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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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The American Scholar Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The American Scholar
    Total Archives: 71 Years, 284 Issues, 6,139 Articles, 43,357pp
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    1. [+]
      The Trial of Socrates, by I.F. Stone
      1. The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone
      The American Scholar
      , Winter 1989, pp. 146-150
    2. [+]
      The Changing Mind, by John Roddam
      1. The Changing Mind by John Roddam
      The American Scholar
      , Winter 1968, p. 190
    3. The Scholar Cornered 
      The Reforming of General Education, by Daniel Bell
      1. The Reforming of General Education by Daniel Bell
      The American Scholar
      , Summer 1968, pp. 401-408
    4. [+]
      The View from the Tower, by Theodore Ziolkowski
      1. The View from the Tower by Theodore Ziolkowski
      The American Scholar
      , Spring 1999, pp. 150-151
    5. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939, by Cora Dia...
      1. Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics, Cambridge, 1939 by Cora Diamond and Ludwig Wittgenstein
      2. Adventures of a Mathematician by S.M. Ulam
      3. The Incredible Dr. Matrix by Martin Gardner
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 1977, pp. 538-553
    6. [+]
      Thinking in Time, by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May
      1. Thinking in Time by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 1987, pp. 591-593
    7. [+]
      The Diary of a Writer, by Fyodor M. Dostoievsky
      1. The Diary of a Writer by Fyodor M. Dostoievsky
      The American Scholar
      , Winter 1995, pp. 139-143
    8. [+]
      Return to Yesterday, by Ford Madox Ford
      1. Return to Yesterday by Ford Madox Ford
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 1973, pp. 702-706
    9. [+]
      The Life of Raymond Chandler, by Frank MacShane
      1. The Life of Raymond Chandler by Frank MacShane
      The American Scholar
      , Winter 1977, pp. 130-133
    10. [+]
      The Fish's Eye, by Ian Frazier
      1. The Fish's Eye by Ian Frazier
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 2002, pp. 144-147
    11. The Revolving Bookstand 
      (5 Reviews)
      The Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, by L.H. Butterfield, Leonard C. Faber, W...
      1. The Diary and Autobiography of John Adams by L.H. Butterfield, Leonard C. Faber, W...
      2. Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Vol I by Aida Dipace Donald, David Herbert Don...
      3. The Earliest Diary of John Adams by L.H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, ...
      4. The Adams Papers: Family Correspondence by Lyman H. Butterfield, Marjorie E. Spr...
      5. The Legal Papers of John Adams by L. Kinvin Wroth, Hiller B. Zobel, and...
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 1966, pp. 754-773
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Murder Most Foul, by Karen Halttunen
      1. Murder Most Foul by Karen Halttunen
      2. Mayhem by Sissela Bok
      The American Scholar
      , Winter 1999, pp. 139-143
    13. [+]
      Congress and the Court, by Walter F. Murphy
      1. Congress and the Court by Walter F. Murphy
      The American Scholar
      , Summer 1962, pp. 462-463
    14. [+]
      Thomas Mann: Life as a Work of Art, by Hermann Kurzke
      1. Thomas Mann: Life as a Work of Art by Hermann Kurzke
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 2002, pp. 150-152
    15. [+]
      Mists of Regret, by Dudley Andrew
      1. Mists of Regret by Dudley Andrew
      The American Scholar
      , Winter 1997, pp. 145-147
    16. [+]
      H.H. Asquith: Letters to Venetia Stanley, by Michael Brock, Eleanor Brock, and H.H...
      1. H.H. Asquith: Letters to Venetia Stanley by Michael Brock, Eleanor Brock, and H.H...
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 1983, pp. 552-556
    17. [+]
      The Air-Line to Seattle, by Kenneth S. Lynn
      1. The Air-Line to Seattle by Kenneth S. Lynn
      The American Scholar
      , Autumn 1983, pp. 546-549
    18. [+]
      Testaments Betrayed, by Milan Kundera
      1. Testaments Betrayed by Milan Kundera
      The American Scholar
      , Summer 1996, pp. 469-471
    19. Books 
      The Letters of Henry Adams, by J.C. Levenson, Ernest Samuels, Charle...
      1. The Letters of Henry Adams by J.C. Levenson, Ernest Samuels, Charle...
      The American Scholar
      , Winter 1984, pp. 116-122
    20. [+]
      The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle, by Adrian Wilson
      1. The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle by Adrian Wilson
      The American Scholar
      , Summer 1979, pp. 429-430