The main aim of our Project which is supported by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
) is to examine at least 150 newspaper and magazines that were published in Arabic based alphabet in the period 1831-1928, in order to find out and record the serial novels published in these periodicals. By the data that will be collected through the examination and scanning of the periodicals a database is going to be generated. Researchers can access this database from eResearch@ozyegin repository that is located under Ozyegin University Library from 1 January 2017 onwards. Database will provide opportunity to achieve information about the uploaded works on the basis of chronology, author, and periodical.
Another aim of the project is discovering novels and novelists that are not mentioned in literary histories or gone into oblivion in the pages of newspapers, and adding their names to the literary history. Discovery of new names and novels on the one hand enriches Turkish literature; on the other hand it also makes re-evaluation of Turkish novel history indispensible. Therefore when the project is finalized the history of Turkish literature up to 1928 would have the chance to be assessed with a new perspective including the sociological and political analysis.