[Pitt afiliate only] Many articles in the database of 16th-19th century UK are relevant to Japanese Studies

February 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

I please to announce that the library has subscribed the Gale News Vault, an English article database for 16th-19th century UK newspapers and journals, which were available only microform format before but they are now full text searchable.  I believe many articles are relevant to Japanese Studies include articles in the Bakumatsu Meiji Igirisu zasshi Nihon kankei kiji shusei (幕末明治イギリス雑誌日本関係記事集成).

http://www.library.pitt.edu/db?title=gale+news+vault

The database include following collections and more.

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 1
19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 2
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
19th Century UK Periodicals: Empire
19th Century UK Periodicals: New Readerships
British Newspapers, Part 3: 1780-1950

For instance, keyword search by “japan” hits 214,691 articles.  Breakdown to publication type and Article type as follows.

Publication Type
Financial Times (61565)
Times (48380)
Daily Mail (18726)
Economist (14997)
Sunday Times (8181)
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser (2986)
Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, CA) (2917)
Hull Daily Mail (2719)

Article Type
Arts and Entertainment (2831)
Business and Finance News (39971)
Classified Advertising (15685)
Letters (2434)
News (100179)
Shipping News (4030)
and more

Please enjoy explore the database.  Please contact me any time if you have question.

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