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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 Atlantic Monthly Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The Atlantic Monthly
    Total Archives: 149 Years, 1,698 Issues, 38,725 Articles, 229,903pp
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    Decade 1850s
    1. The Atlantic Monthly,
      November 1857 Issue, 24 Articles, 128pp
      Douglas Jerrold
    2. The Atlantic Monthly,
      December 1857 Issue, 22 Articles, 128pp
      Florentine Mosaics
    3. The Atlantic Monthly,
      January 1858 Issue, 25 Articles, 128pp
      Notes on Domestic Architecture
    4. The Atlantic Monthly,
      February 1858 Issue, 24 Articles, 128pp
      The Great Failure
    5. The Atlantic Monthly,
      March 1858 Issue, 19 Articles, 124pp
    6. The Atlantic Monthly,
      April 1858 Issue, 17 Articles, 128pp
      The Hundred Days
    7. The Atlantic Monthly,
      May 1858 Issue, 22 Articles, 124pp
      American Antiquity
    8. The Atlantic Monthly,
      June 1858 Issue, 20 Articles, 128pp
    9. The Atlantic Monthly,
      July 1858 Issue, 19 Articles, 128pp
      The Catacombs of Rome
    10. The Atlantic Monthly,
      August 1858 Issue, 18 Articles, 128pp
    11. The Atlantic Monthly,
      September 1858 Issue, 19 Articles, 128pp
    12. The Atlantic Monthly,
      October 1858 Issue, 17 Articles, 128pp
      The New World and the New Man
    13. The Atlantic Monthly,
      November 1858 Issue, 21 Articles, 128pp
      Railway-Engineering in the United States
    14. The Atlantic Monthly,
      December 1858 Issue, 20 Articles, 132pp
      The Ideal Tendency
    15. The Atlantic Monthly,
      January 1859 Issue, 21 Articles, 136pp
      Olympus and Asgard
    16. The Atlantic Monthly,
      February 1859 Issue, 14 Articles, 128pp
      Ought Women to Learn the Alphabet
    17. The Atlantic Monthly,
      March 1859 Issue, 15 Articles, 128pp
      Holbein and the Dance of Death
    18. The Atlantic Monthly,
      April 1859 Issue, 17 Articles, 136pp
    19. The Atlantic Monthly,
      May 1859 Issue, 23 Articles, 128pp
      The Gymnasium
    20. The Atlantic Monthly,
      June 1859 Issue, 24 Articles, 124pp
      Shakspeare's Art
    21. The Atlantic Monthly,
      July 1859 Issue, 18 Articles, 136pp
      Second Appearance of Thomas Paine in the United States
    22. The Atlantic Monthly,
      August 1859 Issue, 18 Articles, 132pp
      The Dramatic Element in the Bible
    23. The Atlantic Monthly,
      September 1859 Issue, 23 Articles, 128pp
      The Life and Works of Ary Scheffer
    24. The Atlantic Monthly,
      October 1859 Issue, 17 Articles, 128pp
      Daily Beauty
    25. The Atlantic Monthly,
      November 1859 Issue, 17 Articles, 128pp
      E. Felice Foresti
    26. The Atlantic Monthly,
      December 1859 Issue, 17 Articles, 124pp
      The Filibuster Experience of Samuel Absalom