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Browse Periodicals by Title

The Browse Periodicals by Title page allows you to browse all of the periodical content in EEBO by title, and to view a list of all the separate issues for a particular title. It provides access to:

  • Corantos - broad sheet publications issued mainly in the Netherlands in 1620 and 1621, the earliest news publications in the English language
  • Newsbooks - the quarto-format news publications issued in the period 16221642
  • Thomason Periodicals - preserved in the British Library's Thomason Tracts collection (16411663).

Corantos and Newsbooks are slightly different in character to the other periodicals in EEBO, and have been treated in a slightly different way to make them fully accessible to users.

Each individual coranto and newsbook is accessible throughout EEBO via a bibliographic record that documents exactly its unique title and date information, making it easy to retrieve particular items when browsing. Each is also linked to an additional bibliographic record that groups together associated corantos and newsbooks according to the various series identified in Folke Dahl's definitive work A Bibliography of English Corantos and Periodical Newsbooks 16201642 (London: Bibliographical Society, 1952). These additional records allow users to reconstruct the original serial order in which corantos and newsbooks were issued. Both types of record are accessible in Browse Periodicals by Title page.

For example, users can access images of the newsbook entitled A relation of the King of Svveden, his happie and incomparable successe and victories..., which formed number 22 in a series of newsbooks printed for Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne from 1629 to 1631, in two ways:

  • via its own bibliographic Full Record, which gives the full title and date of the individual item (A relation of the King of Svveden etc., 18th February-14th March 1631) and additional notes specific to it
  • via a record with the title Newbooks Seventh Series: Printed for Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne, c.16291630 - 29 Nov. 1631. , which links to images of all the newsbooks from this series available in EEBO

An A-Z list is shown across the top of of the screen and beneath it an alphabetical list of all periodical titles that begin with the letter that is displayed. 20 titles are displayed per page. Additional titles can be accessed in 3 ways:

  • by using the "Page(s): 1 | 2 | 3" navigation;
    or
  • by clicking a new letter in the alphabetical list at the top of the page; the browse list will refresh to show all titles that begin with the letter you have chosen;
    or
  • by entering the first few letters of the title you wish to find in the Title search box and clicking Look for.... The browse list will scroll to the nearest match for the letters you have entered. You can type full titles, partial titles or just a few characters into the box.

You can view a list of all issues for a particular title by clicking the plus icon next to a title. The browse list will refresh to show a list of all issues for that title, with the bibliographic number, issue number and date shown for each issue. Once you have expanded the display, the plus icon will change to a minus icon; you can click this to close up the display and return to the original issue-level browse list display.

Each title-level entry in the browse list is preceded by the following icons:

add to marked list icon / remove from marked list icon Add/Remove from Marked list icon - clicking this will add, or remove the title to, or from, your Marked List.

record icon Record icon - clicking this icon will take you to Full Record page for the title in question.

Each issue-level entry in the browse list is preceded by the following icons:

add to marked list icon / remove from marked list icon Add/Remove from Marked list icon - clicking this will add, or remove the Full Record for this issue to, or from your Marked List.

document image icon Document Image icon - clicking this icon will take you to the Document Image page.

See also: Browse Periodicals by Date.