Friday 14 October 2011

Free access to JSTOR's early journals

This one's a real goody...

JSTOR has announced that it is providing free access to its Early Journal Content, which is material "published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world". The content includes 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. The announcement is at

To access the material, visit and click on the box that states Include only content I can access. Now do your search!

There is a significant collection of British material, and an absolute TONNE of Irish offerings.

For Britain:

Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies 1969-2004
Bristol Selected Pamphlets 1800-1899
Cowen Tracts 1603-1898
Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection 1800-1900
The English Historical Review 1886-2001
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection 1545-1900
Hume Tracts 1769-1890
Journal of British Studies 1961-2011
Knowsley Pamphlet Collection 1792-1868
LSE Selected Pamphlets 1800-1899
Manchester Selected Pamphlets 1799-1900
Victorian Literature and Culture 1997-2005
Browning Institute Studies 1973-1990
Victorian Periodicals Review 1979-2005
Victorian Periodicals Newsletter 1968-1978
Victorian Studies 1957-2011
Wilson Anti-Slavery Collection 1761-1900

For Ireland:

All Ireland Review 1900-1902
The Anti-Union 1798-1799
"Before I Forget…": Journal of the Poyntzpass and District Local History Society 1987-2003
The Belfast Magazine and Literary Journal 1825
The Belfast Monthly Magazine 1808-1814
Books Ireland 1976-2007
The Cambro-Briton 1819-1822
The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 1975-2009
The Catholic Layman 1852-1858
The Celtic Review 1904-1916
Clogher Record 1953-2009
Comhar 1942-2007
The Cork Review 1979-2000
The Crane Bag 1977-1985
The Dublin Penny Journal 1832-1836
Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 2006-2009
Ériu 1904-2007
Field Day Review 2005-2009
Fortnight 1970-2008
The Furrow 1950-2007
Gadelica: A Journal of Modern Irish Studies 1912-1913
The Irish Church Quarterly 1908-1917
Irish Historical Studies 1938-2005
The Irish Monthly 1873-1954
The Irish Penny Journal 1840-1841
The Irish Review (1986-) 1986-2007
The Irish Review (Dublin) 1911-1914
Journal of Irish Studies 2001-2009
The Harp 1985-2000
The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 1890-2005
The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland 1870-1889
The Journal of the Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland 1868-1869
The Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1856-1867
Proceedings and Transactions of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society 1854-1855
Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society 1850-1853
Kerry Archaeological Magazine 1908-1918
The Linen Hall Review 1984-1995
The National Magazine 1830-1831
The Dublin Literary Gazette 1830
New Hibernia Review / Iris Éireannach Nua 1997-2006
Nordic Irish Studies 2002-2007
North Irish Roots 1984-2007
The Past: The Organ of the Uí Cinsealaigh Historical Society 1920-2007
Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 1981-2006
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature 1902-2007
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1889-1901) 1889-1901
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Polite Literature and Antiquities 1879
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Science 1870-1884
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 1836-1866
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 1836-1866
Radharc 2000-2004
Seanchas Ardmhacha: Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society 1954-2006
Theatre Ireland 1982-1993
The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 1787-1906

There are dozens of other categories likely to be of interest also including Jewish Studies, Religion, History, Folklore, and much, much more.

Happy hunting!

(With thanks to SarahND at Talking Scot)


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