Browne Popular Culture Library
Zines at BGSU
- All cataloged zines in both collections can be searched by title in the BGSU Libraries Catalog.
- Personal zines can be searched by author in most cases as well as by title.
- All zines can be searched by subject under Fanzines . They can also be searched with other subjects like science fiction periodicals, fantasy fiction periodicals, rock music periodicals, etc.
BGSU has created local subject headings for our zine holdings. They can be searched in the BGSU Libraries Catalog by subject.
- For personal zines use perzines
- For review zines use reviewzines
- For letter zines use letterzines
- For music zines use musiczines
- For diplomacy zines use dipzines
- For art zines use artzines
- For slash zines use slashzines
- For D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) zines use d.i.y.zines
What are zines?
Fanzines (or zines) are magazines published by individuals or groups of individuals who have a particular subject interest or who just want to express their own ideas to the public. These are generally self-published magazines, usually issued with less than 2,000 copies, and typically have irregular publication times (i.e. not monthly or quarterly, etc.). Although most zines are pubished independently, some zines may be published similarly to standard library periodicals, including publication information, reviews, editorials, and regular numbering sequences. However, the typical zine is usually stapled together, sometimes folded and in small print, may have strings holding it together, or any other means of collating.
Bartel, Julie. From A to zine: Building a winning zine collection in your library .
Below critical radar. BPCL PN4836.B37 2000
Clamor Magazine. The Zine Yearbook .
Dodge, Chris. A zine-ography. November 1998.
Factsheet 5 : your guide to zines and alternative publishing
Vale, V. ed. Zines. BPCL PN4888.U5 Z56 1996