C19: The Nineteenth Century Index  Connect to C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
Also known as: C19 Index
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

C19 is a comprehensive index to nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official publications, archives, and newspapers. It provides integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.5 million books and official publications, 71,000 archival collections and 16.3 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines, and newspapers.

A keyword quick search provides categorized retrieval in all indexes—Books, Periodicals, Official Publications, Archives, and Newspapers. More structured searches can be conducted in all indexes or restricted to one or more of these five categories. Components are:

  • Books - Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Nineteenth Century microfiche project

  • Periodicals - American Periodicals Series, British Periodicals (Collections I and II), Periodicals Index Online, Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, and Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900

  • Official Publications - House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, U.S. Congressional Serial Set

  • Archives - Archive Finder; content is drawn from Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States (DAMRUS), National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), and National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS)

  • Newspapers - Palmer’s Index to The Times

Full text is available from American Periodicals Series, British Periodicals, and House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. Full text of The Times is available in the The Times Digital Archive (not linked from C19).

Coverage: 19th century
Journals: American Periodical Series, British Periodicals, Periodicals Index Online, Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900
Links: Has Get It! links. There are also JSTOR links and Chadwyck-Healey fulltext links
Personalization: “My Archive” allows you to store saved searches and selected records between sessions.
Permitted Uses: Terms and conditions of use are specified on the Data Arrangement and Policy Page.
Output Formats: C19 Index is compatible with RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, and Reference Manager. Users can export citations directly into these management tools.
Help: Click on “HELP” in the upper right of the screen. For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources: Some of the components of C19 correspond in full or in part to titles in the Library in other formats or platforms.
  • Books - The Library has print volumes of Nineteenth Century Short-Title Catalogue in the Library Annex at Z2001 .N65 1984 and Z2001 .N66 1986. It has sections of The Nineteenth Century on microfiche at MFiche S 306, namely Section 1 (General collection: politics, economics, geography and topography, agriculture, history and archaeology, jurisprudence, philosophy, psychology, education, recreation, science, medicine, technology and useful arts, religion, family life and household management), Section 3 (Publishing, the booktrade, and the diffusion of knowledge specialist collection), and Section 4 (Visual arts and architecture specialist collection)

  • Periodicals - American Periodicals Series is available as a searchable database, APS (American Periodicals Series) Online. British Periodicals (Collections I and II) is available as the microfilm collections Early British Periodicals (MF S 275), English Literary Periodicals (each title cataloged separately), and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts (MF S 204). Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature is also available on Nineteenth Century Masterfile. The print edition of Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900 is in the Reference Collection at Ref AI3 .H68.

  • Official Publications - See British Parliamentary Papers: A Research Guide for information about Parliamentary Papers and related publications held by the Library. The Library holds print volumes of the Congressional Serial Set as well as on microfiche; see the DELCAT record for detailed information on volumes held.

  • Archives - National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) is also available online. National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS) is available in microfiche at MFiche S 273, S 274, S 275, and S 276.

  • Newspapers - Palmer’s Index to the Times is also available as a part of the Historical Newspapers Online database.

Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: ProQuest LLC

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Last modified: 05/15/14