This guide provides a list of 19th century periodicals available online. These periodicals have been digitized by outside institutions and made available to the general public by these institutions. Their continued availability is at the discretion of the digitizing institutions.
Many of these periodicals ran before and after the 19th century, but for this project, we only catalogued those dates that fell within the 19th century. Also some of the missing dates may become available in the future and these links will be updated as they become available.
The periodicals have been categorized by date, place of publication and subject. The subject categories were chosen to reflect major areas of publication, but not all can be accounted for. In some cases, they are categorized by the audience they catered to. For example, children's magazines are grouped together. In the case of women, a little more liberty was taken in their organization; publications on that page are those published for a female audience, contain women's writing, and discuss women's issues. If you feel that a periodical is in the wrong category or needs to be added to a subject category, please let us know.
This is by no means a complete listing of all periodicals that were published in the 19th century, but a sampling that will be updated as more are found. If you know of any periodicals that are available or you would like to see, please let us know. We will add them or do our best to find them.