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Catching a Glimpse of the Past:
19th Century Journals Available Online
Looking to relive the heyday of the Victorian era from the comfort of your computer screen? If you're interested in researching the history of medicine or searching for that landmark article from the 1890s, the Library's catalog, INNOPAC (link removed), can be your gateway to a wealth of 19th century medical literature. Many providers are digitizing the complete backfiles of their journals for online access, and the Library is happy to provide links to many of these extensive collections.
The Library's catalog currently contains records for 32 journals with content available from the 1800s. These journals are available from myriad sources, such as ScienceDirect (link removed), PubMed Central (link removed), Blackwell Synergy (link removed), and JSTOR (link removed). The following are just a sampling of these titles available via the Library's catalog:
Nature 1869-- from Nature Publishing Group
Lancet 1823-- from ScienceDirect
British Medical Journal 1877-- from PubMed Central
Science 1880-2002 from JSTOR Health and General Sciences Collection
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences scattered issues from 1879 to present from Blackwell Synergy
Journal of Experimental Medicine 1896-- from HighWire Press for Rockefeller University Press
American Journal of the Medical Sciences 1828-- from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Journal Legacy Archive
Dental Cosmos 1859-1936 from the University of Michigan
Psychological Review 1894-- from EBSCOhost's PsycARTICLES
Journal of Comparative Neurology 1891-- from Wiley Interscience
Annals of Surgery 1885-- from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Journal Legacy Archive and from PubMed Central
Although this is not an exhaustive list of the 19th century journals available online via the Library's catalog, it also does not include the journal with the earliest issues available online. That honor goes to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London with access back to 1665 via the JSTOR Health and General Sciences Collection.
As earlier issues are made available, the Library will attempt to provide links to the increased coverage. Don't hesitate to look up a journal you need through the online catalog INNOPAC (link removed) and see if it is included in the growing numbers of journals available online from the 19th century.
For assistance with these titles or any of the Libraries' resources, please contact a Reference (link removed) Librarian at the Isché Library (504) 568-6102 / (504) 568-8339, or at the Dental Library (link removed) (504) 941-8158.
-- Rebecca Bealer (link removed)