A guide to first-line indexes and searchable electronic texts by James Woolley.
The purpose of the Union First Line Index>, hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D.C.), is to enable cross-institutional literary research by providing a database of the first lines of manuscript verse held by the contributing institutions.
The database is designed to provide users with a fully browsable and searchable record of the 12,561 poems printed in the Gentleman’s Magazine from its beginning in 1731 through 1800.
The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what 'the word on the street' was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910.
The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly, but not exclusively, in English, published mainly in the British Isles and North America, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was founded to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines.
The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies promotes the study of all aspects of the global 'long' eighteenth century.
The Birmingham Eighteenth-Century Centre is one of the largest eighteenth-century centres in the UK, bringing together researchers with an interest in the long eighteenth century from across the University, the West Midlands, and beyond.
The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York was founded in 1996 and is now an internationally renowned centre for the study of the long eighteenth century.
The Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre at the University of Warwick is an interdisciplinary forum for research in the period 1450 to 1850.
The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment at the University of Oxford coordinates a programme of events that brings together scholars from across the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and beyond.
The Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford is a world-leading centre for eighteenth-century scholarship. It is publishing the definitive edition of the works of Voltaire, and it is home to the series Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment.
Based in the University of Oxford's Faculty of English, the Centre for Early Modern Studies serves as a forum for research, conferences and graduate study, and aims to encourage collaboration across a wide range of related disciplines.
Based at the Bodleian Library, the Centre for the Study of the Book provides a common ground for scholars and librarians with shared interests in understanding, documenting, and interpreting the intellectual and material history of the book.
This is the website of the Cambridge Centre for Material Texts, an initiative aimed at pushing forward critical, theoretical, editorial and bibliographical work in an area which is galvanizing humanities scholarship.
Chawton House is a charity that fosters research and understanding of early women writers. Chawton House Library has a unique collection of books focusing on women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830.
The Spectator Project is an interactive hypermedia environment for the study of The Tatler (1709-11), The Spectator (1711-14), and the eighteenth-century periodical in general.