Tuesday, 1 July 2008

More Databases

MORE DATABASES

Two useful sites recently mentioned on the Victoria list.

First, is the Victorian Plays Project
http://victorian.worc.ac.uk
"A digital archive of selected plays from T.H. Lacy's Acting Edition of Victorian Plays (1848-1873)" which allows you to read lots of fascinating stuff and a get a real feel for the sort of thing popular on the Victorian stage. A full text search isn't available but you can browse by keywords and, for instance, place names.

Second is The Nineteenth Century Serials Edition (beta),
http://www.ncse.ac.uk
which contains the full text of six journals, adding to the ever-burgeoning amount of Victorian periodicals available (in the UK, at least) to search online. They want feedback on the site, which I haven't yet had a chance to use ... so get stuck in!

1 comment:

  1. John Edmondson28 July 2008 at 09:31

    Hi Lee

    Thanks for these links. Re the digitization of journals, you probably know about it already but your readers may be interested in http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/djo/ - the Dickens Journals Online project underway at the University of Buckingham, led by John Drew. The aim is to digitize all issues of Household Words and All the Year Round in time for the Dickens bicentenary in 2012.

    All the best,
    John

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