The Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index provides citation indexing to over 40 past and present Seventh-day Adventist journals and magazines. The Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians is responsible for the Index. Supporters include the Seventh-day Adventist college and university libraries in North America, the North American Division Office of Education, and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The Index editorial office is located at Andrews University and is a component of the Center for Adventist Research.
The Index was first published in 1971. Currently the index covers the years 1973 to current, with updating done in real time. The exception is the Review and Herald which is currently undergoing retrospective indexing beginning with 1972 at the rate of roughly one year’s worth of articles a month.
Beginning around 2010 the Index began providing links to the full text of many articles indexed. Work on this continues to expand as more archival magazines become available digitally.
Obtaining Copies of Articles Not Available in Full Text
After locating the article citation which meets your research needs, call or visit your nearest Seventh-day Adventist library. For those who are not located at or near a library with the periodical you need, or if the library does not have the issue you need, you can contact the Center for Adventist Research at Andrews University for information about obtaining a copy. Materials may be requested from the Center via their Material and Research Request Form.
Online access may also be available for recent issues of many of the titles through the publisher’s website. Be sure to verify your periodical’s title, issue date, and article title, then go to the list of titles indexed for a web link to periodicals available online, in whole or in part. The Index has no control over what is available at periodical’s web sites. The publishers of the different periodicals generate and maintain these sites.
The Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index also includes citations for obituaries found in Seventh-day Adventist periodicals. For more information, see the obituary information screen.
Address additional inquiries about the Index to the index editor.