2 (2003) compared to Series 1 (1997)
2 includes all 25,000 of the Series 1 (1997) entries, most of
them now updated, and an additional 25,000 entries, for a
total of 50,000. It
has 4,000 more facsimile title pages for a total of 9,000, and
includes 48,000 personal names. For instance, every name in
the DNB and Modern
English Biography which is associated with a Victorian
periodical appears here.
locations are provided for the UK and North America.
are provided by title, subject, place of publication (by
town and county), issuing body and people.
major feature of the Directory
is the development of a family tree for all titles related
through mergers, common issuing bodies, or title changes.
online edition is updated daily.
series includes the pertinent holdings of the Cambridge
University Libraries, the University of London Libraries, the
British Library's three branches (the main Euston Road branch,
the Colindale Newspaper Branch and Boston Spa Yorkshire
Documents Lending Branch), and such specialized London
repositories as the Royal Society Library, Wellcome Medical
Library, and the Royal Institute of British Architects. All
the nineteenth century English titles in NEWSPLAN are
included, usually in much greater detail.
contains data from some 8,000 secondary sources which together
provide scholarly commentary on the majority of entries.
through patient and painstaking labour were the great
produced that we now take for granted... Johnson’s
the original Dictionary
of National Biography, and the Oxford
English Dictionary. It appears that The
Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals…
will now take its place in this distinguished company.
… These research aids make information readily available to
even the most inexperienced investigator; for the specialist
they are indispensable.
… The method of publication adopted by North is unique in
the history of scholarship and makes pioneering use of modern
technology.... It opens the door to knowledge previously
unobtainable in the life-time of one editor, or even a
committee of editors, and offers a most illuminating example
of the constructive and responsible application of the tools
of modern society to scholarly research. [There are] thousands
of instances where the material in The
Waterloo Directory is indispensable in illuminating the
Van Arsdel, formerly President,
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
36:2 (Summer 2003)
“offers the most thorough and accessible accumulation of
information on English serial publications. The flexibility of
searching by any combination of the fields … and the indexes
provide ready access for the first time to essential sources
of the study of nearly all facets of nineteenth-century
English life. An indispensable work that –like its
companions [the Irish & Scottish directories] — stands
as an example of the kind of guide needed for serials of other
countries and periods.”
Research Guide, 3rd edition (MLA)
2001 the Waterloo
Directory Series was nominated to the MLA list of best
scholarly works of the twentieth century: “The great
reference works that enabled scholars to conduct extensive
research in the field of Victorian and Edwardian periodical
literature are the product of the twentieth century from its
midpoint onward. These
include The Wellesley
Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900, The
Waterloo Directory of Victorian [and Irish
and Scottish] Periodicals.
ll5, no. 7, Dec, 2000, p. 2035
best model now available for the bibliographic representation
of Victorian Periodicals.”
Bennett, formerly Librarian, Yale
20 volumes] have
explored and revealed the vast scale and scope of
publication…[by] seeking out, analyzing, describing,
and recording heretofore unknown, unappreciated, and therefore
unutilized primary source documents.... The spin-off impacts
of this research and publication have major implications for
the interpretation and further scholarly study of every aspect
of that era.…an indispensable working tool and a scholarly
Distad, Director of Bibliographic
of Alberta Library.
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indexes: Title, Place: Town, Place: County, Issuing Body,
index may be either browsed alphabetically or searched for
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search: by any word combination
search: by an combination of Title (partial or whole),
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has been sought and generally found for 30 fields per record:
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