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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 162 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GENERAL INDEXES TO PERIODICALS.—The most complete collection of periodicals in all languages ever brought together is that preserved in the British Museum, and the excerpt from the printed catalogue of the library, entitled Periodical Publications (London, 1899–1900, 2nd ed. 6 parts folio, with index), includes journals, reviews, magazines and other works issued periodically, with the exception of transactions and proceedings of learned societies and of British and Colonial newspapers later than 1700. The titles of these periodicals, which number about 23,000, are arranged under the town or place of their publication. The Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews, the Revue des deux mondes, the Revue historique, Deutsche Rundschau and others issue from time to time general indexes of their contents, while the periodical literature of special departments of study and research are noted in the various Jahresberichte published in Germany, and indexed monthly in such English and American magazines as the Engineering Magazine, the Geographical Journal, English Historical Review, American Historical Review, Economic Journal (for political economy), Library Journal and Library Association Record (for bibliography) and the Educational Review. The Cat. of Scientific Papers (1800–1900) of the Royal Society (1867–1908), and the Repertorium der techn. Journ. Literatur (1879–1899) of the German Patent Office, are specimens of indexes of special periodicals. There are also annual indexes such as those in the Zoological Record and Annales de geographic. Complete lists are given by A. B. Kroeger (Guide to Reference Books, 1908) and Stein (Manuel de bibliographie generale, 1897). See also Bibliography of Books reviewed in American Periodicals, by G. F. Danforth (1902–1903); Book Review Digest (1906), &c.; H. C. Bolton's Cat. of Scientific and Technical Periodicals 1665–1895, Smithsonian Inst. (2nd ed., 1897) ; Harrison's Int. Cat. of Scientific Lit. (1903–1904) ; 'S. H. Scudder's Cat. of Scientific Serials, 1633–1876 (Camb. [Harvard Univ.] 1876) ; Cat. of Periodicals (English and Foreign) in Bod. Lib., 1878–188o; Bibliotheque Nationale, Lisle des periodiques strangers (1896). A useful select list, including all languages, is J. D. Brown's Classified List of Current Periodicals (1904). (H. R. T.)

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