Our Project and Partners

Digital Miscellanies Index

Verse Miscellanies Online

Index of Poetry in Printed Miscellanies, 1640-1682: profile and resource.

Bodleian Libraries

The Leverhulme Trust

Oxford Research Centres and Resources

TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) stimulates and supports research activity that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries.

Oxford e-Research Centre
The University of Oxford's e-Research Centre is home to a wide portfolio of research projects in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, technology and research infrastructure development.

Centre for the Study of the Book | Bodleian Libraries
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.

Broadside Ballads Online
Broadside Ballads Online features the Bodleian's digital collections of ballads, with links to the English Broadside Ballad Archive’s digital presentations of pre-1800 ballads from other libraries, and to the folk song scholarship of the Roud Broadside Index, hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) aims to create fully searchable, XML-encoded transcriptions of image sets of early printed books from the period 1473 to 1700.

Further Resources

18thConnect is a search portal providing links to digital content created by libraries, companies and scholars.  18thConnect also features TypeWright, a web-based software which allows users to correct OCR-generated texts from EEBO and ECCO, and once complete to gain copies of these texts which can be used to make digital editions.

Finding English Verse, 1650-1800 (pdf)
A checklist and user guide to first-line indexes and searchable electronic texts by James Woolley; last revised in January 2013.

Union First Line Index of English Verse
Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC), this online database enables users to search across numerous first-line indexes from various institutions and individuals in one place.  Contributing libraries include the Bodleian, Beinecke (Osborn Collection), British Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, Harvard, Huntington, and Leeds (Brotherton Collection — 17th and 18th century only).

CELM | Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700
CELM is an online adaptation and extension of the Index of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700, compiled by Peter Beal and published by Mansell in four volumes between 1980 and 1993.  This online version, completed in 2013, is over 50% larger than the printed Index, with upwards of 37,000 entries and more than twice the number of authors.

The Poetry of the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1800
This database, created by Emily Lorraine de Montluzin, provides a comprehensive, fully browsable and searchable record of the 12,508 poems (of which 4,879 are by identified authors) printed in the Gentleman’s Magazine from its beginning in 1731 through 1800.

Restoration Theatre Song Archive
This archive, containing a close to complete record of the words of songs performed on the London stage between 1600 and 1702/3 and a substantial proportion of the surviving music, was prepared by Anthony Butler under an Australian Research Council grant awarded to Harold Love.

ESTC | English Short Title Catalogue
The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) is a comprehensive, international union catalogue listing early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801.  It catalogues items issued in Britain, Ireland, overseas territories under British colonial rule, and the United States.  The database contains over 480,000 entries, and represents the holdings of some 2,000 libraries world-wide.

BBTI | British Book Trade Index
The British Book Trade Index (BBTI) is an index of the names and brief biographical details and trade details of people who worked in the book trade in England and Wales and who were trading by 1851.