Chadwyck-Healey's Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) defines the printed record of the English-speaking world from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War. The project aims to index all printed works published in Britain, its colonies and the United States of America, all printed works in English wherever published, and all translations from English. In addition to providing an exhaustive survey of the complete spectrum of monograph publications in the period, the catalogue indexes thousands of periodicals, directories and other ephemeral publications.
NSTC brings together as one cross-searchable database NSTC Series I (1801-1815), Series II (1816-1870) and Series III (1871-1919), first published by Avero Publications between 1983 and 2002 in print and on two CD-ROMs. It comprises more than 1,200,000 cross-searchable records drawn from the catalogues of the Bodleian Library, the British Library, Harvard University Library, the Library of Congress, the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, the National Library of Scotland and the University Libraries of Cambridge and Newcastle.
NSTC is valuable tool for research supporting a wide variety of disciplines. NSTC includes well-known and obscure works of literature, important translations, legal documents, political pamphlets, medical and scientific monographs, journals, and periodicals, allowing users to build research bibliographies and save them to a personal archive, or print, email or download them.