Resources Available at the LETRS Humanities Computing Lab (in the IU Main Library)

This is an alphabetic list of all electronic texts maintained and supported by LETRS at the LETRS Humanities Computing Lab in the Main Library. Due to licensing and technical restrictions, these resources are not available online or over the network and must be used in the Lab. Please see the "About LETRS" page for Lab hours, location, and other information.


Abbreviationes 1.7 (MAC):
An Electronic dictionary of medieval Latin abbreviations.
Abbreviationes QuickGuide.

ADMYTE: Archivo Digital De Manuscritos y Textos Españoles. 1.0. (WINDOWS):
A searchable database containing Castilian, Catalonian and Portuguese medieval manuscripts up till the early 16th century.
ADMYTE QuickGuide.

Afternoon, a Story. By Michael Joyce. (MAC):
An experimental piece of fiction consisting of a hypertext, interactive story that allows you to control the flow and direction of the narrative.

The Alim. Multimedia edition, release 4.5. (WINDOWS):
A searchable database of the main books of Sunni Islam. Including the Quran (in Arabic, two English translations and a transliteration), the authoritative books of Hadith (prophet's tradition) and Fiqh (Islamic law).
The Alim: Complete Listing of Contents
The website for the software producer ISL Software

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature. (WINDOWS):
An electronic database containing the whole of Celtic-Latin literature from the period 400-1200 A.D
ACLL-1 QuickGuide
Complete Listing of Contents

Archivio della Tradizione Lirica. (WINDOWS)*
One of the CD-ROMs from the Archivio Italiano group published in electronic form by Lexis Progetti Editoriali. This CD includes more than 200 texts of lyrical Italian poetry spanning a time period extending from Petrarca to Marino. A complete listing is available in the manual booklet.
The website for the producers of the software LEXIS Progetti Editoriali
The QuickGuide for the Archivio Italiano DBT

Bar-Ilan's Judaic Library. 5.0. (WINDOWS):
An electronic database of Jewish scriptural texts with over 400 volumes (largest of its kind in the world). The database includes the Tanach and its commentators, the Babylonian Talmud with Rashi's commentary, the Jerusalem Talmud, Rambam, Midrashim and a wide range of Responsa, spanning a period of about a thousand years.
Bar-Ilan QuickGuide

Bell, Thomas: A Monograph of the Testudinata (1832-1836). (WINDOWS):
Thomas Bell, dental surgeon, professor of zoology, and famous English naturalist attempted in the early 19th century to catalog and classify every species of turtle, living and extinct. This searchable text in PDF format contains Bell's attempt (unfinished due to his publisher's bankruptcy) along with over 60 full color plates by renowned natural history artists James de Carle Sowerby and Edward Lear. It also includes commentary by herpetologist Kraig Adler.

Bible Windows 4.0. (WINDOWS):
An electronic database that offers easy and complete access to the Analytical Greek New Testament, Hebrew Old Testament, Greek Old Testament (Septuagint), and Latin Vulgate. The Greek and Hebrew texts are parsed so as to allow searches not only for dictionary forms of words, but for grammatical features as well.
Bible Windows Tutorial.
Contents of the database.

CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts. CLCLT-3. (WINDOWS)
Contains the complete Latin texts of the Corpus Patrum Latinorum (including the Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina, and the Continuatio Mediaevalis), as well as the Vulgate, Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, the complete works of Augustine, Jerome and many others.
CLCLT-3 QuickGuide
List of Titles and Authors Contained in the CLCLT-3 Library.

Cervantes, Obras Completas. (WINDOWS)
The first electronic version of the Complete Works of Cervantes, based on the most authoritative edition of Florencio Sevilla and Antonio Rey. It includes all of the Cervantine texts, a biography of the author, critical studies, an up-to-date bibliography and a gallery of images.
The webpage for the software from Micronet, Spain.

Chaucer: Life and Times. (WINDOWS)
Texts, commentary, images, and sound with numerous links. Includes Chaucer's complete works in Middle English, modern translations, selections of the manuscripts, plot summaries, and essays analyzing his work and his world. Also includes a combined historical, political, social and artistic timeline of Chaucer's age, a weather-beaten map of pilgrim routes to Canterbury, and a Theme Recorder for users of the database.
Chaucer Life and Times QuickGuide

Chaucer. Wife of Bath's Prologue. (WINDOWS)
The first release in The Canterbury Tales from the Cambridge University Press. It contains transcriptions, collations and images of all the 58 pre-1500 manuscript and print versions of Chaucer's poem.

Corpus des Oeuvres de Philosophie. (WINDOWS):
A French electronic database that focuses on works of French philosophy. The database allows browsing and searching by author, title, and date. Advanced searches can be made with boolean and proximity parameters.

La critique littéraire. (WINDOWS):
An extensive collection of French literary critical works published between 1788 and 1925. Texts included range from scholarly and philosophical publications to literary prefaces and articles and reviews appearing in 19th and 20th century periodicals. The database contains the criticism of de Laharpe, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Proust, among others.
La critique littéraire QuickGuide

Digitale Bibliothek 1.5. (WINDOWS):
Deutsche Literature: von Lessing bis Kafka. A user-friendly electronic library in German that allows browsing and searching of the full-text entries of more than 55 authors.

Droste-Hülshoff, Annette von. Die Judenbuche. (WINDOWS)*
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 6). Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797-1848): one of the great women poets of Germany, author of prose tales that are considered the forerunner of the 19th-century realistic short story.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Leopardi, Giacomo. Tutte le Opere.(WINDOWS)*
One of the CD-ROMs from the Archivio Italiano group published in electronic form by Lexis Progetti Editoriali. This resource allows for searching and viewing the first integral electronic edition of the works of Leopardi (1798-1837). The database includes all the writings from the childhood period to the last texts in Naples: songs, epistles, correspondences and his commentary on Petrarca.
The website for the producers of the software LEXIS Progetti Editoriali
The QuickGuide for the Archivio Italiano DBT

Letteratura Italiana Zanichelli.(WINDOWS)*
Allows viewing and searching of 362 works of Italian literature. The works included in this resource span a chronological period of time beginning with Francesco d'Assisi's Laudes Creaturarum(12th century) and ending with Italo Svevo's Coscienza di Zeno(20th century). A complete list of the works included is available in the booklet that accompanies the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM and the booklet are written in Italian.
The QuickGuide for the Letteratura Italiana Zanichelli

EDV-Text Von "Des Minnesangs Fruhling". (MAC)
An electronic bibliography of primarily twentieth-century research on Minnesang. In addition to works covering various aspects of Minnesang, studies of particular writers are included.

Eichendorff, Joseph von. Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts. (WINDOWS)
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 4). Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857): poet and novelist, considered one of the great German Romantic lyricists.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Electronic Bibliographie Papyrologique. (MAC):
The first electronic version of the Bibliographie Papyrologique published by the Foundation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth (FERE) in Brusssels. It includes at present over 8500 bibliographic records, covering the years 1976-1990.

Epigraph: A Database of Roman Inscriptions (MAC):
Reproduces as closely as possible the text of the inscriptions collected in volume VI of the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, published between the years 1876 - 1933. The fascicles of CIL volume VI contain almost 40,000 reports of inscriptions found in the city of Rome.
Epigraph QuickGuide

Fontane, Theodor. Irrungen, Wirrungen. (WINDOWS)*:
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 11). Theodor Fontane (1819-1898): considered the first master of modern Realistic fiction in Germany.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Franklin, Benjamin: Experiments and Observations on Electricity. (WINDOWS):
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), American scientists and statesman. Aside from his status as a Founding Father and his Poor Richard's Almanac, Franklin is probably best known for his experiments with electricity. This searchable text in PDF format contains Franklin's descriptions ofhis experiments (including the key and kite experiment) as well as his ideas concerning electricity. It also includes commentary by I. Bernard Cohen, History of Science Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.

Galilei, Galileo: Sidereus Nuncius. (WINDOWS):
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian mathematician, natural philosopher,and astronomer. Using his newly invented telescope, Galileo provided important evidence for Copernicus' heliocentric model of the Solar system. In this volume (including a fully searchable Latin text, English translation, and commentary by Albert van Helden of Rice University), Galileo described some of the most important discoveries of his day, including information about the surface of the moon and four previously undiscovered moons of Jupiter.

Goethe Werke. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). (WINDOWS)
The electronic version of The Complete Works of Goethe is based on the 1949 Hamburg edition. It has been prepared for use with WordCruncher - an easy to learn retrieval system that supports a growing number of electronic texts.
Germanic Studies QuickGuide.
Complete Listing of Contents.

Al-Hadith Database. WinHadith 0.1b (WINDOWS)
An electronic database that allows searching of the English translation of Hadith - prophetic traditions of Muhammad (PBUH) - using keyword, narrator and subject parameters among others.
Islamic Computing Centre Databases QuickGuide
Complete Listing of Contents.

Harvey, William: Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus. (WINDOWS):
William Harvey (1578-1657), physician to Kings James I and Charles I of England. In this work Harvey set forth the modern concept of the circulatory system, overturning many physiological notions that had been common since the time of Galen. This resource, in PDF format, contains searchable Latin text, a searchable English translation, and a commentary by Professor Robert G. Frank, Jr. of UCLA.

Hoffmann, E.T.A. Das Fräulein von Scuderi. (WINDOWS)*:
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 13). Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776-1822): German writer, composer, and painter known for his stories in which supernatural and sinister characters move in and out of men's lives, ironically revealing tragic or grotesque sides of human nature.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Hoffmann, E.T.A. Der goldne Topf. (WINDOWS):
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 28).
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

The Indian Question. 1.0. (WINDOWS)
A collection of texts, maps, and art reproductions describing the life and customs of Native Americans, published by Objective Computing, Indianapolis.
Indian Question QuickGuide
The Indian Question CD-ROM: Complete Listing of Contents

In Principio: INCIPIT Index of Latin Texts (WINDOWS)*:
Covers all Latin texts that have been transmitted in manuscript since the origins of Latin literature up to about 1500. Thus it covers ancient, patristic, medieval, and humanist Latin literature. All literary genres are included: theology and the liberal arts, history and poetry, medicine and liturgy, civil law and canon law, the exact and occult sciences, summas and sermons, glossaries and correspondence, cooking recipes and cursing formulas, large treatises and small, and isolated sentences. In total, about 400,000 incipits have been recorded in this searchable database.
The publisher's web site with a user guide

Islamic LawBase (WINDOWS):
An electronic database that allows searching the English translations of the main reference books of Islamic Law such as Fiqh al-Sunnah and al-Muwatta'.
Islamic Computing Centre Databases QuickGuide

Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language. (WINDOWS)
Published first in London in 1755, this dictionary was a single-handed product of nine years of hard work by the 18th-century writer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson. The size of the book today totals 86,053 entries with the most significant feature of the dictionary being the illustrative quotations.
Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language on CD-ROM QuickGuide.

Kafka, Franz. Die Verwandlung. (WINDOWS):
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 5). Franz Kafka (1883-1924): Czech-born German-language writer of visionary fiction, whose novels express the anxieties and alienation of 20th-century man.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Kant's Gesammelte Schriften. By Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). (WINDOWS):

The electronic Complete Works of Kant is based on the nine-volume 1910-1923 edition published by the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. It has been prepared for use with WordCruncher - an easy to learn retrieval system that supports a growing number of electronic texts.
Germanic Studies QuickGuide.

Keller, Gottfried. Kleider machen Leute. (WINDOWS)*:
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 14). Gottfried Keller (1819-1890): The greatest German-Swiss narrative writer of the late 19th-century realistic school.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Kleist, Heinrich von. Der zerbrochne Krug. (WINDOWS):
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 3). Heinrich Kleist (1777-1811): the first of the great German dramatists of the 19th century. Poets of the Realist, Expressionist, Nationalist, and Existentialist movements in France and Germany all saw their prototype in Kleist, a poet whose demonic genius had foreseen modern problems of life and literature.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Lessing, G.E. Nathan der Weise. (WINDOWS)*
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 7). Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1727-1781): German dramatist, critic, and writer on philosophy and aesthetics. He helped free German drama from the influence of classical and French models and wrote the first German plays of lasting importance.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Library of the Future. 3rd ed. (WINDOWS)
More than 3500 literary texts from various cultures, genres and ages. Refer to list of contents for specific titles.
Complete Listing of Contents.

Markaz Al-Mu'jam Al-Fiqhi project. (WINDOWS)*:
An electronic database developed by the Shiite Center for the Islamic Law Encyclopedia at Qum - Iran. The resource allows searching and browsing over 1200 volumes of source books for Islamic law, Quranic interpretations, Arabic language, prophetic traditions, and biographies of prominent Islamic scholars, Sunni and Shiite alike. Operates in Arabic and Persian only. The main subdivisions of the two CDs which comprise the resource are as follows:
Book Library: the backbone of the resource. Includes the full text of over 280 religious and linguistic texts. (CD#1).
The Imam Mahdi: contains the sayings attributed to and writings about the 12th Shiite Imam Al-Mahdi of the 9th century. (CD#1).
Ahkam: contains more than 12,000 questions and their answers relating to various details and aspects of Islamic Law. (CD#2).
Dalil: an index of bibliographies of, and about the religious texts included in the Book Library CD. (CD#2).
Hayat: includes biographies of 70 Shiite scholars from various centuries. (CD#2).
Qamus: an encyclopedic dictionary of Islamic Law terminology with linguistic and contextual commentaries. (CD#2)

Ma'agarim: The Hebrew Language Historical Dictionary Project. (WINDOWS)*:
The Historical Dictionary Project aims to encompass the entire Hebrew lexicon throughout its history; that is, to present every Hebrew word in its morphological, semantical, and contextual development from its first appearance in written texts to the present. The first volume contains the Ancient Literature Section.
A Quickguide for using Ma'agarim
The website for the Historical Dictionary Project (Mainly in Hebrew with some introductory pages in English too).

Musil, Der Literarische Nachlass. By Robert Musil. (WINDOWS):
Robert Musil (1880-1942), the Austrian utopian novelist and essayist. This program offers multi-faceted (flexible) possibilities of combining and then searching the contents and accompanying information about the state of the Musil manuscripts.
Musil QuickGuide

The New Mormon Studies CD-ROM. (WINDOWS):
A searchable electronic database that includes over 960 works from and about the religion and history of Mormonism.

Oxford English Dictionary On Compact Disc. 2nd ed. (WINDOWS):
Note: The same resource is also available online to Indiana University affiliates.
The OED on CD-ROM QuickGuide
A Complete Listing of the Abbreviations Used in the OED (A large file; this will take a few minutes to load)

Perseus(MAC):
Perseus 2.0, an electronic database created by the Perseus Project, contains a vast collection of texts, tools, and images relating to the study of the ancient Greek world.
Perseus 2.0 QuickGuide

Petrarca, Francesco. Opera Omnia (WINDOWS)*:
One of the CD-ROMs from the Archivio Italiano group published in electronic form by Lexis Progetti Editoriali. Focusing on Petrarca, the founder of Italian Humanism, this CD, edited by Pasquale Stoppelli, includes the first complete-works edition (Latin and Vulgar) since the edizioni basileensi of the 16th century. A complete bibliography is available in the manual in Italian.
The website for the producers of the software LEXIS Progetti Editoriali
The QuickGuide for the Archivio Italiano DBT

PHI (Packard Humanities Institute) CD-ROMs #5.3.2 and #7.3.2 (WINDOWS):
The first CD-ROM (#5.3.2) contains virtually all of Latin literature up to A.D. 200, including the later writers Servius, Porphyry, Zeno, and Justinian, as well as several bible versions (King James, Revised Standard Version, Latin Vulgate, Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, and the Coptic New Testament), and Milton's Paradise Lost. The second CD-ROM (#7.3.2) contains the more than 32,000 documentary papyri held by Duke University and the University of Michigan. Also included are the approximately 87,000 Greek inscriptions.
The Quickguide for PHI.
Classics QuickGuide.
PHI CD-ROM 5.3 Complete Listing of Contents

Al-Qur'an Database: The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an. (WINDOWS):
An electronic database that allows simple and advanced searching of the whole text of the Holy Quran in translation (The Yusuf Ali and the Pickthall translations and commentaries).
Islamic Computing Centre Databases QuickGuide

Renard, Louis: Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, de Diverses Couleurs et Figures Extraordinaires. (WINDOWS):
Louis Renard, a Dutch publisher of the eighteenth century, published in 1719 460 drawings of assorted sea creatures (including a mermaid) from the South Molaccas. These drawings were made by Samuael Fallours, who served in the Dutch East India Company. This PDF version of the second edition of Renard's book includes full-color images, both the French text and an English translation, and a commentary by Theodore W. Pietsch, Professor in the School of Fisheries at the University of Washington.

The Road to Compostela (WINDOWS):
Offers an interactive tour of the medieval Pilgrim's Road from France to Santiago de Compostela. It presents a series of medieval texts relating to the pilgrimage to the shrine of, and cult of St. James, including the 12th-century Codex Calixtinus, now in the library of the cathedral of Santiago, as well as descriptions and excerpts from travelers in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Ruskin. The Works of John Ruskin. (WINDOWS):
A CD-ROM containing all thirty-nine volumes of the celebrated "Library Edition" of the Works of John Ruskin (1903-1912) edited by E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. The disk includes over nine million words in length and more than two thousand digitized images. The database is completely searchable and incorporates a number of advanced search operators (including searches by concept, adjacency, boolean terms, and wildcard operators).

SGML Tutorial (WINDOWS):
A dynatext (variant of hypertext representation) electronic tutorial that introduces you to the principles of a programming language commonly used for encoding and publishing electronically academic and literary texts.

Schiller, Friedrich. Kabale und Liebe. (WINDOWS)*:
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 15). Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805): leading German dramatist, poet, and literary theorist.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Schiller, Friedrich. Die Räuber. (WINDOWS):
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 29).
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Schiller, Friedrich. Wilhelm Tell . (WINDOWS):
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 8).
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Storm, Theodor. Der Schimmelreiter. (WINDOWS)*
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 9). Theodor Storm (1817-1888): poet and novelist who is an outstanding representative of German poetic Realism, which had as its aim the portrayal of the positive values of everyday life.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

Tasso, Torquato. Tutte le Opere.(WINDOWS)*
One of the CD-ROMs from the Archivio Italiano group published in electronic form by Lexis Progetti Editoriali. This resource allows for searching and viewing the complete works of the Italian writer who is most representative of the spirit of the second half of the 16th century. The database is accompanied by a documentary apparatus by G.B. Manso to allow better understanding of the epistles and biography of Tasso.
The website for the producers of the software LEXIS Progetti Editoriali
The QuickGuide for the Archivio Italiano DBT

Margaret Thatcher: Complete Public Statements 1945-1990. (WINDOWS)*
A collection of every public statement made by Margaret Thatcher, British politician and prime minister from 1979 to 1990. The full text of speeches, broadcasts, press conferences, interviews and articles can be searched and material sorted by date or period, by category of statement, and by the incidence of particular names or words. Published by Oxford University Press in association with Chesham Place Associates.
Oxford University Press web site

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae - TLG. (WINDOWS):
Contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, plus historiographical, lexicographic, and scholiastic texts from the period between 600 and 1453. This canon amounts to approximately 69 million words of text.
TLG Classical Workplace QuickGuide
Classical Studies Materials at LETRS QuickGuide

Tucholsky: Werke, Briefe, Materialien (Windows):
Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935): German antifascist journalistand satirist. This fully searchable and well-indexed CD-ROM includes the complete works of Tucholsky as collected by Mary Gerold-Tucholsky and Fritz Raddatz, as well as selected l etters dating from 1913-1935, selected photographs, and a biography with timeline and bibliography by Michael Hepp.

Unreal City: A Hypertext Companion to T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" (MAC):
A work of criticism that utilizes the multiple links of the hypertext method of representation to explore the multiple meanings of Eliot's poem and its relevance to the modern reader. Includes Eliot's Selected Poems.

Vesalius, Andreas: De Humani Corporis Fabrica. (WINDOWS):
Andreas Vesalius (1514-64), Belgian physician and anatomist. In this seven volume Latin work, published in 1543, Vesalius made known his extensive konwledge on the anatomy of the human body. The publication of his learning, based primarily on the dissection of human cadavers (an ethically touchy subject during the Renaissance) is accompanied by 171 woodcuts said to be made by a follower of Titian. This resource also includes a commentary by Harvard Professor of History, Catherine Park.

Victory Garden. By Stuart Moulhrop. (MAC):
An interactive reading experience that utilizes the hypertext technique to give the reader the maximum opportunity for a different reading every single time. Options available for saving individual readings.

Voltaire Électronique. (WINDOWS):
Represents, in electronic form, all of the volumes so far published in the Voltaire Foundation's printed edition of the Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire including all critical apparatus, notes, variants, and introductions.

Wedekind, Frank. Frühlings Erwachen. (WINDOWS)*:
One of the CD-ROMs of the RECLAM electronic database for German literature (CD number 10). Frank Wedekind (1864-1918): German actor and dramatist and a direct forebear of the modern Theatre of the Absurd.
More information on the Reclam collection from the software agents.
The Reclam databases QuickGuide

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