We’ve been busy working behind the scenes for the last few months. We want to bring the cream of the library to the surface in a natural manner, this equates to hands on work by a human rather than a computer, spending time reviewing and grading the library documents. The first pass is to remove documents that slipped through our filtering system, so we have removed 472 documents. The total documents in the library now stands at 135,555.
Posts tagged ‘history’
1116 new documents were added to the Ultrapedia Library today.
For a full listing of todays updates click here
Featured Book – A Pictorial History of France
Topical books selected from todays updates include:
- Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe by John Hewitt in 1860
- An Enquiry into the Scriptural Views of Slavery by Albert Barnes in 1857
- A History of New York by Washington Irving in 1854
- A Pictorial History of France by Samuel Griswold Goodrich in 1861 **Featured**
- A Practical Guide to Climates and Weather… by Henry Francis Blanford in 1889
- The Queens of England and Their Times by Francis Lancelott
- The Voyages and Travels of Captain Ross… by John Ross and others in 1838
This brings the total documents in the Library to 136,458 with the total number of pages at 4,301,630 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 596,237.
With spring in the air and summer not far away we’ve selected a few titles below for your reading pleasure; coming from the 1066 new documents added to the Ultrapedia Library.
For a full listing of todays updates click here.
Topical books featured todays updates include:
- A Serious Fall in the Value of Gold by William Stanley Jevons in 1863
- A Synopsis of Popery by William Hogan in 1847
- A System of Phrenology by George Combe in 1860
- Animal Physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter in 1859
- Annals of British Legislation in 1863
- An Easter Offering for the Whigs by Henry Bathurst in 1842
This brings the total documents in the Library to 135,450 with the total number of pages at 4,305,982 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 592,999.
Today we added 7311 new documents to the Ultrapedia Library. Many are letters, lectures, journals, narratives and diaries from notable historical figures – they are a joy to read and explore. We hope you enjoy discovering them.
We also continue to clean up the Library and have removed a further 910 documents that had more than their fair share of recognition errors, leaving a crisper and more accurate representation of the original written work.
For a full listing of todays updates click here.
Also featured in todays updates are:
- A General History of the County of Norfolk by John Chambers in 1829
- A Handbook for Travellers in Gloucestershire by John Murray in 1872
- A Painters Camp in the Highlands by Philip Gilbert Hamerton in 1862
- An Excursion to the Mammoth Cave by Robert Davidson in 1840
- After Prison – What? by Maud Ballington Booth in 1903
- The Life and Public Services of General Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the USA by John S Jenkins
This brings the total documents in the Library to 134,386 with the total number of pages at 4,266,725 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 590,045.
The Ultrapedia Team
The website has totally changed. After you’ve performed a search you’ll see a panel down the left-hand side. In the panel are two main headings Genre and Bookmarks; Bookmarks is further divided into three categories – People, Places and Footnotes.
Every book relevant to your search query is analysed and all the People, Places and Footnotes found in the book(s) are shown in the panel in ‘hit’ order, along with the Genre. This is particularly useful when you’re researching a subject you dont know a lot about. You can use the links in the panel to further drill down your search, its also gives you a fair indication of the importance of the people, places and footnotes in the book, as well as offering avenues of discovery you might not have otherwise thought of.
In the centre of your screen are your search results with a few lines from each book along with the book Title and Author. Select ‘Quick View’ to view the full text of the book, or View, to view or download the book in its native PDF format – all the hits are highlighted, with hit to hit navigation so you can easily jump between results.
Our legacy Library Browse, is still available while we integrate the various websites and search features, you’ll find the link on the homepage.
We’re committed to making the Ultrapedia Library the best solution for searching and browsing public domain and out of copyright books. We think you’ll enjoy the new site, so please take a moment to visit us and discover a new and exciting way to search and browse our Library. Join us in the forum, we’re interested in your comments, views and feedback.
The site is still officially in beta, which means it works most of the time I guess, but if you like reading old books you might enjoy it. Its currently open to the public – with no adverts or other visible means of support.
Its been a few months since we last made a post, as we’ve been working hard behind the scenes. During this time our OCR farm has been busy producing new material for your browsing pleasure.
We’re pleased to announce we’ve added 13,723 english titles to the library – the total number of books in the library is now 35021 – up from 21298.