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Network Bulletin No. 97-42

Date:  August 1, 1997

Subject:  Reference materials

Index term:  Document replacing part I of _Magazines
in Special Media_

A new edition of _Magazines in Special Media_ is in
process for distribution the end of December 1997.  In
the interim, the enclosed reference circular provides
brief descriptions of magazines produced or
distributed (four British titles) by NLS beginning
January 1998.   Please feel free to duplicate this
document as needed.

For further information, contact:

Linda Redmond, Head
Reference Section

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The Magazine Program of the National Library Service
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

August 1997
97-03

This document lists all magazines produced or
distributed (four British titles) by the National
Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, for its free
reading program.  Effective January 1998, these
magazines are available at no charge through
cooperating libraries to persons who are unable to
read or handle conventional print materials because of
visual or physical impairment.  To be eligible, a
person must be a resident of the United States or an
American citizen living abroad.

American Heritage
8 issues/year
disc

     America's social, educational, and cultural
     history.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact
13 issues/year
disc

     Short stories, novelettes, and features with
     science fiction themes.

Asimov's Science Fiction
13 issues/year
disc

     Short stories, novelettes, and features with
     science fiction themes.

The Atlantic Monthly
monthly
disc

     Articles on politics and current issues; fiction
     by contemporary American writers.

Das Beste aus _Reader's Digest_
monthly
cassette

     German edition of _Reader's Digest_.  First-person articles, profiles, opinion pieces, and
     other general-interest articles.  Selections come
     from German-language magazines as well as the
     American edition of _Reader's Digest_.

Boys' Life
monthly
braille

     Articles on the outdoors, sports, and hobbies,
     with adventure fiction and humor; ages 9-16.
     Published by the Boy Scouts of America.

Braille Book Review
bimonthly
braille, electronic access, large print

     Announcements of braille books recently added to
     the Library of Congress collection; news and
     developments in library services for blind
     individuals. Braille edition includes one-line
     annotations from _Talking Book Topics_ and a
     braille order form.

Braille Chess Magazine
quarterly
braille

     Chess; news of current trends and competitions.
     (British)

Braille Music Magazine
monthly
braille

     Articles about classical music for professional
     and amateur musicians; reviews of new braille
     music publications.  (British)

Buenhogar
monthly
cassette

     In Spanish.  Articles on home management, beauty,
     fashions, and decorating.

Civilization: The Magazine of the Library of Congress
bimonthly
disc

     Articles on the collections of the Library of
     Congress, its history, and its future.  Includes
     a column from the Librarian of Congress and a
     calendar of major upcoming events at the Library
     of Congress and other libraries around the
     country.

Computer Life
monthly
disc

     Articles on home computing and reviews of
     computer software and hardware.

Consumer Reports
monthly
disc

     In-depth articles that rate consumer products
     tested for quality, durability, and safety; also
     contains general-interest articles on such topics
     as health and money management.

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock,
and Country
bimonthly
disc

     A sampler of articles from national magazines
     concerned with jazz, rock, country, and pop
     music.

Conundrum
monthly
braille

     Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, word
     searches, and general- knowledge quizzes.
     (British)

Cooking Light: The Magazine of Food and Fitness
9 issues/year
braille

     Short articles on exercise, food, fitness,
     health, and nutrition; each issue contains
     approximately seventy recipes with emphasis on
     the use of fresh, natural ingredients and on low-fat cooking.

Cricket: The Magazine for Children
monthly
cassette

     Stories, poems, and articles by internationally
     known authors; songs, jokes, and crafts.  For
     ages 6-12; on one cassette with _National
     Geographic World_.

Diabetes Forecast
monthly
disc

     Diabetes, nutrition, and health care; research
     findings.  Published by the American Diabetes
     Association.

Discover: The World of Science
monthly
disc

     Articles on ecology, natural history, science and
     technology; news on breakthroughs in science,
     technology, and medicine; book reviews, brain
     bogglers (puzzles), and awards on technological
     innovations.

Eating Well: The Magazine of Food and Health
bimonthly
disc

     Food and cuisine with emphasis on healthy eating
     and low-fat recipes and cooking; nutrition news
     and advice; fitness reports.

Ebony
monthly
disc

     Articles on food, dress, leisure, travel, and
     personalities, with emphasis on achievements of
     African Americans.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
11 issues/year
disc

     Mystery stories by top writers in the field and
     by new, previously unpublished writers.

Good Housekeeping
monthly
disc

     Articles on family and home management, with
     features on food and decorating.

Harper's Magazine
monthly
braille

     General culture magazine with articles by well-known
     writers on politics, international affairs,
     education, and science; includes short stories,
     satire, and poetry.

Health and Nutrition Newsletters
monthly
disc

     Articles on medical conditions of special
     interest to older adults; nutritional
     information, and ways to maintain good health
     from _Dr. Andrew Weil's Self Healing_,
     _Healthline_, _The John Hopkins Medical Letter-Health
     after 50_, and _Nutrition Action Health
     Letter_.

Health Newsletters
monthly
braille

     Current health concerns, medical information,
     nutrition, and stress management from _Harvard
     Health Letter_, _Mayo Clinic Health Letter_, and
     _University of California Berkeley Wellness
     Letter_.

Inside Sports
monthly
braille

     In-depth profiles of sports personalities;
     features on sports events.

Journal Francais
23 issues/year
cassette

     In French.  Articles on Franco-American culture,
     current events, religion, business, and history
     of interest to French-speaking Americans and
     students of the French language.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
monthly
braille

     General-interest articles on managing finances,
     including taxes, investments options, real
     estate, insurance, and retirement planning.

Ladies' Home Journal
monthly
braille

     Articles and fiction intended for women; includes
     household hints, recipes, and ideas on fashion
     and beauty.

Magazine of the Month
monthly
disc

     Special Library of Congress program designed to
     provide a limited substitute for newsstand
     browsing; readers are sent a different sample
     magazine each month.


Martha Stewart Living
10 issues/year
braille

     Recipes, gardening, crafts, collectibles,
     reminiscence, homekeeping, and home entertaining.

Money
15 issues/year
disc

     Articles on money management, consumer, and
     family issues; includes regular columns with news
     and advice on jobs, taxes, Social Security,
     investments, products, and services.

Muse
bimonthly
braille

     Science, art, archaeology, and history activities
     for ages 6-14; includes contests and book and
     media reviews.

The Musical Mainstream
quarterly
braille, disc, large print

     Selected articles from national magazines about
     classical music, music criticism, and music
     teaching; lists new NLS music acquisitions.

The Nation
47 issues/year
disc

     Covers foreign affairs, local and national
     politics, education, and law; reviews films,
     theater, books, and the arts.


National Geographic
monthly
braille, disc

     Articles on world geography and cultures, plant
     and animal life, space exploration, and ancient
     history.

National Geographic World
monthly
cassette

     Articles for children about people, places,
     customs, animals, and plant life; on one cassette
     with _Cricket_.

National Review
25 issues/year
disc

     Presents a conservative viewpoint on business,
     politics, economics, education, and other
     subjects; edited by William F. Buckley Jr.

New Choices: Living Even Better after 50
10 issues/year
disc

     News of special interest to older adults; advice
     on money management, diet, and health; features
     on legislation and Social Security.

The _New York Times_ Book Review
weekly
disc

     Literary articles and book reviews from the
     Sunday _New York Times_.

The _New York Times_ Large Type Weekly
weekly
braille

     Highlights from the _New York Times_.


News
quarterly
braille, electronic access

     National and international developments in
     library services to blind and physically disabled
     persons.  Newsletter of the National Library
     Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Outdoor Life
monthly
disc

     Adventures and experiences in hunting and
     fishing; information on conservation and game
     laws; reports on sporting equipment and
     techniques.

Parenting
monthly
braille

     Child rearing from infancy through the mid-teens.

PC World
monthly
braille

     Information for computer users about hardware,
     software, advanced technology, and trends in the
     field; columns on product reviews and helpful
     hints.

People
weekly
disc

     News, articles, and interviews of celebrities.

Playboy: Entertainment for Men
monthly
braille

     Entire text of the print edition; fiction,
     interviews, and articles with a male perspective.

Poetry
monthly
braille

     Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of
     contributors and styles.

Popular Communications
monthly
braille

     Articles of current and historical interest
     specifically for the radio hobbyist.

Popular Mechanics
monthly
braille

     Practical advice for the amateur mechanic;
     information on automotive and home repairs;
     features on new equipment.

Popular Music Lead Sheets
irregular
braille

     Melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs
     ranging from golden oldies to recent hits.

QST
monthly
disc

     Contains project-building ideas and news on all
     aspects of ham radio.  Official publication of
     the American Radio Relay League.


Quarterly Music Magazine
quarterly
disc

     A different music magazine each quarter.  Covers
     a variety of aspects and types of music, such as
     opera, jazz, and country; guitar, and keyboard;
     and music teaching.

Rolling Stone
biweekly
braille

     American popular culture in the arts and
     entertainment industry; record, video,
     audiovisual, and computer hardware reviews.

Science News
weekly
braille

     Excerpts of reports on current programs in
     science, medicine, and technology.

Selecciones del _Reader's Digest_
monthly
cassette

     Spanish edition of _Reader's Digest_.  First-person articles,
     profiles, opinion pieces, and other general-interest articles.
     Selections come from Spanish-language magazines as well as the
     American edition of _Reader's Digest_.

Seventeen
monthly
braille, cassette

     Beauty and fashion for young women; articles on
     careers, education, family, social relations, and
     diet.

Short Stories
monthly
braille

     Stories from contemporary writers.  (British)

Spider, the Magazine for Children
monthly
braille, cassette

     Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning
     readers ages 6-9.

Sports Illustrated
weekly
disc

     International sports news and articles with
     emphasis on American spectator sports; features
     on sports personalities, sports events, and
     outdoor activities.

Sports Illustrated for Kids
monthly
cassette

     Sports news and articles for ages 8-13; features
     sports personalities, events, and sports cards;
     youth who are excelling in sports; regular column
     by youth discussing a controversial sport-related
     issue.

Sports Schedules
annual
braille

     Listings of games for five national sports
     leagues: American Baseball League, National
     Baseball League, National Basketball Association,
     National Football League, National Hockey League.

Stereo Review
monthly
disc

     Reports on new sound equipment and record
     reviews, with emphasis on popular music.

Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists
5 issues/year
braille

     Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews
     created by children through age 13.  Features an
     activities section with suggested related
     projects.

Talking Book Topics
bimonthly
cassette, disc, electronic access, large print

     Announcements of talking books recently added to
     the Library of Congress collection; news and
     developments in library services for blind and
     physically disabled individuals.  Braille edition
     of _Braille Book_ Review includes one-line
     annotations from _Talking Book Topics_.

Travel Holiday
10 issues/year
disc

     Travel; articles on vacation sites, with tips on
     food and photography.

True West
monthly
disc

     Nonfiction articles about the Old West, written
     by historians and western buffs.


Update
quarterly
braille, electronic access

     News about volunteer programs and activities
     related to library services for blind and
     physically disabled persons.  Newsletter of the
     National Library Service for the Blind and
     Physically Handicapped.

U.S. News and World Report
50 issues/year
disc

     News and commentary on world events.  Abridged
     version, edited by U.S. News and World Report.


_The Washington Post_ Book World
weekly
braille

     Compilation of book reviews appearing as a
     supplement to the Sunday edition of the
     _Washington Post_.

Working Woman
11 issues/year
disc

     Profiles of successful entrepreneurial women;
     business trends, careers, career development,
     technology, and news for women.


Young Adult Magazine of the Month
monthly
cassette

     Special Library of Congress program designed to
     provide a limited substitute for newsstand
     browsing for young adults; readers are sent a
     different sample magazine each month.

Alphabetical Listing of Magazines by Media

_Braille_

Boy's Life
Braille Book Review
Braille Chess Magazine
Braille Music Magazine
Conundrum
Cooking Light: The Magazine of Food and Fitness
Harper's Magazine
Health Newsletters
Inside Sports
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
Ladies' Home Journal
Martha Stewart Living
Muse
Musical Mainstream
National Geographic
News
New York Times Large Type Weekly
Parenting
PC World
Playboy: Entertainment for Men
Poetry
Popular Communications
Popular Mechanics
Popular Music Lead Sheets
Rolling Stone
Science News
Seventeen
Short Stories
Spider, the Magazine for Children
Sports Schedules
Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists
Update
_Washington Post_ Book World


_Cassette_

Das Beste aus _Reader's Digest_
Buenhogar
Cricket: The Magazine for Children
Journal Francais
National Geographic World
Selecciones del _Reader's Digest_
Seventeen
Spider, the Magazine for Children
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Talking Book Topics
Young Adult Magazine of the Month

_Disc_

American Heritage
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Asimov's Science Fiction
Atlantic Monthly
Civilization: The Magazine of the Library of Congress
Computer Life
Consumer Reports
Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock,
and Country
Diabetes Forecast
Discover: The World of Science
Eating Well: The Magazine of Food and Health
Ebony
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Good Housekeeping
Health and Nutrition Newsletters
Magazine of the Month
Money
Musical Mainstream
Nation
National Geographic
National Review
New Choices: Living Even Better after 50
_New York Times_ Book Review
Outdoor Life
People
QST
Quarterly Music Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Stereo Review
Talking Book Topics
Travel Holiday
True West
U.S. News and World Report
Working Woman

_Electronic Access_

Braille Book Review
News
Talking Book Topics
Update


_Large Print_

Braille Book Review
Musical Mainstream
Talking Book Topics