ProQuest Launches New Products for Digital Portal

Nov 10, 2006

ProQuest Information and Learning launched new products and added to its 19th century collection. Changes to the collection include the launch of digital versions of two sources--British Periodicals Collection I and Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals--the addition of more than 70 years of content to House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, and the addition of two new content pools to the collection's bibliographic spine: C19: The Nineteenth Century Index. Upon completion, the new digital archive British Periodicals Collection I will offer immediate access to high-resolution facsimile page images and searchable full text from full runs of 160 periodicals in the UMI Early British Periodicals microform collection spanning from the late 17th century to the early 19th century.

The digital release of Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals includes more than 90,000 records from 45 British periodicals. This source adds information by including author attributions for articles that were originally published anonymously or pseudonymously. This is the first web-based version of this index which was previously available in print or on CD-ROM. ProQuest's House of Commons Parliamentary Papers spans1801-1945, and by the end of 2006 there will be continuous full-text coverage from 1801-1978 and current content from 2004-2006. C19: The Nineteenth Century Index, a virtual road map to a century's worth of research material. ProQuest has expanded this finding tool to include two new sources: Poole's Index to Periodical Literature--and records from American archival repositories.