This volume describes in detail more than 3900 newspapers and periodicals in all fields: art, literature, theatre, science, music, law, agriculture, labour, politics, trade, home and church. Its indexes list all periodicals published in each Irish city and town, and gives readers access to such diverse subjects as the slave trade, town directories, gardening, geology, fiction, folklore, antiquities, public health. Locations are provided for most titles, as well as a description of the political and religious orientation, indexing, personnel, issuing bodies, frequency and publishing history. An essential reference work for every Irish Studies program and reference library. "A project of enormous importance. ... A wealth of information ... thoroughly indexed ... (with) a graceful h umane appearance."-Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. ".. .the place where nineteenth century Irish research begins."--James Harner, in the MLA's Research Sources in English. "It is above all the indexes which make an already impressively detailed and exhaustive piece of research into a fundamental 'must' for 19th century historians."--F. J. G. Robinson, Director, The 19th Century Short Title Catalogue. "Remarkable comprehensiveness and skillful cross-indexing. ... The Directory will prove indispensible."--Richard Morton, English Studies in Canada. "The well-nigh definitive guide to the raw materials for a history of Irish journalism. ... Its acquisition is unavoidable."--W. G. Wheeler, Queen's University, Belfast
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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.