I think it’s time to explore the Digital Maine Library a bit more.
Scrolling down the homepage of the Digital Maine Library, I see Popular Magazines. The blurb leads me to think that I will be able to browse through a magazine, not just access an article I might be looking for.
Clicking on the link takes me to a new page. Scanning the page, I see many of the links I’m used to seeing – a Search Bar, an Advanced button, the title of the page, as well as Topic Finder and Top Searches. Below the Search Bar, there are two buttons – Subject Guide Search and Publication Search.
Hmmmm . . . . Where to first?
Since I’m thinking/hoping that I will be able to browse through a magazine, I click on Publication Search. Entering People in the search bar, a drop down menu gives me several suggestions. I slide down the bar and click on People Weekly. Below the search bar, I see More Options. I don’t think I’ll change much here – I do opt for English as Language of Publication.
Clicking the Search button I’m taken to a page that tells me that Journal Title is not found.
Okay, what next?
Clicking on Revise Search takes me back to the previous screen. This time I see List All Publications. I click on this link and am taken to a multi-page list. I try typing People in this search bar. Seven results appear, including both People and People Weekly.
Hovering my cursor over each of the titles, I see a description of the magazine, the publication number, the publisher, how many issues are published a year, the audience the magazine is intended for, and how many years of the issue are covered in this index. It looks like the index starts in January 1977 with People Weekly and the most recent issue is March of 2018 of People.
I click on the most recently indexed issue. The next page gives me a list of the articles in the March 12, 2018 issue of People.
Out of curiosity, I go back to Browse Publications page, and try another magazine. This time I enter Time. My search results are similar to People several varied titles as choices. Time magazine claims to be indexed from 1923 – current. IT IS!!! I click on the February 18, 2019 link. It looks like the entire issue of Time, indexed so that I can look at just the article(s) I’m interested in!
At this point, I have answered my original question – I CAN browse through (but not page through) a popular magazine, though, at least with People, not the most current issue.