* Marthadex

Posted on January 25th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Martha.

Because of Good Husband’s computering skills, the Marthadex lives. This all started out with an obsession and an Endnote library. I was annoyed that my Martha collection had gotten too big to easily find articles when I wanted them, so I started cataloging all the tables of contents. Well, soon enough I decided I needed all the articles and recipes. That was a couple of years ago. All my issues of Living and Everyday Food are indexed. I’ll add Kids, Weddings, and special issues as I get them done. MSO published an index for the Livings from the 1990s, but last I checked they were going for like $50 on eBay. Mine is better since you can restrict your search just to the issues you have.

To use: there’s a new search bar over on the right that lets you search the Marthadex. If you click on the word Marthadex, it’ll take you to more search options. Advanced search lets you choose which issues you’d like to search, or, say, just search for recipes.

I only indexed issues that I own. If you would like to contribute to the insanity, I need anything before October 1995.

7 Responses to “Marthadex”

  1. Super K Says:

    Marthadex rocks! I could sure use this with my ever growing magazine collection.

  2. sunni Says:

    you are amazing! i will use marthadex often – thank you!!

  3. valentina Says:

    I worship the ground you walk on. And you.
    Where or how to you keep the physical MSL? That’s my problem. If you can help me with that, I’ll help with pre Oct 1995 indices. :-)

  4. Maitreya Says:

    I’m glad other people find the Marthadex useful! I keep my Martha’s in Ikea Flyt cardboard magazine holders. I also sprang for the little metal label holders that go with them. They’re cheap, and they actually look pretty good all lined up on the bookshelf.

  5. marie Says:

    Does anyone know where I can find the Crocheted Snowflake patterns from the December 2002 Marha Stewart Living?

  6. Sasha Says:

    Oh – my – gosh! I am so totally putting a link to MarthaDex on my blog!! My cousin and I have almost every back Martha. My husband asked her husband where a good place to store them would be, second husband said, “trash”.


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