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Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (NCSE)

What does it contain? - a free, online edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers.

  • Monthly Repository (1806-1837) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833)
  • Northern Star (1838-1852)
  • Leader (1850-1860)
  • English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864)
  • Tomahawk (1867-1870)
  • Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890)

The edition is formed of two integrated components: the 'Facsimile' component - a repository of full-page facsimiles and textual transcripts generated through OCR; and the 'Keyword' component - an index of semantic keywords and person, place and institution names, generated using data mining and natural language processing techniques. Both components of the system are fully searchable and include rich, bibliographic metadata attached to titles, volumes, issues, departments and articles within the edition.

Update: The NCSE platform is under development and full text and facsimilies will not be available for the foreseeable future.  [Last updated: 08/09/2017]