Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Capturing key events of the 19th century

Purchase of the 19th Century UK Periodicals Online, Series 1 content by JISC brings material from the 19th century to the widest possible audience in UK further and higher education, as institutions will not have to invest in the content themselves but can gain access to the content via the publisher’s servers by paying an annual hosting fee. This will allow them to take advantage of the search interface developed for the 19th Century UK Periodicals Online, Series 1.

19th Century Periodicals Online, Series 1 captures an important period of British history as it focuses on the birth of modern magazine publishing in the United Kingdom between 1800 and 1900; the rise of children’s entertainment and education; and increasing interest in popular sports and hobbies, with nearly 100 titles and 1.2 million pages selected by an academic editorial board.

This is an invaluable resource for history academics and students studying social change in Britain and its effect around the world. Those studying and researching in the fields of literature, historical geography, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, economic and legal history, history of art and the history of science, medicine and technology will also find the resource of value.

Further details can be found here.

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