The Library recently initiated a subscription to the 19th Century British Pamphlets collection available through JSTOR. The collection contains more than 20,000 digitized pamphlets from some of the most important research libraries in the UK.
The 19th Century British Pamphlets are of interest to anyone studying the socio-political and economic climate in Britain between 1545 and 1931.
Pamphlets included in the collection are searchable alongside other JSTOR content and are also browsable by topical sets.
Highlights of the collection include:
As described by JSTOR, “pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day.”
To date, pamphlets have been underutilized by students and researchers because they are traditionally difficult to access. The addition of this collection to JSTOR is a significant step forward to making such valuable primary source material more widely accessible.
The creation of this collection was accomplished through a collaborate between JSTOR and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
For more information, contact:
Liaison Librarian for History, Independent Studies, and Political Science