Eighteenth-Century Resources


Quick Links (use may be restricted)

Jack Lynch's Eighteenth-Century Resources


Oxford English Dictionary 

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language

University of Michigan Digital Resources 

Voice of the Shuttle 

Voltaire électronique


Online Texts (use may be restricted) 

American Poetry Database

Bartleby Online Books

Early American Fiction

Early English Books Online (up to 1700)

Early English Prose Fiction at Michigan (1500-1700)

Eighteenth-Century Prose Fiction at Michigan (1700-1780)

English Prose Drama (Renaissance to 19c)

English Verse Drama (Renaissance to 19c)

Internet Library of Early Journals

Past Masters Philosophical Texts (especially strong in 18c)

Project Gutenberg

The Spectator Project: A Hypermedia Research Archive of 18c Periodicals

University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative


Journals (use may be restricted)

Book History

Eighteenth-Century Life
Eighteenth-Century Studies


French Historical Studies

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Social History
Journal of Speculative Philosophy
Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Journal of Women's History
Journal of World History

Literature and Medicine

New Literary History

Perspectives on Science
Philosophy and Literature
Philosophy and Rhetoric

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture


General Resources (use may be restricted)

America: History and Life

American Verse Project 

ARTFL Project, University of Chicago

C18 at Pennsylvania State (Listserv and Links)

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Carnegie Mellon

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Jack Lynch's Eighteenth-Century Resources

The Philosopher's Guide, by Bjorn Christensson

RSAP: Research Society for American Periodicals

SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing) 

Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Centuries

Women Printers and Booksellers: A Checklist of Sources


Scholarly Organizations






Libraries & Museums

Beinecke Library, Yale

The Bodleian, Oxford

The British Library

The British Museum

Cambridge University Library, Cambridge

Houghton Library, Harvard

The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University

The Huntington, UCLA

The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale

The Library of Congress

The Newberry, Chicago



Bedford St. Martin's Guide to Online Citation

Oxford English Dictionary 

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language