Need access to British periodicals for your research paper? Check out  British Periodicals, available through our list of databases. You can also access this new resource from the Newspapers and Periodicals page of the History subject guide.

This database contains full text magazines and journals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century. Currently, our collection coverage is from the 1680s to the 1920s, and varies according to the publication period of the individual magazine/journal.

This is an important primary source database for British history.  Included are sources on topics such as the Abolition of Slavery Act (1833), Coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838, Great Exhibition of 1851, Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, and others.

This databases is also a multidisciplinary resource useful for other disciplines such as literature, art, philosophy, and science. After the completion of the entire digital project, researchers will be able to access more than five hundred British periodicals published between 1681 and 1921. At present, we have access to Collections I and II. Collection I comprises more than 160 journals and Collection II, more than 300.

You can search the full text pages and the facsimile images of the British magazines and journals. Besides articles, users can also search for advertisements, illustrations, cartoons, photographs, graphics, comic strips, and maps. Searches can be performed using keywords, article titles, authors, journal titles, journal editors, etc. Results can be limited by content type, frequency of publication, and date and place of publication. You also have the option of downloading the articles in TIFF or PDF format. Have fun doing research using this database!


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