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e-resources for Women's Studies: Full-text eResources

What is the Databases A-Z platform?

The A-Z Databases platform is the gateway to the electronic resources subscribed to by the Bodleian Libraries. You can use this service to search, browse and access e-resources and access subscription resources remotely.

All the resources in this section of the guide are available via A-Z Databases

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

EEBO contains the page images of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640), and Wing's Short Title Catalogue (1641 - 1700), of which 25,000 are now fully searchable as a result of the EEBO Text Creation Partnership.

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO)

ECCO provides fully searchable full text access to nearly 180,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800. There are also links from the bibliographic records on SOLO.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Heath and Opie - Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797

By James Heath (1757–1834), engraved from the painting of John Opie (1761–1807) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Some key e-resources for Women's Studies on the A-Z Databases platform

Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640
'an open-ended work of scholarship currently listing 738 recovered writers and their texts, canonical and non-canonical'

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries 1500-1950 (Alexander Street Press)
'the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 90,000 pages of diaries and letters'

Defining Gender, 1450-1910
a thematically organised collection of original primary source material from British archives, which 'explores the study and analysis of gender, leisure and consumer culture'

Gerritsen Collection--Women's History Online, 1543-1945
a collection of ‘books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the revolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights’, with ‘more than 4,700 publications from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945'

Literary Manuscripts (Berg)
Victorian manuscripts from the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of The New York Public Library, including collections on the Brontës & Elizabeth Barrett Browning

North American Women's Letters and Diaries
'the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters'

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles
'provides entries on authors' lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links, and bibliographies'

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers 1500-1700
230 digitised manuscripts from the Perdita Project, written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape
digitised manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust

Women Writers Online
a full-text collection of texts by pre-Victorian women writers, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University

(N.B. If you are not connected to the Oxford network you will need to login with your Oxford Single Sign On username and password to gain full access to the above online resources and some of the guides)

LION (Literature Online)

LION 'combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources'