“Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.”- Jack Zipes In 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first edition of Kinder-und-Hausmarchen, a collection of … Continue reading
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19th Century Masterfile is the first stop for researching pre-1930 materials. NCM aggregates all kinds of indexes to books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents and patents into a single resource. It is 'due diligence' for historians, making sure no stone is unturned. Learn more ...
The 19th Century Masterfile database is the most comprehensive index to 19th-century English and American periodicals, and is an essential research tool for research faculty and graduate students in history and literature.
I have found 19th Century Masterfile invaluable for monographic studies, pointing me instantly to scores of relevant articles, exhibition reviews,and firsthand interviews. These were general interest periodicals–often journals I would never have thought to consult or had never even heard.
Libraries don’t have to be as specialized as we are to benefit from using 19th Century Masterfile. Even undergraduate programs with a strong modern history curriculum would benefit, especially if research is a focus. It gives our researchers fuller, more well-rounded results than relying solely on standard STM databases would.
This is the most comprehensive research tool for nineteenth century studies. It should be the researchers first stop to explore the literature. 5 Stars.
I found 19th Century Masterfile useful not only as an entrée into new subject areas but also as a means of closing out research by insuring that I had covered published literature well. In summary, It is a valuable resource for historians of technology working on nineteenth-century subjects for far more than just the technical indices that it covers.
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“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons”- T.S. Eliot The delicious, rich taste of coffee. Today, coffee houses are commonly employed for various purposes: a meeting place, study session, or a chance to escape the realities and duties … Continue reading