Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource : illustrations, text files, image files, HTML, Flash
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900.
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen. Please note that the text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
  • Introduction & documentation
  • Discrete Witnesses
  • The Temple: poems in parallel display.
Digital Temple offers diplomatic and modern-spelling transcriptions of Williams MS. Jones B62, Bodleian MS. Tanner 307, and The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations, first edition (STC 13183, Folger Shakespeare Library copy).
Database topics
Philosophy; Religious Studies; British and Commonwealth History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; General and Reference Works; Medieval Studies
Reproduces works listed in: Pollard & Redgrave's Short-title catalogue, Wing's Short title catalogue and Thomason tracts.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
A marked-up, full-text subset of texts from Early English Books Online, created by a consortium of academic libraries. While the full text is eventually added to the main Proquest EEBO database, at any given time this database is likely to contain slightly more of that material. As of Jan. 12, 2006 contains about 11,000 texts, with an ultimate target of size of 25,000.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 computer disks (3 1/2 in.) + 1 user manual (1 v. : ill. ; 22 cm.) + 1 quick reference guide (1 folded sheet)
"Contains 211 complete works in English prose, from the period 1500 to 1700, by writers from the British Isles"--User manual.
Green Library
Database topics
Language
Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods. Texts of word-entries whose headword (source) or explanation (target) language is English tell what speakers of English thought about their tongue in the period served by the Short-title and Wing catalogues, from the advent of printing to about 1700. Their lexical insights, which may at times seem misguided, shaped the history of our living tongue. Any contemporary's testimony about the meaning of his own words has an undeniable authority. For this reason, LEME is not a period dictionary like The Middle English Dictionary or the yet unrealized Early Modern English period dictionary. The scholar who proposed the latter, Charles C. Fries, would have recognized LEME to be a source of "contemporary comments" that illustrate word usage. What Fries could not have imagined eighty years ago was a technology that would store all these quotations as distinct word-entries and have the potential to list them, alphabetically by lemmatized headword, and then chronologically by lexicon date. LEME incorporates some of what he hoped to create.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. These manuscripts can be read and explored in conjunction with the BCMSV database, which includes first lines, last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse form, content and bibliographic references for over 6,600 poems within the collection. Additional features include interactive essays, biographies, a palaeography section with transcriptions and alphabets, and a large selection of colour images demonstrating over 320 examples of 17th and 18th century English handwriting.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
"OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1837, plus Classical Latin poets -- from Jane Austen, Jeremy Bentham, Catullus, and John Donne through to Virgil and Wordsworth."
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO): William Shakespeare provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of Shakespeare's works.