Name Description Titles
John Harris's Books for Youth, 1801–1843 (Ed. Marjorie Moon)

Being a check-list of books for children and young people published for their amusement and instruction by John Harris and his son, successors to Elizabeth Newbery, including a list of games and teaching toys. 

John Newbery and His Successors, 1750-1814 (S. Roscoe)

Bibliographical text of John Newbery, publisher of children's literature. 


A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

Lewis Walpole Library

The Lewis Walpole Library is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole’s famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The library’s book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society collects millions of rare and unique American documents, artifacts, and national treasures. 

McGill Library's Chapbook Collection

The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation, digital facsimiles have been prepared and a virtual collection created.

National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland is the largest library in Scotland and a research library with important collections in Scottish history, literature, and publishing.


Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century.

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library has been a provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. 


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Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) is a tool for research supporting a wide variety of disciplines. NSTC includes well-known and obscure works of literature, important translations, legal documents, political pamphlets, medical and scientific monographs, journals, and periodicals, allowing users to build research bibliographies and save them to a personal archive, or print, email or download them. 


Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is a highly dynamic textbase. With about 8 million words of text, it is full of interpretive information on women, writing, and culture. It includes documents on the lives and writing careers of over 1,305 writers, together with a great deal of contextual historical material on relevant subjects, such as the law, economics, science, writing by men, education, medicine, politics.

Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books

The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books has grown to over 80,000 rare and modern children’s books. The collection includes book-related art, literary archives, games and ephemera. Most materials are English-language, with a few exceptions of classics of children’s literature published in original languages, and some foreign language materials.

Oxford Libraries Online

Online catalogue for University of Oxford libraries with some digital editions.

Oxford Text Archive

The Oxford Text Archive (OTA) develops, collects, catalogues and preserves electronic literary and linguistic resources for use in Higher Education, in research, teaching and learning. 

Princeton University Library Catalog

The Princeton University Library Catalog contains a collection of rare books, graphic arts, historic maps, and other printed material. 

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Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

In addition to 60 volumes of Romantic poetry composed by Scottish women, the database includes extensive contemporary critical reviews and numerous scholarly essays specially commissioned for the project by Alexander Street Press. This database contains over 9,027 pages.

SFU Library - Bennett

The Library houses a print collection of 3 million volumes and 6000 journal subscriptions. The Library’s rapidly growing electronic collection includes 98,000 journal subscriptions and close to 10 million digital files. 

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Stanford University Library

The Stanford University Libraries (SUL) is the library system of Stanford University in California. It encompasses more than 20 libraries in all. 

The Dartons (Lawrence Darton, 2004)

In 1787, when William Darton set up as an engraver and printer, there were few books published especially for children. Over the next 60 years, more than 1,000 books (plus games and educational aids) for children were published by the firm of Darton and Company. This checklist contains details of their output of juvenilia and is a major source of reference for scholars of the history of the book.

The English Novel 1770-1829

The English Novel, 1770–1829 is a comprehensive and copy-based two-volume bibliography of novels published in Great Britain and Ireland between 1770 and 1829. 

The English Novel 1830-1836

The English Novel, 1830–1836 is a digital continuation of the English Novel, 1770–1829. Where possible, all copies of first editions have been examined first-hand.

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