The Great Index to the Great Century
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Students, scholars and historians no longer need to wade through countless printed indexes or scattered electronic files to explore historical literature. 19th Century Masterfile brings all the relevant materials related to pre-1930s scholarly content into a single source.
No history department is complete without access to this unparalleled resource.
19th Century Masterfile is populated with over 20 million full text links, permitting patrons to explore the materials via the finest scholarly-produced indexes and then link to all manner of full text editions in public as well as commercial information sites. These include ARTstor, JSTOR, American Memory, HathiTrust, Hein Online, Readex and other subscription-based services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the most comprehensive research tool for nineteenth century studies. It should be the researchers first stop to explore the literature. 5 Stars.