Department of English

University of Toronto

8.0 Finding Lists and Bibliographies of Periodicals and Newspapers

  8.1 Periodicals
8.2 Newspapers

8.1 Periodicals
(see also Annual Bibliographies of Literary Scholarship, and Annual Bibliographies of General Literature)

Bennett, Scott, et al. Victorian Periodicals: A Guide to Research. Ed. J. Don Vann and Rosemary T. VanArsdel. 2 vols. New York: MLA, 1978-c. 1989. [PN 5124 P4V54--ROBAREF]

MLA Directory of Periodicals: A Guide to Journals and Series in Languages and Literature. 1993-95 Edition. A Companion to the MLA International Bibliography. Comp. Kathleen L. Kent. New York: MLA, 1993. [Z 6941 M63 1993-95+--ROBAREF, Index Table No. 2]
MLA Directory of Periodicals. 1999- . Available on-line. [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Reference] http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/2833

Orenstein, Ruth M., ed. Fulltext Sources On-Line. 1989- . Needham Heights, MA: BiblioData, 1988- . Semiannual. [Z 699.22 F84--ROBAREF]

Patterson, Margaret C. Author Newsletters and Journals: An International Annotated Bibliography of Serial Publications Concerned With the Life and Works of Individual Authors. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1979. [Z 6513 P37--ROBAREF]

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals. 1824-1900. Ed. Walter Houghton, et al. 5 vols. Toronto: U of T Press, 1966-89. [Z 2005 H6--ROBAREF]
Gives tables of contents and identifications of contributors with lists of their contributions.
Available on-line. [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Indexes]
Also on CD-ROM. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/94118  

Women's Studies Archives: International Women's Periodicals. Primary Source Media.

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British

British Union-Catalogue of Periodicals: A Record of the Periodicals of the World. From Seventeenth Century to the Present Day in British Libraries. Ed. James D. Stewart, et al. 4 vols. London : Butterworths, 1955-58. [Z 6945 B87--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]

---. Supplement to 1960. London: Butterworths, 1962. [Z 6945 B87 Suppl.--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
Continued by: British Union-Catalogue of Periodicals, Incorporating World List of Scientific Periodicals, New Periodical Titles: 1960-80. Ed. Kenneth I. Porter, et al. London: Butterworths, 1964-80. Quarterly, with annual cumulations. [Z 6945 B872--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
Cumulated in: Porter, Kenneth I, and C. J. Koster, eds. British Union-Catalogue of Periodicals Incorporating World List of Scientific Periodicals, New Periodical Titles: 1960-1968. London: Butterworths, 1970. [Z 6945 B872--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
Succeeded by: Serials in the British Library. 1981- . London: Bibliographic Services, British Library, c. 1981- . Quarterly, with annual cumulations. [Z 6945 B8723--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
Cumulated (with British Union-Catalogue New Periodical Tides) in: Serials in the British Library: 1976-1986. London: Bibliographic Services, British Library, 1988. Microfiche. [mfe Z S475 1976-1986--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
Bibliographic records can be searched on-line through the British Library [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; Other Library Catalogues] http://blpc.bl.uk/  

Crane, R. S., and F. B. Kaye. A Census of British Newspapers and Periodicals, 1620-1800. Chapel Hill, NC: U of North Carolina P, 1927. [Z 6956 E5C8]
Complete holdings of 38 American libraries and partial holdings of 24.

Cranfield, G. A. A Hand-list of English Provincial Newspapers and Periodicals, 1700-1760. Cambridge Bibliographical Society Monograph No. 2. Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, 1952. [Z 6956 E5C82]
"A Handlist of English Provincial Newspapers and periodicals, 1700-1760: Additions and Corrections." Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society. 2.3 (1956): 269-74. [Z 1008 C357]
Wiles, R. M. "Further Additions and Corrections to G. A. Cranfield's 'Hand-list of English Provincial Newspapers and Periodicals, 1700-1760." Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society. 2.5 (1958): 385-89. [Z 1008 C357]

McLeod, W. R., and V. B. McLeod. A Graphical Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicials, 1702-1714. Morgantown, WVa: School of Journalism, West Virgina U, 1982. [Z 6956 ESM25]

Madden, Lionel, and Dixon, Diana. The Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press in Britain: A Bibliography of Modern Studies, 1901-1971. New York: Garland, 1976. [Z 6956 G6M3--ROBAREF]

Milford, R. T., and D. M. Sutherland, comps. A Catalogue for English Newspapers and Periodicals in the Bodleian Library, 1622-1800. London: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1936. Rpt. Woodbridge, CT: Research, [197?]. Microfilm. [mfm Z 0984--MICR]

Nelson, Carolyn, and Seccombe, Matthew, comp. British Newspapers and Periodicals, 1641-1700: A Short-Title Catalogue fo Serials Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, and British America. New York: MLA, 1987. [Z 6956 G6N44 1987--ROBAREF]

Stanton, Michael N. English Literary Journals, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1982. [Z 2005 S73--ROBAREF]

Stratman, Carl J. Britain's Theatrical Periodicals, 1720-1967. See Drama: British

Sullivan, Alvin, ed. British Literary Magazines. 4 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1983-86. [PN 5124 L6B74 1983--ROBAREF]

Union List of Victorian Serials: A Union List of Selected Nineteenth-Century British Serials. Available in United States and Canadian Libraries. Ed. Richard D. Fulton and C. M. Colee. New York: Garland, 1985. [Z 6956 G6U55 1985--ROBAREF]

Ward, William S. Index and Finding List of Serials Published in the British Isles, 1789-1832. Lexington, KY: U of Kentucky P, 1953. [Z 6956 E5W27]

The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900. Ed. John S. North. Waterloo, ON: North Waterloo Academic, 1994. [Z 6956 E5W38--ROBAREF]

Available as a computer file [Z 6956 E5N67]. Ask at ROBAREF.

The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900: Phase II. Ed. John S. North. Waterloo, ON: North Waterloo Academic, 1986. [Z 6956 I7N67 1986--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]

The Waterloo Directory of Scottish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900. Ed. John S. North. 2 vols. Waterloo, ON: North Waterloo Academic, 1989. [Z 6956 S36N67 1989--ROBAREF]

The Waterloo Directory of Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900: Phase I. Ed. Michael Wolff, et al, Waterloo, ON : Pub. for U of Waterloo by Wilfred Laurier UP, [197-?]. [Z 6956 G6W383 1970z--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]

White, Robert B., Jr. The English Literary Journal to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1977. [Z 6956 G6W47--ROBAREF]

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U.S.

Chielens, Edward E., ed. American Literary Magazines: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New York: Greenwood, c. 1986. [PN 4877 A64 1986--ROBAREF]

---, ed. American Literary Magazines: The Twentieth Century. New York: Greenwood, 1992. [PN 4877 A642 1992--ROBAREF]

---, ed. The Literary Journal in America to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1975. [Z 6951 C57--ROBAREF]

---, ed. The Literary Journal in America, 1900-1950: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1977. [Z 6951 C572--ROBAREF]

Hoornstra, Jean, and Trudy Heath, eds. American Periodicals 1741-1900: An Index to the Microfilm Collections: American Periodicals 18th Century; American Periodicals, 1800-1850, American Periodicals, 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 1979. [Z 6951 H65--MICR]

Index to American Periodicals. (1700-1935). Computer Indexed Systems, 1999. http://www.comp-index.com/

Access only currently available 1850-1935.

Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines, 1741-1930. 5 vols. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1930-68. [PN 4877 M63]

New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Held by Libraries in the United States and Canada. 1953-99. Washington: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, 1953-99. 8 monthly issues, 4 quarterly issues, annual and larger cumulations. [Z 6945 N44--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
Formerly, New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Commencing Publication After December 31 , 1949. Search Union List of Serials in Libraries of the United States and Canada for serials which began publication prior to 1950. No longer publishing: see OCLC FirstSearch below.

New Serial Titles, 1950-1970: Subject Guide. 2 vols. New York: Bowker, 1975. [Z 6945 N4522]

New Serial Titles: Classed Subject Arrangement. 1955-78. Washington: Library of Congress, 1955-78. Monthly. [Z 6945 N45]

OCLC Firstsearch. OCLC. Current.
Available on-line. [U of T Library Home Page; Resources; e-reference; OCLC; Databases; List all; UnionList] http://www.library.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/firstsearch/fs.cgi  

Union List of Serials in Libraries of the United States and Canada. Ed. Edna Brown Titus. 3rd ed. 5 vols. New York: Wilson, 1965. [Z 6945 U45 1965--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
Lists serials which began publication prior to 1950. Search New Serial Titles for serials beginning publication after 1949 (but see note under New Serial Titles re: expansion of scope since 1981).

Wells, Daniel A. The Literary Index to American Magazines, 1815-1865. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1980. [Z 6513 W34--ROBAREF]

---. The Literary Index to American Magazines, 1850-1900. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.

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Canadian

(see also U.S.)

CUSS List (Cooperative Union Serials System List). 19th ed. Downsview, ON: York U Libraries, 1992. Microfiche. [mfe Z C665--ROBAREF, Fiche Cabinet No. 2]
An annual list of the merged serials files of many Ontario university libraries.

Erindale College Library. Serials List. Mississauga, ON: Erindale College Library, U of Toronto, 1995. [Z 6945 T688 1995--ROBAREF, Reading Stand; latest issue only]

Guide to Periodicals and Newspapers in the Public Libraries of Metropolitan Toronto. 22nd ed. Toronto: Metropolitan Toronto Library Board, 1995. [Z 6945 M462 1995--ROBAREF (desk)]

Index to Pre-1900 English-Language Canadian Cultural and Literary Magazines. CD-ROM. [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-index]

Periodicals in the Social Sciences and Humanities Currently Received by Canadian Libraries/Inventaire des périodiques de sciences sociales et d'humanités que possèdent les bibliothèques canadiennes. 2 vols. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1968. [Z 7163 08]
Succeeded by: Union List of Serials in the Social Sciences and Humanities Held by Canadian Libraries. 1980-88. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1981- 88. Irregular. Microfiche. [mfe Z U546--ROBAREF, Fiche Cabinet No. 1]
Title varies.
Succeeded by: Union List of Serials in the Social Sciences and Humanities: CANUC:S. 1990-1997. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1990-97. Annual. Microfiche. [mfe Z U5462--ROBAREF, Fiche Cabinet No. 1]
Up-to-date Union Lists can be found under OCLC's FirstSearch. [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Reference; OCLC; Databases; List All; UnionList] http://www.library.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/firstsearch/fs.cgi  

La Presse québécoise des origines à nos jours. Ed. André Beaulieu, et al. 1973-90. 2nd ed. Quebec City: P de l'Université Laval, 1973-90. [Z 6954 C21 Q33 1973--ROBAREF]
Lists holdings for Quebec and Ontario libraries.

Scarborough College Library. Serials List. Scarborough, ON: Bladen Library, Scarborough College, U of Toronto, 1995. [Z 6945 T69 1995--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]

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8.2 Newspapers
(see also Periodicals)


British


Bibliography of British Newspapers. 6 vols. Ed. Charles A. Toase, at al. London: Library Assn., 1975-91. [Z 6956 G6B5 1982--ROBAREF]

The British Library. Catalogue of the Newspaper Library, Colindale. 8 vols. London: Pub. for the British Library Board by the British Museum, 1975. [Z 6945 B856--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]
The Newspaper Library records are available from 1987- through the British Library Catalogue [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Other Library Catalogues; British Library; Web Catalogues; The Newspaper Library Web Catalogue] http://blpc.bl.uk  

Cox, Susan M., and Janice L. Budeit, comps. Early English Newspapers: Bibliography and Guide to the Microfilm Collection. Woodbridge, CT: Research, 1983. [Z 6956 G6R47 1983--MICR]

Early English Newspapers, 1622-1820. Woodbridge, CT: Research, 1979- . Microfilm. [mfm AN E274--MICR]
A microfilm series based on The Burney Collection at the British Library, but supplemented from other collections. The project has 6265 reels.
Indexed in: Early English Newspapers, 1622-1820: Immediate Title Availability. Woodbridge, CT: Research, 1978. Microfilm. [AN E274 Index--MICR]

Ferguson, Joan P. S. Directory of Scottish Newspapers. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland, 1984. [Z 6956 G6F47 1984--ROBAREF]

Linton, David, and Ray Boston, eds. The Newspaper Press in Britain: An Annotated Bibliography. NY: Mansell, 1987. [Z 6956 G6L56 1987--ROBAREF]

---, eds. The Twentieth-Century Newspaper Press in Britain: An Annotated Bibliography. London: Hansell, 1994. [Z 6956 G6L58]

Munter, R. L. A Hand-List of Irish Newspapers, 1685-1750. Cambridge Bibliographical Society. Monograph no. 4. London: Bowes & Bowes, 1960. [Z 6956 I7M8]

The Times Index. 1906- . Reading: Newspaper Archive Developments, 1907- . [AI 21 T462--ROBAREF]
Monthly, with annual cumulation.

The Times. Tercentenary Handlist of English and Welsh Newspapers Magazines and Reviews, 1620-1920. [Ed. J. G. Muddiman.] London: The Times, 1920. [Z 6956 E5T5--ROBAREF]

Wiles, R. M. Freshest Advices: Early Provincial Newspapers in England. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP, 1965. [PN 5115 W5]

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U.S.


Brigham, Clarence S. Additions and Corrections to History and Bibliography of American Newapapers, 1690-1820. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1961. [Z 6951 B86, B862--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]

---. History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820. 2 vols. Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1947. [Z 6951 B86--ROBAREF Reading Stand]

Gregory, Winifred, ed. American Newspapers, 1821-1936: A Union List of Files Available in the United States and Canada. New York: Wilson, 1937. [Z 6945 A53--ROBAREF, Reading Stand]

InfoTrac. National Newspapers Index. INFOTRAC: Gale. 1977- .
Available on-line [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-index; Expanded Academic] http://web6.infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/infomark/1/1/1/purl=rc6_NNI  

Milner, Anita Cheek. Newspaper Indexes: A Location and Subject Guide for Researchers. 3 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1977-82. [Z 6951 M635--ROBAREF]

Newspapers in Microform: United States, 1948-83. 2 vols. Washington: Library of Congress, 1984. [Z 6945 U5N44 1948-83--Ref. Desk]

The New York Times Index. 1851- . New York: New York Times, 1913- . Semi-monthly, with quarterly and annual cumulation. 1851-1912 [AI 21 N43--ROBAREF]; 1913-64 [AI 21 N44--ROBAREF]; 1966- . [AI 21 N442--ROBAREF]

United States Newspaper Program National Union List. 4th ed. Dublin, OH: OCLC, 1993. Microfiche. [Z 6945 U6115 1993--Ref. Desk]
Current holdings for many US states can be found on-line, at http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/103018

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Canadian


Burrows, Sandra, and Franceen Gaudet. Checklist of Indexes to Canadian Newspapers. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1987. [Z 6954 C2B87 1987--Ref. Desk]

Canadian Index. 1993- . Toronto: Micromedia, 1993- . Monthly with annual cumulations. [AI 3 C255--ROBAREF, Index Table No. 2]
Formed by the merger of Canadian Magazine Index, Canadian News Index and Canadian Business Index. See also Annual Bibliographies of General Literature under Canadian Index.
Formerly: Canadian News Index. 1980-92. Toronto: Micromedia, 1977- . Monthly, with annual cumulations. [AI 3 C261--ROBAREF, Index Table No. 2]
Formerly: The Canadian Newspaper Index (1977-79). 3 vols [Toronto: Information Access] [AI 3 C26--ROBAREF]
Available on microfiche c. 1977-c. 1979 [AI C353 mfe].
Available on-line as part of Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) database. [U of T Library Homepage; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Indexes]. Available through UTLink and on CD-ROM from 1982-. http://www.simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/61460

Canadian NewsDisc. 1992- . Toronto: Micromedia, 1992- . Updated quarterly. [VICREF. Ask at Inquiry Desk]
A full-text CD-ROM which indexes The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Citizen, The Gazette (Montreal), The Daily News (Halifax), CBC, CTV, The Financial Post, The Province (Vancouver) and other daily regional newspapers.
Available on-line through Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA). [U of T Library Home Page; UTL Catalogue; Resources; e-Indexes] http://www.simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/61460
Succeeded by: The National Post. 1998-. Don Mills, ON : National Post Co. 1998- .
Earlier title is The Financial Post. Current issues held uncatalogued on periodical shelves, until replaced by microfilm or CD-ROM disc.

Union List of Canadian Newspapers. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1993. Microfiche. [Z 6954 C2 O892--MICR mfe 1993]

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