Atkins Library recently acquired access to the following collection of UK periodicals.
“An online collection of British magazines, journals and specialty newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals provides an in-depth view of British life in the Victorian age. This first series in the five-series collection, New Readerships: Women’s, Children’s, Humor and Leisure/Sport charts the rapid rise of publishing in a reading culture expanding through a rise in literacy and leisure and an explosion of sports and hobbies.
Unlike other resources, this collection includes a broad range of publications to present unique insight into the lifestyles, culture, pastimes and values of not only the elite class but the middle and working classes, as well.”
Other collections relevant to the study of 18th, 19th and 20th Century UK:
London Low Life – Full-text searchable resource, containing color digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
19th Century British Newspapers – The 19th Century British Newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. This collection includes national and regional newspapers and more.
Times Digital Archive – Digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-2006.
Punch (1841-1900) – British magazine of humor and satire. By Summer 2014 we will have access to the Punch Historical Archive (1841-1992).
Eighteen Century Collections Online (ECCO) – Works published in the UK during the 18th century.