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Library Updates 26th Oct 2010

Another pass on the library this month has unearthed some literary gems that were lost on dusty selves for close to a century or more.

The Library now includes 128,447 documents. Featured in todays updates are:

  • Chronicles of London Bridge – 1827
  • The Railway Shareholders Manual – 1847
  • Leaves from the Diary of an Army Surgeon – 1863
  • Inquisition Unmasked – Vol 2-1816
  • The Scientific Monthly – Nov 1916
  • Popular Science Monthly – 1902

For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Ultrapedia/Wikipedia Federated Search

19th July 2010 – Wikipedia Federated Search

We’re pleased to announce the introduction of Wikipedia federated searching to the Ultrapedia Library. What this means is that when you search the Ultrapedia Library for a given search term, the search results will also have an entry from Wikipedia at the top the the page.

Below are some example searches to help you get started and for you to try.

  • Tower Bridge London
  • Medieval Literature
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Julius Caesar
  • The COLLISEUM

16th April 2010 Library Updates

1116 new documents were added to the Ultrapedia Library today.

For a full listing of todays updates click here

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Featured Book – A Pictorial History of France

A Pictorial History of France

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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.

28th March 2010 Library Updates

28th March 2010 Library Updates

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.

1st March 2010 Library Updates

1st March 2010 Library Updates

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.

7th November 2009 Library Updates

3315 documents were added to the Library today bringing the total number of documents to 114,642. For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Featured in todays updates are:

Chambers Pocket Miscellany.
The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science and Art.
Elegant Extracts by Vicesimus Knox, the English Essayist and Minister.
European Historical Collections by John Warner Barber the American Engraver who produced religious and historical books.
Fleet Papers by John Pavey. Written for the Clergy and Aristocracy regarding the insecurity of life and the authors views on the best mode of restoring Peace.
The Floricultural Cabinet and Florists Magazine conducted by Joseph Harrison the Gardener at Wortley Hall.
Illustrated Naval and Miliary Magazine
The British Merchant Service

This brings the total documents in the Library to 114,642 with the total number of pages at 3,979,172 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 549,300.

1st November 2009 Library Updates

8563 documents were added to the Library today bringing the total number of documents to 111,327. We’ve also removed 2179 redundant documents. With the new additions and the removed documents the library is now more fluid and refined, providing more targeted results and a more enjoyable read and reference source.

For a full listing of todays updates click here.

Featured in todays updates are:

Many Encyclopedias including: The American Edition of the British Encyclopedia An Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy Chambers Encyclopedia The Military Encyclopedia

You may also enjoy reading    Calcutta Review The Catholic World Elementary Geology
Old Paths and Legends of New England Our Vanishing Wild Life

This brings the total documents in the Library to 111,327 with the total number of pages at 3,916,135 and the total number of Bookmarks now standing at 541,554

Latest News

The final and second phase of migrating the Ultrapedia Library to its new home at www.ultrapedia.com is complete, and all visitors to www.pointmore.com are re-directed to the new Ultrapedia website.

Almost 10,000 new documents have been added to the library during September and October, and we continue to add about 1000 new documents a week.

On the Search Results page are links for two additional file formats – RTF and HTML – alongside PDF file format. Clicking on the RTF link will download a copy of your chosen file in RTF format; clicking the HTML link will display the file in HTML format. More formats will be added in the coming weeks, including LIT – the Microsoft eBook Reader, and IPD – for the Blackberry.

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