The Library has purchased the digital collection Eighteenth Century Journals: A Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals, c1685-1815
These resources illuminate 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. Topics covered are extremely wide-ranging and include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and coffee house gossip and discussion.
Eighteenth Century Journals I contains material from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 95 rare journals printed between 1693 and 1799.
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center holds one of the finest collections of 17th and 18th century newspapers and periodicals in the world, and it was from here that items for Eighteenth Century Journals II were selected.
The titles chosen for this project have been screened carefully against EEBO, Early English Newspapers and ECCO so that there is minimal overlap with these projects. The material reproduced in this new digital project covers many rare items not held by the British Library.