Literary Texts (All Genres)


British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900 (Gale, 2010)

400K+ MS pages from BL, V&A, NLS, Folger, Huntington, Princeton, UCLA, Bronte Parsonage, etc.


COVE Electronic Editions (NAVSA, 2016- )

Victorian counterpart to Romantic Circles; primarily late 19c, but some pre-1850 coverage


DPLA: Digital Public Library of America (2013- )

Searchable archive of 21M+ books and periodicals from American university and public libraries


ECCO: Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (Gale, 2005- )

180K+ books, pamphlets, and periodicals (mostly British and in English) from 1701-1800


European Literature, 1790-1840: Corvey Collection (Gale NCCO, 2012)

9,500 English, French, and German books, many highly rare, scanned from Castle Corvey’s private library


Google Books (2005- )

25M+ digitized books and periodicals from partner publishers and libraries; especially strong for 19c


HathiTrust Digital Library (2010- )

Joint catalogue of 16M+ books and periodicals; some features restricted to researchers at partner institutions


Historic Literary Criticism (ProQuest, 2017)

20K+ reviews from 17c to early 20c, drawn mainly from Routledge’s Critical Heritage series


Internet Archive (1996- )

Pioneering digital preservation initiative, now at 16M+ books and 10M+ images, films, and sound files


Literary Manuscripts: 17c and 18c Poetry (Adam Matthew, 2006)

190 verse MSS from U of Leeds’s Brotherton Library, including poets’ drafts and copies by others


Literary Manuscripts: Berg Collection (Adam Matthew, 2011)

Scanned MSS from NYPL’s extensive Berg Collection of major Victorian authors


LION: Literature Online (ProQuest, 1999- )

Searchable transcriptions of 350K literary works, plus range of general reference tools


NCCO: Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (Gale, 2012- )

General portal for 12 separately sold databases (most indexed separately below)


Project Gutenberg (1971- )

Original digital library, now with 57K plain-text eBooks for titles in the public domain


Romantic Circles Editions (1997- )

Leading series of hypertext, peer-reviewed scholarly editions of Romantic-era texts


Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape (Adam Matthew, 2012)

Digitized holdings of the Wordsworth Trust collection, featuring thousands of MSS and images