The second edition of The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals: 1800-1900 provides online access to information about approximately 50,000 newspapers and periodicals published in England between January 1, 1800 and December 31, 1900. This database consolidates information from over 6,000 secondary sources, including scholarly resources for press historians and innumerable reference works on the history of Great Britain. Additionally, the directory includes digital images of title pages for 9,000 Victorian periodicals.
The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals is a valuable resource for research in all subject disciplines. It allows researchers to identify primary sources and significant library collections for historic content such as:
This directory can also provide quick answers to questions such as:
Access to The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals: 1800-1900 is available from the Library’s Research Databases (Journal Articles) page by clicking on the letter "W" in the Browse by Title section, then by selecting the link for "Waterloo directory of English newspapers and periodicals:1800-1900."
It can also be accessed via the Library’s catalogue, TRELLIS.
Access to The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals is made possible by UW English Language and Literature faculty member, Professor John S. North. He is also the editor of the directory.
For more information, please contact:
Liaison Librarian for English and Drama and Speech Communication