British Periodicals available from ProQuest

Page last modified on 30 November 2015, at 01:09 PM (initially posted on 29 January 2008)

British Periodicals traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond.

On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture.

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WAYFless URL: You need to append your ProQuest account ID (visible once you log into the platform) to the following URL:

Deep Linking: The examples given below are for Periodicals Index. Deep links for Music Periodicals can be created by following the same syntax, but replacing pio with britishperiodicals.


20. WAYFless URLs for ProQuest SPs

To find your organisation's ProQuest account ID, log in with your IdP and local credentials in the usual manner. Once you've clicked on any link (such as one of the subject area links), you will see a string similar to


at the end of the URL in the address bar. Appending this to any URL on the site will take you to a login page using your own IdP.

For example,

Will take you to a login page that will allow you access everything on the platform you're licensed for.

Deep Linking

For a link to the top level of PIO (Periodicals Index Online), use

To link to a journal

To link to the same journal in the PIO section of the site

Finally, to link to an article directly from the platform level

We would recommend that libraries use database-level links on portal pages and directories, but use the generic links for documents and journals.

This service is available for subscription to UK HE, FE & research councils through JISC Collections.