30 March 2009 News Releases

ProQuest Launches exclusive online publication of the Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism in C19TM: the Nineteenth Century Index

ProQuest is pleased to announce the exclusive online publication of The Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism in C19TM: the Nineteenth Century Index.

ProQuest is pleased to announce the exclusive online publication of The Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism in C19<sup><small><font size="1">TM</font></small></sup>: the Nineteenth Century Index.  The Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism is a new reference work with over 1600 entries detailing British and Irish newspaper and periodical publishing in the nineteenth century. 

Dan Burnstone, Vice President, Arts and Humanities publishing at ProQuest said, ‘We are delighted to add the Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism to C19:the Nineteenth Century Index.  The nineteenth century witnessed a flowering of periodical publications in many forms. Scholars of the period will find this specialist dictionary rich in contextual information covering a wide array of subject areas.’

‘The Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism is a genuine companion for nineteenth century studies of all kinds that involve print –  literature, history, art, music, law, religion, science, sport, business history, cultural studies, gender studies, and history of the book,’ said Laurel Brake, one of the Dictionary’s editors and Professor Emeritus at Birkbeck, University of London.  ‘Compiled by scholars in the field, DNCJ provides fresh, searchable and authoritative research, which will be regularly updated.’

Over 250 subject experts produced the dictionary, which covers famous writers such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot as well as hundreds of known and unknown journalists, editors, publishers, illustrators, and printers involved in the journal and newspaper industry.  A rich array of topics such as Fashion journals, Football Specials, Magazine Day, Political Economy and Journalism, Literature and Journalism, the Spiritualist Press, Reading and Gender, Reading and Class, News and Gossip are explored.  Press titles themselves comprise 40% of entries , including  dailies, weeklies, monthlies and quarterlies -- The Times and the Manchester Guardian;  the Athenaeum and Police Gazette;  Blackwood’s and the Strand; the Quarterly Review , the Edinburgh, and the Yellow Book.

C19:  the Nineteenth Century Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole’s Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.5 million books and official publications, 71,000 archival collections and 18.9 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers.  C19:  the Nineteenth Century Index now provides integrated access to 12 bibliographic indexes, including over three million records from the ongoing digitization of British Periodicals Collections I and II, plus the new Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism.


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