The Scissors and Paste Database is a collection of manual transcriptions from British newspapers (1789-1850), alongside originals from colonial and American newspapers. It aims to be a central repository of reprinted news across the 19th-Century Anglophone world.

In order to facilitate the discovery of new reprints and reuses, the site also contains the Scissors-and-Paste-o-Meter, which allows users to view possible instances reprints and reuses across multiple digitized newspaper databases.

If you would like to contribute to the database, please contact Dr M. H. Beals at m.h.beals@lboro.ac.uk or via Twitter @mhbeals. All data is available CC-BY at http://osf.io/nm2rq