Digital resources at the Folger

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This article lists selected digital resources available through the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Folger holdings and resources

[ Folger Library microfilms database]
Digital Image Database
Bindings Image Database
Folger Library online finding aids
Union first line index of English verse
The Collation: a gathering of scholarship from the Folger Shakespeare Library
Impositor: An online tool to automatically arrange digital images from the collection into simulated impositions (the laying out of pages into the formes of printed sheets).
PLRE.Folger: private libraries in Renaissance England: Complements the printed volumes of Private Libraries in Renaissance England (PLRE), an ongoing editorial project that has published eight volumes since 1992 in the Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (MRTS) series.

Folger web archives

Folger Shakespeare Library Websites and Social Media. Shakespeare Festivals and Theatrical Companies.

On-site subscriptions

American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL).

American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book (HEB). E-book records are searchable in Hamnet, with a link to ACLS full-text. All e-books are full-text searchable at ACLS site.

American National Biography.

Archive Grid.

Bibliography of British and Irish History.

Bibliography of Early Women Writers.

British History Online. Includes Calendars of State Papers, Domestic and the Calendars of State Papers for Scotland and Ireland, plus the Calendar of Close Rolls.

British Literary Manuscripts Online.

Burke's Peerage and Gentry. Burke's Peerage Online became unavailable (temporarily, we hope) 1 September 2013 when the operating company changed ownership unexpectedly. The Folger's remaining subscription fee was refunded. We hope service will resume under the new ownership.

CAMIO: OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online.

Cecil Papers.

Dictionary of National Biography Online. Limited to three users at a time. Please log off when finished.

Early English Books Online - Chadwyck-Healey (EEBO). Access to page images, and full-text search for TPC Phase 1.

Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). Access to full-text search for TCP Phases 1 and 2.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). Access to page images and some full-text search.

FirstSearch: OCLC Databases. Default database: WorldCat. Select the "Search in database" dropdown to select one of the following databases: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, OCLC Ebooks, OCLC ECO, ERIC, GPO, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldAlmanac, WorldCat, WorldCatDissertations.

Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance.

John Milton: A Bibliography (MRTS Online Series).

Literary Manuscripts Online: 17th and 18th Century Poetry from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.

MLA International Bibliography.

The Newdigate newsletters, Numbers 1 through 2100 (13 January 1673/4 through 11 June 1692).

Oxford Art Online (includes Grove Art Online).

Oxford English Dictionary Online.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700.

Shakespeare Quarterly (JSTOR). Back issues from 1950 through five years before the current issue.

Shakespeare Quarterly (Project Muse). Back issues for the most recent four years.

State Papers Online, 1509 - 1714.

Virginia Company Archives.

Women Writers Online.

World Shakespeare Bibliography.

Selected off-site resources

The following electronic resources are available from Folger computers as well as off-site.

Access to Archives (A2A).

Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence c. 1550-1608.

British Armorial Bindings.

Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service.

CELM: Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700.

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.

English Short Title Catalogue (British Library).

Hamlet on the Ramparts.

Henslowe-Alleyn papers (Dulwich College).

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue.

Institute of Historical Research.

Leeds Verse Database (BCMSV).

LEME: Lexicons of Early Modern English (free version).

Lost Plays Database.

Middle English Dictionary (University of Michigan).

The National Archives.

Shakespeare: An International Database of Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio.

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive.

The Thomas L. Gravell Watermark Archive.

The Universal Short Title Catalogue (University of St Andrews).

The Wenceslaus Hollar digital collection.