1998-2006)
Onearth
       Out
Permaculture Activist
Progressive
Sage Woman
Southern Exposure (stacks only 1979-2009)
Sun
Tikkun
Tricycyle
Utne
Vegetarian Voice
Yes!: A Journal of Positive Futures
Yoga Journal
Z Magazine


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