Early Periodical Indexes

Overview

It isn't often in this highly technological environment that a new reference book sees the light of day and becomes an instant classic. Balay's Early Periodical Indexes is such a work. It is the most comprehensive guide available to the indexing of periodical literature from the 16th century until the end of the 19th century. The material itself is widely scattered and difficult to find, and until now there has been no systematic way to even identify it. This extraordinarily useful tool lists and describes titles...
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Overview

It isn't often in this highly technological environment that a new reference book sees the light of day and becomes an instant classic. Balay's Early Periodical Indexes is such a work. It is the most comprehensive guide available to the indexing of periodical literature from the 16th century until the end of the 19th century. The material itself is widely scattered and difficult to find, and until now there has been no systematic way to even identify it. This extraordinarily useful tool lists and describes titles in a wide range of disciplines. Balay has included indexes published prior to 1900 that are restricted to periodicals (such as Poole's), and those published later (such as Wellesley), as well as serial and topical bibliographies citing publications in all formats-and he explains the relationships among them. The scope is limited to European languages. Electronic databases, both Web-based and CD-ROMs, are included. Four indexes-author, title, topical subjects, and dates of coverage-provide access. This is a landmark resource, one that will become a familiar sight in every research library.
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Editorial Reviews

The Indexer
...Balay's book is a godsend for reference librarians. Undoubtedly, it is already a classic in the library world. For anyone interested in the history of periodical indexing, Balay has provided an indispensable reference source....annotations are extremely valuable and informative. That the author has thoroughly reviewed these documents is apparent....It has depth and demonstrates scholarship, a quality so often lacking in expansive but shallow Internet resources.
College & Research Libraries
This useful bibliography from the most recent editor of the Guide to Reference Books lists 400 titles that index periodicals published before 1900...It is highly recommended for reference collections...
Serial Bibliographies
Annotations fully describe scope, content, and organization; establish the relation to other resources; and are exacting in evaluations...Drawing on the author's extensive experience as a reference librarian who frequently dealt with the vexing question of how to identify the contents of periodicals before 1900, Early Periodical Indexes is an invaluable guide.
Eccb: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography
...helps to fill a serious need.
Choice
..Balay's discussions are lengthy and evaluative—a critical perspective that should make this book particularly useful on the reference shelf...Recommended for academic and research collections.
College & Research Libraries (C&RL)
This useful bibliography from the most recent editor of the Guide to Reference Books lists 400 titles that index periodicals published before 1900...It is highly recommended for reference collections...
ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography
...helps to fill a serious need.
Public Library Quarterly
Robert Balay's distinguished career in reference and bibliography provides admirable authority for this welcome contribution to bibliography.
ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography
...helps to fill a serious need.
CHOICE
..Balay's discussions are lengthy and evaluative—a critical perspective that should make this book particularly useful on the reference shelf...Recommended for academic and research collections.
Booknews
Lists and describes publications that provide some form of access to periodical articles published before 1900. Most publications cited are subject bibliographies which list articles, dissertations, government publications, and other materials. Other publications cited are indexes to periodicals, and electronic sources such as CD-ROMs and Internet sites. Materials cited were published between 1790 and 1999. Annotations address dates of coverage, completeness, and ease with which a source can be used in the library context. Entries are grouped in sections on general subjects, humanities, history and area studies, social and behavioral sciences, science and technology, and library and information science. Balay is editor of the Reference section of magazine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810838680
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition number: 352
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Balay(B.A. Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.S.L.S., Columbia University) has been Reference Editor at Choice magazine for the past fifteen years, but is now semi-retired. He edited the eleventh edition of the esteemed Guide to Reference Books, as well as the supplement to the tenth edition. He was Head of Reference, Yale University Libraries, from 1968 through 1985.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction xv
Abbreviations xxi
Source Bibliography xxiii
A General
AA Bibliographies 1
AB Indexes 5
Book Reviews 30
United States 31
South America, Central America, and the Caribbean 36
Belgium 36
Britain 37
Book Reviews 43
Denmark 43
France 44
Germany 45
Ireland 48
Romania 49
China 50
AC Biographies 51
AD Genealogies 52
AE Newspapers and Periodicals 53
B Humanities
BA General 56
BB Philosophy 57
BC Religion
General 59
Belief Systems, Sects, Topics 63
BD Languages
General 68
Classical Languages 69
Germanic Languages 74
"Oriental" Languages 76
Romance Languages 76
Scandinavian Languages 77
Slavic Languages 78
BE Literature
General 78
Comedy 81
Jewish Literature 81
Rhetoric 82
Science Fiction 83
The Americas
United States 83
African Americans 87
Native Americans 88
Book Reviews 89
Europe
Britain 90
Book Reviews 96
Flanders 98
France 99
Germany 100
Lithuania 103
Sweden 103
BF Visual Arts
Art History 104
Ceramics 104
Painting 105
Photography 106
Sculpture 107
Tapestry 108
Urban Planning 108
Byzantium 109
United States 110
Canada 114
BG Music 115
C History and Area Studies
CA General 121
CB Periods
Ancient History 124
Middle Ages 125
CC Regions
Byzantium 126
The "Orient" 127
CD Continents and Countries
North America 128
United States 129
Haiti 132
Europe
Britain 133
Finland 136
France 136
Germany 140
Hungary 143
Netherlands 143
Sweden 145
Switzerland 146
Africa 146
Egypt 151
Ethiopia 153
Middle East 153
Palestine 155
Asia, South 156
Asia, East 157
D Social and Behavioral Sciences
DA General 158
DB Education 159
DC Sociology 159
DD Psychology 161
DE Anthropology and Archaeology 163
DF Economics and Business 166
DG Political Science 169
DH Geography 172
DJ Law 174
E Science and Technology
EA General 176
EB Mathematics 182
EC Astronomy 185
ED Physics 189
EE Chemistry
General 193
Individual Elements and Compounds 195
EF Earth Sciences
Geology 200
Crystallography 202
Geodesy 203
Paleontology 203
North America 204
Brazil 208
Europe 209
Africa 210
EG Biology
General 211
Botany 213
Zoology
General 217
Birds 223
Fishes and Marine Animals 226
Insects 227
Shells 231
EH Medicine and Health Sciences
General 232
Specialties 242
Diseases 246
North America 247
Brazil 248
Europe 248
EJ Engineering 250
F Library and Information Science 255
Indexes
Authors 259
Titles 277
Subjects 295
Dates of Coverage 305
About the Author 317
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