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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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Scribners Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • Scribners
    Total Archives: 53 Years, 616 Issues, 11,078 Articles, 76,104pp
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    Decade 1880s
    1. Scribners,
      January 1887 Issue, 12 Articles, 127pp
      Reminiscences of Siege and Commune of Paris by E.B. Washburne
      First Paper---The Downfall of the Empire
    2. Scribners,
      February 1887 Issue, 14 Articles, 127pp
      The Likenesses of Caesar by John C. Ropes
    3. Scribners,
      March 1887 Issue, 12 Articles, 126pp
      The Stability of the Earth by N.S. Shaler
    4. Scribners,
      May 1887 Issue, 14 Articles, 117pp
    5. Scribners,
      June 1887 Issue, 14 Articles, 106pp
      Some Illustrations of Napoleon and His Times by John C. Ropes
    6. Scribners,
      July 1887 Issue, 14 Articles, 127pp
      The Physical Proportions of the Typical Man by D.A. Sargent, M.D.
    7. Scribners,
      August 1887 Issue, 16 Articles, 129pp
      Unpublished Letters of Thackeray by Thackeray
    8. Scribners,
      September 1887 Issue, 17 Articles, 127pp
      The Modern Nile by Edward L. Wilson
    9. Scribners,
      October 1887 Issue, 12 Articles, 125pp
      Seth's Brother's Wife by Harold Frederic
    10. Scribners,
      November 1887 Issue, 15 Articles, 127pp
      Wagner and Scenic Art by William F. Apthorp
    11. Scribners,
      December 1887 Issue, 13 Articles, 126pp
    12. Scribners,
      January 1888 Issue, 17 Articles, 127pp
      The Man at Arms by E.H. Blashfield and E.W. Blashfield
    13. Scribners,
      February 1888 Issue, 13 Articles, 127pp
      Mendelssohn's Letters to Moscheles by William F. Apthorp
      From the Manuscripts in the possession of Felix Moscheles
    14. Scribners,
      March 1888 Issue, 13 Articles, 127pp
      The Campaign of Waterloo by John C. Ropes
    15. Scribners,
      April 1888 Issue, 15 Articles, 127pp
      The Campaign of Waterloo by John C. Ropes
    16. Scribners,
      May 1888 Issue, 15 Articles, 127pp
      In the Steamers' Track by William Perry Northrup
    17. Scribners,
      June 1888 Issue, 14 Articles, 126pp
      The Building of a Railway by Thomas Curtis Clarke
    18. Scribners,
      July 1888 Issue, 10 Articles, 127pp
      Feats of Railway Engineering by John Bogart
    19. Scribners,
      August 1888 Issue, 11 Articles, 127pp
      Rivers and Valleys by N.S. Shaler
    20. Scribners,
      September 1888 Issue, 15 Articles, 127pp
      Scenes in Cyprus by W.H. Mallock
    21. Scribners,
      October 1888 Issue, 11 Articles, 124pp
      The Temples of Egypt by Edward L. Wilson
    22. Scribners,
      November 1888 Issue, 14 Articles, 126pp
      From Gravelotte to Sedan by General Philip H. Sheridan
    23. Scribners,
      December 1888 Issue, 19 Articles, 128pp
      Winter in the Adirondacks by Hamilton Wright Mabie
    24. Scribners,
      January 1889 Issue, 13 Articles, 127pp
      Castle Life in the Middle Ages by Edwin H. Blashfield and Evangeline W....
    25. Scribners,
      February 1889 Issue, 15 Articles, 127pp
      Walter Scott at Work by E.H. Woodruff
    26. Scribners,
      March 1889 Issue, 12 Articles, 127pp
      The Railway Mail Service by Thomas L. James, Ex-Postmaster-General
    27. Scribners,
      April 1889 Issue, 14 Articles, 127pp
      Climbing Mount St. Elias by William Williams
    28. Scribners,
      May 1889 Issue, 14 Articles, 127pp
      The Land of the Winanishe by Leroy Milton Yale and J.G. Aylwin Cre...
    29. Scribners,
      June 1889 Issue, 16 Articles, 126pp
      Electricity in the Service of Man by C.F. Brackett
      An Introductory Paper
    30. Scribners,
      July 1889 Issue, 15 Articles, 127pp
      The Telegraph of To-Day by Charles L. Buckingham
    31. Scribners,
      August 1889 Issue, 12 Articles, 127pp
      Form in Lawn Tennis by James Dwight, M.D.
    32. Scribners,
      September 1889 Issue, 15 Articles, 127pp
      Alexandre Dumas by Andrew Lang
    33. Scribners,
      October 1889 Issue, 14 Articles, 127pp
      How I Crossed Masai-Land by Joseph Thomson
    34. Scribners,
      November 1889 Issue, 12 Articles, 127pp
      Where Emin Is by Col. H.G. Prout (Baroud Bey)
    35. Scribners,
      December 1889 Issue, 12 Articles, 126pp
      How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis
      Studies Among the Tenements