The Montana Periodical Index

What is it?

The Montana State Periodical Index (MPI) is a bibliographic index with over 6,400 article and content citations appearing in periodicals produced by Montana publishers. In the early 1980's a librarian at Havre High School, Montana indexed the Montana Publications. At that time, several Montana libraries subscribed to the index, first by purchasing the index as cards and later the loose leaf 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages. Havre High School librarian, Shirlee Smith, donated the MPI Index to Montana State University Library for online distribution.

Magazines indexed within MPI include:
Montana Business Quarterly 1983 - 1995
Montana Magazine 1974 - 1995
Montana Magazine of the Northern Rockies 1974 - 1978
Montana Outdoors 1980 - 1995
Montana the Magazine of Western History 1985 - 1995
Persimmon Hill 1983 - 1984
Western Wildlands 1985 - 1992

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Item permalink or DOI], Montana Periodical Index, Montana State University (MSU) Library, Bozeman, MT

Copyright Notice

Whenever possible, the Montana State University Library provides information about copyright in our digital collections records. We often do not own the rights in materials, and as such do not grant permissions for their use. Permissions and fees may be required from the individual copyright holder for uses beyond what is allowed based on U.S. Copyright Law (

Please attempt to determine if an item is protected by copyright and follow any copyright or use restrictions when applicable. Written permission from the copyright holder is required for reproduction of protected items beyond what is allowed by fair use or other exemptions. These materials may be used for personal use, research, teaching (including distribution to classes), or any "fair use" as defined by U.S. copyright laws.

For more information please contact Archives and Special Collections at the Montana State University Library or Leila Sterman, Scholarly Communication Librarian.


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