British Periodicals

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A collection of roughly 500 periodicals from the 17th through the early 20th centuries, with pages images and fully searchable text.  Broad coverage of humanities disciplines, including literature, art, music, drama, philosophy, history, and the fine arts, plus coverage of politics and science.  Major titles include All the Year Round, The Edinburgh Review, Gentleman’s Magazine, Quarterly Review, and The Tatler


Help is available on every screen through the ? on the top right of the screen.  The main search page also includes search tips and lists a variety of search options. See also the ProQuest LibGuide for British Periodicals.

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

Printing, e-mailing, and exporting; Users can create a My Research account allowing them to save documents and searches.

Dates covered

17th century through early 20th century, with greatest strength in the 19th century.

Updating frequency

Collections 1 and 2 are complete; Collections 3 & 4 might add more titles on unspecified schedule.


Largely drawn from two microfilm collections—English Literary Periodicals and Early British Periodicals, supplemented by additional titles from the early 20th century.

Type of coverage

Searchable full-text and page images of periodicals, including illustrations, photographs, and other graphic materials.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Some overlaps with Rutgers print journal collections, and with the microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and Early British Periodicals.

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Vendor/electronic presentation provider


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