Short Title Catalogs are indexes that provide basic bibliographic information about and abbreviated titles for early printed materials. Many important STCs cover printed materials from the early modern and medieval periods of several European regions:
English Short Title Catalog (ESTC) - Covers printed materials from the beginning of printing in the British Isles, about 1472, to 1700.
BF1566 .R48 1983 This 104 reel collection spans the 15th to the 20th century concentrating primarily on the 16th to the 18th centuries. In addition to the classic texts, the collection includes anti-persecution writings, works by penologists (those who administered torture), legal and church documents, exposes of persecutions, philosophical writings and transcripts of trials and exorcisms. Included are the pronouncements of advocates of witch persecution - Binsfield, Boguet, Del Rio, Remi- which can be compared and contrasted to the courageous wanting of Bekker, Loher, Loos, Scot, Spee- who doubted the validity of witch believers and witch trials. The majority of texts are in Latin, English, and German.
Discover microform research collections at UNLV Libraries.
Browse or search brief descriptions of the research collections available on microform at Lied Library. Use a very broad search term (for example, try "women and history" instead of "Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention") because this tool searches short summaries of very large microfilmed collection. The Microform Collection Finder does not search the microfilm itself.
Searchable collection of women's letters and diaries.
Update frequency: quarterly
Facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscripts offer exact reproductions of letters and diary pages by both famous and otherwise unknown women in Great Britain and Ireland. The range of diary formats includes the travel diary, offering detailed accounts of journeys and descriptions of places; the daily personal diary, in which women reflected more broadly on aspects of their lives; letter diaries, wherein a daily dated letter to a recipient served simultaneously as a diary entry; and other forms. Content indexed in In the First Person.
Includes several journals that began publication before 1799.
Comprehensive full-run coverage for popular British periodicals of the 19th century. Facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries.
Books on all subjects published in England between 1475 and 1700.
Update frequency: annual
Page images accurately reflect the way the works appeared in their original printed editions. Included are works by such authors as Malory, Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo. The database also includes musical exercises by Henry Purcell, novels by Aphra Behn, prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs, calendars, and many other primary resources. This is the online equivalent of the Early English Books microform series, which is based on the Short-Title Catalogue (Pollard & Redgrave, 1475-1640); the Short-Title Catalogue II (Wing, 1641-1700); the Thomason Tracts, and the Early English Books Tract Supplements.
Books on all subjects published in English between 1701 and 1800.
Digitized books, pamphlets, broadsides and ephemera in English and foreign languages published in the British Empire and in English elsewhere in the world, from 1701-1800. It includes digital reproductions of every page of a variety of primary source materials-by many well-known and lesser-known authors.
Archive of plays submitted for license in England between 1737 and 1824, as well as diaries, playbills, theatre records and correspondence.
John Larpent was the English Inspector of Plays from 1778-1824 and responsible for executing the Licensing Act of 1737, a landmark act of censorship which required the Lord Chamberlain’s Office to approve any play before it was staged. Larpent preserved the original submissions, over 2,500 of which are presented here.
Newspapers and periodicals published between 1685-1835 in Dublin, Edinburgh, London and York. From the Harry Ransom Center collection.
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center holds one of the finest collections of 17th and 18th century newspapers and periodicals in the world, and it was from here that items for Eighteenth Century Journals II were selected. These holdings were documented in 'British Newspapers and Periodicals, 1632-1800' compiled by Powell Stewart in 1950. A nifty chronology tool lets you find significant events between 1685 and 1815.
Primary sources about British colonies in Africa, North and South America, Australia, and South Asia, 1492-1969.
Text and images of primary source material including maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, paintings, drawings, and rare books that document life and trade in the British empire's colonies. Thematic sections covering Cultural Contacts, the Literature of Empire, the Visible Empire, Religion, Race, Class and Imperialism. Records shed light on issues of race and class in the colonial context; biographical notes and scholarly essays build context for the sources.
Books and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights.
Full text publications reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945.T he Periodical Series contains complete runs of magazines and newspapers mainly from 1860-1900; the Monograph Language Series offers over 4000 books and pamphlets in English (over 2000 titles), German, French and other languages. Non-English-language books are summarized in English.
Manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds.
Complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse 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.
The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985, presents searchable full text and page images of The Times (London). The Times is the "world's newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. Search the full text of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, and advertising.
Historical newspapers from every state in the U.S.
Search full text and view page images for articles in categories such as news/opinion, election returns, letters, poetry, legislative information, prices, advertisements, matrimony notices and death notices. Can also be searched in combination with Early American Imprints I and II. Series I, 1690-1876: provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers listed in Clarence Brigham's bibliography, History and bibliography of American newspapers, 1690-1820, as well as other bibliographies; Series II, 1758-1900: focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860; Series III, 1829-1922: focuses on the period between 1861 and 1920 providing in-depth coverage of the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era and beyond.
Popular magazines, newspapers, and journals published in the United States.
Subject strengths include Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, the trades, science and technology, and women's literature. Although some titles are more esoteric, the periodicals tend to reflect a general interest in everyday American life.
Printed menus, advertisements, cards, playbills, poems and other ephemera never intended to last.
Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera on many topics, from PT Barnum's promotions to the medical education of women to religion, engineering and arts and crafts.
Books, pamphlets, serial images about the Americas throughout the world.
Update frequency: annual Scope: International Languages: Multiple More info: Based on Bibliotheca americana: A dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time, by Joseph Sabin.
These books, pamphlets, serials and other documents provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. Search can be limited to subject area, language, serial title, or illustrations or type of illustration (map, portrait, cartoon, etc.).
Magazines and journals published in the U.S. mostly before 1900.
Update frequency: quarterly More info: Derived from the microform collections--American periodical series, eighteenth century; American periodical series, 1800-1850; and: American periodical series, 1850-1900.
Use this resource to search the full text of American journals and magazines published between 1741 and 1940, including Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, and several popular magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal.
Pamphlets, maps, books, ephemeral material and rare printed sources related to the history of the American West.
Primary sources, mainly from 1830-1939, digitized from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Includes over 300 manuscripts, ranging from the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon and a twelve page letter of General Custer to the logbook of a cattle trail driver and the Hinman papers describing the overland trail to California and the Gold Rush; rare or unique ephemeral material including advertisements, claim certificates, cheques, photos, wanted notices and news-sheets; 120 zoomable maps and rare printed works like city directories, pamphlets and leaflets.
Complete books, pamphlets and broadsides published in North America before 1800.
Books, pamphlets and broadsides listed in Charles Evans' American Bibliography and Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography. These searchable full text materials are primary sources documenting every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, including agriculture, foreign affairs, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, and slavery.
Diaries, journals, and letters written by famous and not-so-famous North American women.
Drawn from sources including articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, the material represents diverse age groups, geographical regions, and ethnicities. Advanced search features allow limiting by age, marital status, age at marriage, number of children, race, occupation, religion, and much more.
EBBA has made broadside ballads from many different holdings easily and fully accessible: gathered together on one site as ballad sheet facsimiles, facsimile transcriptions, text transcriptions, and recordings, and extensively catalogued.
Poetess Archive Database now contains a bibliography of over 4,000 entries for works by and about writers working in and against the “poetess tradition,” the extraordinarily popular, but much criticized, flowery poetry written in Britain and America between 1750 and 1900
A new edition of Shakespeare's plays with both modern spelling editions for reading or performing and a critical reference edition with original spelling for literary research. The authorship companion provides essays about methods and case studies illustrating Shakespeare's collaborations with other authors.
Prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library for performances of Shakespeare's plays between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
Includes digital reproductions of the Folger Library's prompt book collection, predominantly from British and American performances from the late 17th century to 1970. Also includes supporting materials (ephemera, photographs, correspondence, etc.) for 17 selected plays.
Play scripts and scholarly works from Faber and Faber and Bloomsbury's Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints.
Over 1000 full text plays, from Aeschylus to the present day, including modern classics from Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, Alan Bennett, Caryl Churchill, Edward Bond, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, John Osborne, April De Angelis, and David Hare; contemporary writers include Polly Stenham, Katori Hall, D.C. Moore, James Graham, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Lucy Prebble.
The Archive of Dulwich College in London, England, holds thousands of pages of manuscripts left to the College by its founder, the eminent actor Edward Alleyn (1566-1626). This archive includes his personal and professional papers and those he inherited from his father-in-law Philip Henslowe (d. 1616). As a group, these manuscripts comprise the largest and most important single extant archive of material on the professional theatre and dramatic performance in early modern England, the age of Sha