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Although the OED's first citation for “journalism” is dated 1833 (it comes from Westminster Review), the current dramatic expansion of digital resources suggests that scholarly use of Victorian journals may be reaching a point of transition. In addition, the number, variety, breadth, and depth of recent studies, most of them finished before the new materials went online, is truly remarkable.



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Ashley, Mike. The Age of the Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880–1950. London: British Library and Newcastle: Oak Knoll, 2006.
Ashton, Rosemary. 142 Strand: A Radical Address in Victorian London. London: Chatto & Windus, 2006.
Beegan, Gerry. The Mass Image: A Social History of Photomechanical Reproduction in Victorian London. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2008.
BeethamMargaret, and Kay Boardman Margaret, and Kay Boardman, eds. Victorian Women's Magazines: An Anthology. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2001.
Boyd, Kelly. Manliness and the Boys’ Story Paper in Britain: A Cultural History, 1855–1940. London: Palgrave, 2003.
Brake, Laurel, and Codell, Julie, eds. Encounters in the Victorian Press: Editors, Authors, Readers. New York: Palgrave, 2005.
Campbell, Duncan Andrew. English Public Opinion and the American Civil War. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2003.
Cantor, Geoffrey, and others. Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004.
Cantor, Geoffrey, and Shuttleworth, Sally, eds. Science Serialized: Representations of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004.
Clarke, Bob. From Grub Street to Fleet Street: An Illustrated History of English Newspapers to 1899. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Codell, Julie, ed. Imperial Co-Histories: National Identities and the British and Colonial Press. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP and London: Associated University Presses, 2003.
Demoor, Marysa. Their Fair Share: Women, Power, and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870–1920. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.
de Nie, Michael. The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798–1882. Madison and London: U of Wisconsin P, 2004.
Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism. Brake, Laurel and Demoor, Marysa, eds. London: British Library and Ghent: Academia P, [2008].
Easley, Alexis. First-Person Anonymous: Women Writers and Victorian Print Media, 1830–1870. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Fehlbaum, Valerie. Ella Hepworth Dixon: The Story of a Modern Woman. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
Finkelstein, David, ed. Print Culture and the Blackwood Tradition, 1805–1930. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2006.
Finkelstein, David, and Peers, Douglas M, eds. Negotiating India in the Nineteenth-Century Media. Basingstoke: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin's, 2000.
Fraser, Hilary, Green, Stephanie and Johnston, Judith. Gender and the Victorian Periodical. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003.
Fulton, Richard D., and Colee, C. M., eds. Union List of Victorian Serials: A Union List of Selected Nineteenth-Century British Serials Available in United States and Canadian Libraries. New York: Garland, 1985.
Fyfe, Aileen. Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2005.
Gray, Valerie. Charles Knight, Educator, Publisher, Writer. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.
Hamilton, Susan. Frances Power Cobbe and Victorian Feminism. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Hampton, Mark. Visions of the Press in Britain, 1850–1950. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2004.
Henson, Louise, and others, eds. Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Houghton, Walter E.The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830–1870. New Haven: Yale UP, 1957.
Houghton, Walter E.. The Wellesley Index: Uses and Problems.” Victorian Periodicals Newsletter 1 (January 1968): 1315.
Houghton, Walter E., Houghton, Esther Rhoads, and Slingerland, Jean, eds. The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824–1900. 5 vols. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1966, 1972, 1979, 1987, 1989.
Hughes, Linda K.Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters. Athens: Ohio UP, 2005.
Hughes, Linda K.. “What the Wellesley Index Left Out: Why Poetry Matters to Periodical Studies.” Victorian Periodicals Review 40.2 (Summer 2007): 91125.
Jackson, Kate. George Newnes and the New Journalism in Britain, 1880–1910: Culture and Profit. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.
Kaul, Chandrika. Reporting the Raj: The British Press and India, c. 1880–1922. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2003.
King, Andrew. The London Journal, 1845–83: Periodicals, Production and Gender. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Latham, Sean, and Scholes, Robert. “The Emergence of Periodical Studies as a Field.” PMLA 121.2 (March 2006): 517–31.
Ledbetter, Kathryn. Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals: Commodities in Context. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, and Reformer. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2004.
Morton, Peter. The Busiest Man in England: Grant Allen and the Writing Trade, 1875–1900. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Mussell, James. Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Movable Types. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007
Mutch, Deborah. English Socialist Periodicals 1880–1900: A Reference Source. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
North, John S., ed. The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800–1900. 2nd ser. 20 vols. Waterloo: North Waterloo Academic P, 2003.
Onslow, Barbara. Women of the Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000.
Phegley, Jennifer. Educating the Proper Woman Reader: Victorian Family Literary Magazines and the Cultural Health of the Nation. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2004.
Plunkett, John. Queen Victoria: First Media Monarch. New York: Oxford UP, 2003.
Potter, Simon J.News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System, 1876–1922. Oxford: Clarendon, 2003.
Potter, Simon J., ed. Newspapers and Empire in Ireland and Britain: Reporting the British Empire, c. 1857–1921. Dublin: Four Courts, 2004.
Slater, Michael. Douglas Jerrold: 1803–1857. London: Duckworth, 2002.
Tusan, Michelle Elizabeth. Women Making News: Gender and Journalism in Modern Britain. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2005.
VanArsdel, Rosemary T.Florence Fenwick Miller: Victorian Feminist, Journalist and Educator. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.
Weiner, Joel H., and Hampton, Mark, eds. Anglo-American Media Interactions, 1850–2000. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Williams, Leslie A. Daniel O'Connell, the British Press, and the Irish Famine: Killing Remarks. Ed. Williams, William H. A. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
Wolff, Michael. “Charting the Golden Stream: Thoughts on a Directory of Victorian Periodicals.” Editing Nineteenth-Century Texts. Ed. Robson, John M.. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1967. 3759.
Wolff, Michael. “In the Beginning.” Victorian Periodicals Review 41 (Spring 2008): 68.
Wolff, Michael. “The Victorian Periodicals Project.” Victorian Periodicals Newsletter 2 (June 1968): 1316.
Worth, George J.Macmillan's Magazine, 1859–1907: “No Flippancy or Abuse Allowed.” Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
Youngkin, Molly. Feminist Realism at the Fin de Siècle: The Influence of the Late-Victorian Woman's Press on the Development of the Novel. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2007.
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