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Eighteenth Century Journals was the first resource of its kind to make available unique and extremely rare eighteenth century periodicals online, each chosen to convey the eclecticism and evolution of the publishing world between 1685 and 1835.

The resource consists of five standalone modules, 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

Eighteenth Century Journals consists of the following five modules, each seamlessly integrated via a single interface to enable streamlined browsing and searching:

Eighteenth Century Journals I
Newspapers and Periodicals, 1693-1793, from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

Eighteenth Century Journals II
Newspapers and Periodicals, 1699-1812, from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

Eighteenth Century Journals III
Newspapers and Periodicals, 1680-1816, from British Library Newspapers, Colindale and Cambridge University Library

Eighteenth Century Journals IV
Newspapers and Periodicals, 1708-1820, from Chetham's Library, Manchester and the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

Eighteenth Century Journals V
The Lady’s Magazine and other titles, 1712-1835, from Birmingham Central Library, British Library, Cambridge University Library and Liverpool John Moores University Library

For any library supporting studies of the eighteenth century these periodicals and newspapers will prove to be an important and multi-faceted resource. They will be of interest to those studying a range of topics, including literature, the theatre, the origins and rise of Romanticism, politics, revolution and rebellion, social issues, gender, society life, religion and the influence of the Press.

See key data for full contents lists from all five modules