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British Periodicals

Based on the UMI microfilm collection, British Periodicals traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. A wide array of different types of periodical are represented, from magisterial quarterlies and scholarly and professional organs through to coterie art periodicals, penny weeklies and illustrated family magazines. C19 Index incorporates records from the 19th century content in this collection. Some of the titles from British Periodicals that are indexed in C19 Index include:

Integration of indexing and full text

Customers of C19 Index and British Periodicals can link from C19 Index to full text within British Periodicals. British Periodicals users will be able to include author attributions from the Wellesley Index in their searches of British Periodicals, and link back to the corresponding records within the Wellesley Index.

Further information on British Periodicals

British Periodicals consists of two separate collections, British Periodicals Collection I and British Periodicals Collection II.

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.

British Periodicals is accessible via its own specialized search interface and via ProQuest's acclaimed Periodicals Archive Online interface, where it is fully cross-searchable with other Periodicals Archive Online content in institutions with access to both resources. Institutions with access to ProQuest's edition of the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals are able to cross-search Wellesley indexing with British Periodicals full text using this standalone interface. Crucially, the addition of Wellesley 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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