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    English Short Title Catalog (ESTC)
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English Short Title Catalog - ESTC from the British Library

The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) began as the 'Eighteenth  Century Short Title Catalogue', with a conference jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the British Library, held in London in June 1976. The aim of the original project was to create a machine-readable union catalogue of books, pamphlets and other ephemeral material printed in English-speaking countries from 1701 to 1800.

The English Short Title Catalogue lists over 460,000 items

  • published between 1473 and 1800
  • mainly, but not exclusively, in English
  • published mainly in the British Isles and North America
  • from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries

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Coverage

1473-1800

Date

September 13, 2010


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