Database Trial: Eighteenth Century Journals Portal

ECJPEighteenth Century Journals Portal brings together rare journals and newspapers printed between c.1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years.

Material used in the collection comes from the British Library; Bodleian Library, Oxford; Cambridge University Library; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; and other major institutions. The Portal consists of five standalone sections, each of which will support research and study on multiple subjects and themes from the period, including:

  • Class and Social Structure
  • Current Affairs: Domestic and Foreign
  • Colonialism and Empire
  • Drama, Theatre and Music
  • Economics and the Industrial Revolution
  • The Enlightenment, Science and Discovery
  • Fashion, Taste and Consumption
  • The French and American Revolutions
  • Poetry and Literature
  • Politics and Radicalism
  • Religion
  • Slavery and the Anti-Slavery Movement

For more detailed information on Eighteenth Century Journals Portal, see the online guide at Adam Matthew Digital.

The trial runs through October 15, 2014.

Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke

Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Janet Clarke
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