The Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue 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 from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War.
NSTC Series I (1801-1815), Series II (1816-1870) and Series III (1871-1919) were first published by Avero Publications between 1983 and 2002 in print and on two CD-ROMs. Together they comprise more than 1,278,000 cross-searchable records drawn from the catalogs 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.
This online edition of NSTC has been expanded and updated with new material forming NSTC Series IV. NSTC Series IV currently comprises more than 25,000 catalogue records for works from the period 1801-1919 added to the holdings of the British Library after 1976, when the last supplement to the British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books was issued. In future releases, Series IV will grow to incorporate additional records for nineteenth-century holdings from other research collections.
Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue is a component of C19: The Nineteenth Century Index.