Databases

Title Description URL
University of Oxford Text Archive

The University of Oxford Text Archive "collects, catalogues, preserves, and distributes high-quality digital resources for research and teaching". Currently, the Oxford Text Archive holds thousands of texts written in over 25 different languages. Each of the sources catalogued in the Oxford Text Archive is given a detailed entry. This entry records information on the title, author, text keywords, a course description, and available formats (physically in libraries and digitally for access or download).

http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/

Who Were the Nuns?

"Since 2008, the 'Who were the nuns?' project team has been investigating the membership of the English convents in exile, from the opening of the first institution in Brussels to the nuns' return to England as a result of the French Revolution and associated violence". The key aim of the "identify those women who entered the English convents from the foundation of the first new house in Brussels in 1598 until 1800". The database compiles covent sources from England, Belgium, France, and Maryland USA to create biographical records of these nuns. The database presents details "of the membership, family trees, edited documents, maps and analysis of the nuns' experiences".

http://wwtn.history.qmul.ac.uk/index.html

Women Writers Online

"Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English". This project "includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period". Texts are presented on a timeline that situate them in relation to each other's publication history. Selecting any of the 350 entries provides a full transcription of the work. The database is also searchable so users can jump to the relevant resource easily.

http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/wwo/

World Shakespeare Bibliography

"The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2014". This comprehensive resource contains over 141,000 annotated entries of critical scholarship. The resource is browsable by genre or searchable by keyword. The resources are detailed with information on the title of the work, the type of work (book, article etc.), the author of the work, and the date of publication. Complete with full bibliographic information, users can leverage the incredible World Shakespeare Bibliography as an entry point into the vast world of Shakespeare scholarship.

http://www.worldshakesbib.org/