Library Resources for "Women, Gender, and Enlightenment"
ESTC - English Short Title Catalog: Over 400,000 records for items published anywhere in Great Britain or its colonies or in English anywhere from printing's beginnings (1473) through the eighteenth century. Pre-1700 imprints are available electronically in EEBO (see below). 18th-century imprints not held by our library are readily available via interlibrary loan. If you find the 18th Century Collection microfilm reel number in the ESTC record (near the end of the record), and note it in your ILL request, you'll get the item faster.
Early English Books Online: Digitized version of nearly every book published in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States between 1475-1700. (Page images; searchable full text for a small number of titles.)
ARTFL: Full text collection of French novels, articles, essays, letters and verse from the 17th century to the present. Includes a collection of French women writers, full text and reproductions of the plates of the Encyclopédie and much more. (Searchable--but not easily browsable--text; page images for illustrations only.)
Early American Imprints: Generally known as "Evans"--an immense microfilm collection of works published in North America, 1639-1800. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms Z1215 .E13. (A digital edition is also underway.)
Eighteenth-Century Resources: Collection of web resources put together by an active 18th-century-ist
Women's Language and Experience: Microform collection of diaries and other private writings of British women, 1500-1940. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms HQ1593 .W5795 1994 (Guide available in Microforms).
History of Women: Large microfilm collection of primary sources relating to women's history. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms HQ45. See searchable guide to collection.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries: Collection of British and Irish women's personal writings spanning over 400 years (1500-1900).
North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Searchable full text of letters and diaries of hundreds of North American women, from the 16th century to 1950.
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period: 60 (digitized) volumes of poetry from 47 women poets, predominantly Scottish, of the Romantic period.
Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. London: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications, 1978. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms NE55.L7 A37 1984
Some 18th-century British journals and newspapers available at IUB (see IUCAT for locations):
American Periodicals Series, 18th Century: Collection of American newspapers and magazines on microfilm. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms AP 41. Index to American Periodicals of the 1700s (very basic) shelved on Microforms Reference Shelf (ask at desk). Also available: Index to Early American Periodicals. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms AI3 .I38 (N.B.: this is on microcard. Assorted 18th-century American periodicals, also on microcard, are shelved nearby in AN2.)
Pennsylvania Gazette on CD-ROM: Searchable full text; 1728-1800. Location: IUB Main Library LETRS
Women Writers Online: approximately 200 texts written by women in English from 1400-1850
Complete Works of Jane Austen: electronic editions of Austen's six novels.
Eighteenth Century Fiction: 77 complete works in English prose from the period 1700-1780, by writers from the British Isles.
English Poetry Database: English-language works of British, Irish, Scottish and Welsh poets, from the Anglo-Saxon period through the end of the Nineteenth century.
English Verse Drama Database: works acted on or intended for the stage, which are either wholly or predominantly in verse. Coverage: 1500-1900
Past Master's British Philosophers: about 60 political and philosophical texts from the works eighteenth and nineteenth century English philosophers