Shakespeare Association of America

English Broadside Ballad Archive — Online collection of 17th-century English broadside ballads from the University of California Santa Barbara

English Bible Versions: Early Modern Editions — Links to online versions of English language Bibles, including Wycliff versions, Reformation-era versions, and such post-Reformation versions as the Geneva, the Bishops’, and the King James versions

British History Online — Digitized versions of the Calendar of the Close Rolls, the Calendar of State Papers, and the Journals of the Houses of Parliament

Early Modern English Drama Online — Digitized texts of early modern drama and select secondary criticism

Early Modern Literary Studies Journal — Online journal and links to primary sources

English Short Title Catalogue — Searchable database containing vital information about texts published between 1473 and 1800

The Holinshed Project — Online versions of the 1577 and 1587 editions of Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection — The homepage for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s collection of 80,000 images of books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, and art

The Book of Common Prayer — Digital versions of the Book of Common Prayer

Images of Early Maps on the Web — Links to contemporary maps of London and England

Reference Sites for Working with Rare Books — American Library Association’s directory of web resources for librarians and cataloguers

Lexicons of Early Modern English Database — Searchable database of dictionaries including Thomas Cooper’s Thesaurus Linguae Romanae et Britannicae, John Florio’s A World of Words, and later dictionaries

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank — Exchange rates for medieval and early modern European currencies

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads — Searchable database of broadside ballads from the Bodleian Library

Early Stuart Libels Database — Web-based edition of libelous poems hosted by the Early Modern Literary Studies journal

The Philological Museum — Site devoted to Humanistic Letters, principally British,
published by The Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham

British Printed Images to 1700 — Online library of prints and book illustrations to 1700

Early Music Online — Royal Halloway’s library of over 320 volumes of 16th-century anthologies of printed music, from holdings at the British Library

Ovid Illustrated — Translated versions of European and English versions of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible — Website dedicated to the creation and afterlife of the King James Bible

The Gough Map of Great Britain — Searchable map of one of the earliest maps of Britain, named for its 18th-century owner, Richard Gough

The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML) — Searchable map and encyclopedia of places in the “Agas map,” a bird’s-eye view of London first printed in about 1561

John Speed’s Proof Maps — Cambridge University Library’s digitized set of the proof maps prepared for John Speed’s Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611-12)

Shakespeare Bulletin Records, 1982-2003 — Lafayette College’s online archives of the Shakespeare Bulletin during the time it was edited at the College (1982-2003)

William Whitaker’s Words — University of Notre Dame’s searchable version of William Whitaker’s Latin-English dictionary

Early Modern Resources — Gateway site for students of the early modern period, listing resources that are free to access

English Paleography Tutorial — The National Archives’ practical online tutorial of reading early modern handwriting

Luminarium – Gateway to Early Modern Literature — Online anthology of early modern literature

Emblem Books

Emblem Project Utrecht —  Collection of Dutch love emblems of the seventeenth century

Glasgow Emblem Site — Glasgow University Library’s online catalogue of the Stirling Maxwell Collection of Emblem Books, the largest collection in the world

Penn State English Emblem Archive — Penn State Library’s collection of emblem books

Emblematic Online — Resources for emblem studies