English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC)

The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) is freely available, with no requirement for passwords, at the British Library's website http://estc.bl.uk. It is an essential resource for historians, English language and literature scholars, and all those interested in early printed books, periodicals and ephemera. It aims to provide bibliographic records for all known British printed material before 1801, held by the British Library and over 2,000 other institutions worldwide.

CERL’s HPB Database contains a useful amount of English printed material for the period from 1801 to 1830.

More information about the file and the project can be found at http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/epc/earlyprinted/ and at the website of ESTC/North America http://estc.ucr.edu.

!! ESTC in the CERL Portal !! The ESTC is also available for searching in combination with the HPB Database and other databases through the CERL Portal.