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About British Periodicals Collection I and II

Enter British Periodicals Collection I and II

Coverage: 1861-1921

Full Text: Full-text Database. [in PDF and JPEG

Vendor: Chadwyck-Healey (ProQuest)

Access: UTA Only.


British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the 1680's to the 1930's. It is made up of two collections:

British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.

British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Each page in British Periodicals is available by default as a high-resolution bitonal facsimile image. Scholars requiring a more realistic and nuanced rendering of the original printed source also have the option of downloading a high-resolution grayscale facsimile of each page. All illustrations and advertisements present in the printed source are scanned, indexed and made searchable in the electronic edition.

Also the collection is cross-searchable with the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals and the Periodicals Archive Online. The addition of attribution information from the Wellesley Index makes it possible to search for instances of a word or phrase in a given author's contributions to periodicals even where these originally appeared unsigned or over a pseudonym.

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