Text collections online

This list, which began life in the 1990s, is not regularly checked for broken links, but the maintainer, J. P. E. Harper-Scott, would be very grateful to be alerted to the need for any changes or additions (email).

  1. The Beggar’s Opera (essay and full libretto)
  2. Bible: Latin Vulgate text
  3. Bible: various versions in English, French, German, Latin, etc
  4. Catalogue of electronic texts on the Internet (Alex)
  5. Classics Archive (searchable archive of 375 classical Greek and Roman texts in English translation)
  6. Dante studies: links (including E-texts of Dante’s works, online publications and bibliographies, projects and societies)
  7. Deutsche Datenquellen (German data sources, Karlsruhe University)
  8. Diderot’s Encyclopédie, demo of searchable electronic version mounted by the ARTFL Project of the University of Chicago
  9. Early Church Documents: Guide 1
  10. Early Church Documents: Guide 2
  11. European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Oxford 1994 (texts of papers)
  12. LiberLiber (wide variety of Italian texts, classic authors, journals, tesi di laurea)
  13. Luther Index Verborum (concordance of all Martin Luther’s German writings from the period 1516-1525, based on 13 volumes of the 1883 Weimarer Kritische Gesamtausgabe (Weimar Critical Edition) of D. Martin Luthers Werke; from the Department of German Studies at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA)
  14. Medical texts of the 16th to 18th centuries (Yale University)
  15. Medieval Studies, On-Line Text Materials, including Medieval and Renaissance Book Production
  16. Montpellier Early Modern English Documents (MEMED: online texts of early modern English documents: prepared by the members and partners of the Centre d’Études et de Recherches sur la Renaissance Anglaise in Montpellier)
  17. Nordic Neo-Latin literature (database covering thousands of Neo-Latin texts from or about the Nordic countries, between 1500 and 1800 — not comprehensive but covering “large and well-defined portions” of the material; the language of the descriptions is English)
  18. Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI, full-text database of more than 1,300 early vernacular Italian texts):
    ◦In North America: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/ARTFL/projects/OVI/
    ◦In Europe: http://ovisun199.csovi.fi.cnr.it/italnet/OVI/
    ◦Note: In 1999 a modest annual subscription fee will be instituted, but until then all interested scholars are invited to use and evaluate the database free of charge; to find out more about the OVI database and to register to obtain a temporary password for full-text searching, visit one of the Web sites listed above; and or background on the ItalNet consortium and links to additional ItalNet collaborative projects, visit the ItalNet Projects Page at:
  19. Opera libretti and other vocal texts
  20. Oxford Text Archive (electronic versions of literary works in a dozen or more languages; unpublished materials prepared by field workers in linguistics; electronic versions of reference works; texts and corpora from individual scholars and research projects worldwide; the Archive exceeds a gigabyte and there are over 1500 titles in its catalogue)
  21. Perseus (Classical studies database maintained at Tufts University, including reference libraries for Greek and Latin texts)
  22. Renascence Editions (online works printed in English between 1477 and 1799; “these texts have been produced with care and attention, but are not represented by the publisher as scholarly editions… The publisher and general editor is Richard Bear at the University of Oregon”)
  23. Shakespeare’s works
  24. Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum (Italian vernacular music theory) home page
  25. Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum (Latin music theory texts from antiquity to the 17th century)
  26. Treatises on music (database of thirteenth-century texts in hypertext)