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(2 February 2017) 356 years after The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge held their first ‘learned society’ meeting in 1660, Paratext announces the addition of The Society’s International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, 1901-1914 to 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930. This is the continuation of the monumental Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800-1900, which Paratext deployed in 2012.

The International Catalogue is the largest single editorial project Paratext has undertaken, producing over 1.5 million citations to all manner of scientific inquiry:

Mathematics; Mechanics; Physics; Chemistry; Astronomy; Meteorology (including Terrestrial Magnetism); Mineralogy (including Petrology and Crystallography); Geology; Geography (Mathematical and Physical); Paleontology; General Biology; Botany; Zoology; Human Anatomy; Physical Anthropology; Physiology (including experimental Psychology, Pharmacology, and experimental Pathology) and Bacteriology.

Over 2.5 million citations from 1800-1914, covering journals published in Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish. These vast, inter-disciplinary primary sources are now online for scholars to explore. Current customers of 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930 will be receiving all of this new content as part of their annual subscription.

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If your library does currently subscribe, you can search for History of Science content in 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930.

The announcement in full is here.