You may find the following links useful:

Newspapers and Periodicals

  • The British Library’s Concise Guide to the History of the Newspaper since 1620 []
  • The British Library Newspaper Collection [] Access to the catalogue and other resources and information.
  • The NRA’s guide to sources for British newspaper history []
  • The Nineteenth-Century in Print [] This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress. They include literary and political magazines, as well as Scientific American, Manufacturer and Builder, and Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry. The longest run is for The North American Review, 1815-1900.
  • The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) [] The RSAP is an interdisciplinary organization of scholars interested in American magazines and newspapers. It publishes the journal American Periodicals, sponsors panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, and has a free moderated discussion list, which you may join from this site. Visit the Research Resource page to find scanned 19th, 20th, and 21st century periodicals, and resources for teaching and research.
  • The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) [] RSVP are a group dedicated to researching Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The Society organizes an annual conference and publishes Victorian Periodicals Review.
  • SciPer [] A searchable electronic index to the science content of sixteen nineteenth-century general periodicals. The index currently contains entries for around 7,500 articles and references to more than 5,500 individuals and 2,000 publications.
  • The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals [] Online index of newspapers and periodicals searchable by Title, Place: Town, Place: County, Issuing Body, People, Subject. Requires login.

Print and Publishing History

  • Library History-The British Isles to 1850 [] Over 30,000 records relating to early British libraries, book-clubs, and private collections.
  • SHARP [] The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Hosts a plethora of resources and useful discussion forums.
  • Web-Mounted Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustrations []. A resource that provides access to 868 literary illustrations, with full bibliographical and biographical records.

Nineteenth-century Studies

  • The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online []. Provides access to the complete works of Darwin online.
  • The Darwin Correspondence Project []. Provides access to Darwin's correspondence and related materials.
  • 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century []. The e-journal of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN) []. An international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to British nineteenth-century literary studies.
  • Victoria Research Web [] A hub site providing links to a profusion of resources for Victorian Studies research.
  • Victorian Web [] Provides links to resources for research into the literature, history and culture of the Victorian era.


  • The Poetess Archive []. The archive provides access to a range of resources for studying British and American nineteenth-century popular poetry. Includes digital editions and secondary material including a journal, Poetess Archive Journal.
  • Home Page of Mitsuharu Matsuoka [] Provides a whole host of resources concerning nineteenth-century literature.
  • The Institute of English Studies [] With notices of upcoming events, study and research opportunities, projects, publications, the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies and other information about the Institute.
  • Literary Resources on the Web [] A hub site providing links to many useful research tools and resources.
  • Romantic Circles [] A repository for editions, original work, and discussion this site also has facsimiles, transcripts, comparison software, extensive bibliographies and a school’s page

Digital Scholarship

  • NINES [] A Networked Interface for Nineteenth-century Scholarship based at the University of Virginia.
  • The Text Encoding Initiative [] The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines are an international and interdisciplinary standard that facilitates libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars represent a variety of literary and linguistic texts for online research, teaching, and preservation.
  • The Centre for Computing in the Humanities [] Based at King’s College London CCH aims to foster awareness, understanding and skill in the scholarly applications of computing.