UNDER the auspices of the Council of the Library Association, the Athenaeum Press has issued a Subject Index to Periodicals for 1916, the Historical, Political, and Economic Sciences, including the European war, geography, anthropology, and folklore. The catalogue is well arranged, and contains a wide survey of periodical literature. Owing to the high cost of printing and paper, the list of periodicals cited has been omitted, but in the present list 305 publications are indexed. The present catalogue can be regarded as only tentative, the Proceedings of some societies being in arrear, and most of those from the Continent unprocurable. But the idea is good, and in quieter times the catalogue will be more comprehensive.