The Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical (SciPer) index provides an scholarly synopsis of the material relating to science, technology, and medicine appearing in sixteen non-scientific periodicals published in Britain between 1800 and 1900. With entries describing around 7,500 articles (doubling to more than 15,000 when complete), and with references to over 5,500 individuals, 2,000 publications, and 1,000 institutions, it provides an invaluable research tool for those interested in the representation of science and in the interpenetration of science and literature in nineteenth-century Britain, as well as for students of the period more generally.
Produced by the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at the University of Sheffield and the Division of History and Philiosophy of Science at the University of Leeds, the Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical project will provide indexing of material relating to science, technology, and medicine in sixteen British periodicals from 1800-1900. The detailed indexing includes authors, titles, bibliographic details, and identifies (and hyperlinks) the people, publications, and institutions discussed in the articles, sometimes with an extended description. This allows for a more focused search than using article-level indexing or full-text searching. The collecting will include more than 15,000 articles when complete.