Thea Buckley has generously curated Shakespeare and Early Modern Streams featuring streaming productions of Shakespeare’s and his contemporaries works.
Graphemica is a great resource for finding Unicode for especially tricky special characters and printer’s ornaments.
This introductory “how to” video will help you navigate the Map of Early Modern London (aka MoEML) website. Return to Research Video Tutorials
Looking for full-text primary source materials can be a challenge. The EEBO-TCP collection puts a wealth of such materials just a few clicks away. Here are some tutorials to get you started searching the EEBO-TCP database. Return to Research Video
Searching primary source databases can be tricky primarily because one is working with a combination of historical and modern cataloging conventions. Following are links to research videos that show you how to search the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Digital Image Collection,
Shakespeare Reloaded is a rich resource offering both teachers and students tools, games, theories, and techniques for generating imaginative environments from which to engage with Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
The Folger Digital Texts API (application program interface) works with Folger Digital Texts, a complete collection of modernized editions of Shakespeare’s plays. The API offers several features for analyzing the plays using pre-programmed scripts that permit one to pull one
The Shakespeare Census attempts to locate and describe all extant copies of all editions of Shakespeare’s works through 1700, excluding the folios. We include all items attributed to Shakespeare in print during the period, but not those attributed to him
Rams Write is a by-students-for-students LibGuide published by Framingham State University that includes tips for paper organization, revision, clarity, frequently confused words, and grammar and mechanics.
The Lost Plays Database is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity (“Home”).
EMED, The Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Literature Folger Digital Texts, API (Application Program Interface) The Folger Shakespeare LUNA: Folger Digital Image Library Miranda: Digital Asset Platform Shakespeare Documented: An online exhibition documenting Shakespeare in his own time. Folgerpedia
The Folger Shakespeare offers digital editions of William Shakespeare’s drama and poetry, as well as resources about Shakespeare’s language and world. The editions have been digitized by Michael Poston, Rebecca Niles, and Eric Johnson from the Folger’s printed series of
The Folger Shakespeare Library’s Shakespeare Documented is an exhibit featuring primary source documents and brilliant commentaries about Shakespeare’s career as a playwright, poet, and actor, his family documents, and 17th Century legacy.
The British Library offers accessible blogs about early modern authors in historical, literary, and critical contexts in the subsection entitled “Explore Shakespeare and Renaissance Writers in Context.”
About: Six Degrees of Francis Bacon is a digital reconstruction of the early modern social network that scholars and students from all over the world can collaboratively expand, revise, curate, and critique. Unlike published prose, Six Degrees is extensible, collaborative,
Wynken de Worde, aka Sarah Werner, has collated an exceptional list of open-access Early Modern Digital Collections. All of these resources feature access to early modern primary texts.
Miranda Digital Asset Platform (Folger): The Folger Shakespeare Library has recently created a digital asset platform that catalogs, and sometimes gives one digital access to texts, recordings, 3D objects, and more.
“¶ This is a list of online databases, catalogues, projects, images, video, reference works, &c, for the study of early modern plays at the intersection of performance and print. Two caveats: (1) it is not an exhaustive list; and (2)
New York University’s Libraries have created a brilliant Lib Guide that offers a compendium of modern critical resources for learning about Kit Marlowe’s life and times. It’s a great starting point for researching any Marlowe-related topic.
The Ancient History Encyclopedia is a useful resource for looking up classical figures.
Stephen Reimer’s (University of Alberta) course page for “Manuscript Studies: Medieval and Early Modern” includes a concise overview of different kinds of editions one might produce from early texts.
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, offers digital versions of early rare books under a Creative Commons license.
“Digital Renaissance Editions publishes electronic scholarly editions of early English drama and texts of related interest, from late medieval moralities and Tudor interludes, occasional entertainments and civic pageants, academic and closet drama, and the plays of the commercial London theaters, through
The British Book Trade Index, or BBTI, provides information about early modern English stationers.
Oxford Reference is an excellent resource for looking up classical and early modern figures.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary is a good reference for learning about classical figures.
Voyant Tools offer a web-based platform that allow one to upload a Word doc or PDF and generate visualizations of text-based data, including single text and corpus analyses.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library is an online treasure trove of early modern works published around Shakespeare’s time. Among many wonders, the collection contains Marlowe’s Tamburlaine.
Here, you may link directly to the TAPAS Project: Kit Marlowe pages. TAPAS is a free, online resource for publishing, archiving, and sharing Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) projects.
The Perseus Project site is our preferred resources for learning about classical sources and mythological history and figures.
Pelagios’s Recogito is a web-based platform from which one may upload .txt files, tag placeNames, create maps, and more.
This site follows (or tries to follow!) the Modern Language Association’s citation conventions found on the Purdue OWL website.
The Map of Early Modern London‘s Agas Map is a terrific resource for mapping London locations, and their Gazetteer is an invaluable resource for looking up place names. Here you’ll also find handy “how to” guides for using selected digital
LUNA, or Folger Digital Image Library offers a wondrous resource for images that may be reproduced under a Creative Commons license as long as they are cited accordingly.
Luminarium: Christopher Marlowe links to information and links to selected editions of Marlowe’s works available online. Luminarium is also an excellent resource for literary study beyond the English Renaissance; it anthologizes Medieval through Restoration literature.
Folgerpedia is an online database of all things related to the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Published by the British Library, the ESTC is a valuable resource for discovering reliable bibliographic information for works printed before 1801.
EMED: The Digital Anthology of Early Modern Drama, published by the Folger Shakespeare Library is presently the sole resource for reliably edited, encoded editions of Christopher Marlowe’s dramatic corpus, as well as works by his contemporaries (excluding Shakespeare). The EMED
The EEBO-TCP: Text Creation Partnership database offers rough transcriptions of selected texts from the EEBO database.
Early Modern Print offers text analysis tools and computational approaches to exploring works printed before 1700 in the Early English Books Online database.
This tool allows one to search the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database for key words using both fuzzy searches and regular expressions.
This PDF is an excellent resource for learning about and experimenting with regular expression (aka “RegEx”) syntax queries. EEBO: Early English Books Online You’ll find a link to EEBO in the Databases section of the Library website. This resource is
This resource offers digitized images from works in the Thomas Pennant Barton collection of works by and about William Shakespeare.
This downloadable app facilitates corpus and concordance analyses.