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Contemporaneous periodicals and journals

These resources offer journal and periodical content which records and comments upon events or trends often at the time they were happening. You may also find relevant sources in our Newspapers guide.

British Periodicals I–III

This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late 17th to the early 20th century. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. A subscription resource from ProQuest.

Church Missionary Society periodicals modules I and II

This resource is a database of publications from the evangelical Protestant Church Missionary Society, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. It comprises periodicals documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, including news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounters. A subscription resource from Adam Matthew Digital.

Eighteenth Century Journals Portal (Sections I–IV)

This resource brings together rare 18th century periodicals conveying the eclecticism and evolution of the publishing world and all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life between 1685 and 1835. A subscription resource from Adam Matthew Digital.