James L. Harner
The Waterloo Directory “offers the most thorough and accessible accumulation of information on English serial publications. The flexibility of searching by any combination of the fields … and the indexes provide ready access for the first time to essential sources of the study of nearly all facets of nineteenth-century English life. An indispensable work that –like its companions [the Irish & Scottish directories] — stands as an example of the kind of guide needed for serials of other countries and periods.”
Literary Research Guide, 3rd ed (MLA)
“a premium project in an enormously vital area…. The elaborate indices, with their revelations about interest groups, suggest new ways of conceiving the world of information and opinion in the century, and new methods of deploying evidence, including the statistical. In short, The Waterloo Directory is an indispensable enabling tool for every serious research library and for historical and literary scholars working in the period.”
Avalon Foundation in the Humanities and Professor of
English University of Pennyslvania
Scott Bennett, formerly Chief Librarian, Yale
“the best model now available for the bibliographic representation of Victorian periodicals.”
Investigating Victorian Journalism
“The Waterloo Directory of Scottish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 is a monumental work of immense value to all interested in Scottish culture and society in the 19th century. Its comprehensive listings, with everything set out with scrupulous accuracy and lucidity, the illuminative illustrations, the informative comments, help to make this work a model of its kind.
Formerly Directory of University of Edinburgh Institute
for advanced Studies in the Humanities.
“fascinating to browse…, this monumental achievement does shed brighness and lightness … on the nineteenth century.”
College & Research Libraries Journal
Rosemary Van Arsdel
“Only through patient and painstaking labour were the great reference books produced that we now take for granted…, Johnson’s English Dictionary, the original Dictionary of National Biography, and the Oxford English Dictionary. It appears that The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 will now take its place in this distinguished company.
A past president of the Research Society for Victorian
Periodicals, and Distinguished Professor Emerita of the
University of Puget Sound
William W. Peterson (Editor)
"A project of enormous importance,... [it] offers us a wealth of information about each periodical."
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America