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Name Description Titles
A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood

A bibliography for every edition of all known works by Eliza Haywood. 

Amelia Opie Archive

The Amelia Alderson Opie Archive is a website providing scholarly resources pertaining to the life and works of Amelia Opie. 

America's Historical Imprints I: Evans, 1639–1800

Provides full text, digital images of books, pamphlets, broadsides and periodicals published in America from 1639-1800. 

America's Historical Imprints II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 24
American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society is a national research library of American history and culture through 1876 which has been sharing American stories for more than two hundred years.


Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Athena: The Boston Athenæum Online Catalog

Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest  independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States.

Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.


M.A. Thesis by Roy Bearden-White, later published in 2017.

Benjamin Tabart's Juvenile Library (Ed. Marjorie Moon, 1990)

A Bibliography of Books for Children Published, Written, Edited and Sold by Mr. Tabart, 1801-1820. 

Black Self-Publishing

Black Self-Publishing is an ongoing collaborative research project. It is based on a working list of books that are known to have been or may have been self-published by people of African descent who resided in North America and either were born before 1851 or first published before 1877.

Bodleian Ballads Online

Bodleian Ballads Online is a digital collection of English printed ballad-sheets from between the 16th and 20th centuries, linked to other resources for the study of the English ballad tradition.

Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library, the principal Oxford University library, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library. Together, the Bodleian Libraries hold over 13 million printed items.

British Book Trade Index

The BBTI aims to include brief biographical and trade details of all those who worked in the English and Welsh book trades up to 1851. The index includes not only printers, publishers and booksellers but also other related trades, such as stationers, papermakers, engravers, auctioneers, ink-makers and sellers of medicines, so that the book trade can be studied in the context of allied trades. 

British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and gives access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. The collection of over 170 million items includes artefacts from every age of written civilisation.

British Travel Writing: Women's Travel Writing, 1780–1840

This project aims to restore visibility to 139 women who published travel books as authors, co-authors, contributors, letterpress writers, editors, and translators during a period in which women’s travel writing became established in Britain and Ireland.

British Women Romantic Poets Project (UC Davis)

The British Women Romantic Poet's Project is producing an online scholarly archive consisting of E-text editions of poetry by British and Irish women written (not necessarily published) between 1789 (the onset of the French Revolution) and 1832 (the passage of the Reform Act), a period traditionally known in English literary history as the Romantic period.

Chawton House Library

Chawton House fosters research and understanding of early women writers, restoring them to their rightful place in the history of English literature and enabling them to speak directly to – and inspire – future generations. The main collection focuses on women’s literature in English during the period 1600-1830, including rare early editions and some unique books.

Devon Collection of Children's Books (Moon)

This collection of children’s books contains about 2,000 items, mainly dating from before 1940. They were built up over a period of time by bequest, donation and purchase and, as such, do not represent any significant individual collection. The titles to 1850 have a detailed listing by the noted children’s book historian Marjorie Moon (1908-1996) which is available to view in the library.

Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920.

Early American Imprints: Evans TCP

Evans-TCP is a collection of transcribed, pre-nineteenth century, American imprints. The collection is a collaborative partnership between the TCP, the Readex division of NewsBank, and The American Antiquarian Society (AAS). 


Eighteenth Century Collections Online contains over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and more than 32 million pages, making ECCO the premier and irreplaceable resource for eighteenth-century research. 


Early English Books Online contains over 132,000 English publications from 1473-1700. Topics include English literature, history, science, and philosophy.

Emma in America

Goucher College Library’s celebration of the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s novel Emma featuring an exhibit, events, and a digital edition of the 1816 Philadelphia Emma, Austen’s first novel published in America.


The 'English Short Title Catalogue' (ESTC) is a comprehensive, international union catalogue listing early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801. It contains catalogue entries for 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.