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Q. What is Index Arkansas?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2022     Views: 8

Index Arkansas offers citations to articles, book chapters, and other publications about Arkansas. Index Arkansas was created and is maintained by University Libraries staff. 

Currently, Index Arkansas has more than 100,000 citations, covering the 1880s to the present. Index Arkansas includes citations to articles and other information published in:

  • county history journals (from Benton County Pioneer to White County Heritage)
  • selected statewide magazines (from Arkansas Banker to Rural Arkansas)
  • selected newspaper articles from the Arkansas Gazette, Arkansas Democrat, Arkansas Traveler, Northwest Arkansas Times, and the Grapevine.
  • selected book titles (such as Arkansas Biography, Governors of Arkansas, and Untold Stories: Black Sports Heroes Before Integration)

The database is an outgrowth of the Arkansas Periodical Index, which received the Gale Research Award for Excellence in 1991. The original publication indexed 55 periodical titles for the years 1981-1985.

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