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Finding Pre-1800 Imprints: Home

This is a guide to finding books and journals published prior to 1800.


This is a guide to finding books, journals, newspapers and other texts published prior to 1800. The main focus is on more general databases, catalogs, indexes, i.e. tools that are not author, genre, period specific. However, BC Libraries has a large number of such latter tools, often full-text: Acta Sanctorum, English Poetry (600-1900), Past Masters, among others. For more details about these and other relevant databases, see Online Databases. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Brendan Rapple (617-552-4482;

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Brendan Rapple
Room 414
O'Neill Library
Boston College

Ph: 617 5524482