Links

Here are some links I frequently use and/or find myself directing people to, culled from my bookmarks and auto-completes on my browser. I hope they’re useful! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if any of them have gone down or changed URLs.

1 Using & Interrogating (Historical) Corpora
Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary http://historicalthesaurus.arts.gla.ac.uk/
Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/
Middle English Dictionary Online http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/
VARD 2, spelling normalisation software for Early Modern texts http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/vard/about/
Ubiqu+ity (Docuscope Online) http://vep.cs.wisc.edu/ubiq/
Serendip+ity (Visualizing Topic Models) http://vep.cs.wisc.edu/serendip/
Various readings & resources for early modernists & beyond from Early Modern Digital Agendas 2013 http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Digital_humanities_readings_and_resources
Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English, VARIENG OA e-series http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/about.html
Oxford Text Archive http://ota.ox.ac.uk/catalogue/index.html
Corpus Research Database, University of Helsinki http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/CoRD/corpora/index.html

2 Ways of Accessing EEBO(TCP) (See my devoted blogpost about ways of accessing EEBOTCP)
Text Creation Partnership http://www.textcreationpartnership.org/
The History of Early English Books Online http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/History_of_Early_English_Books_Online
Using Early English Books Online http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Using_Early_English_Books_Online
EEBO-TCP documentation http://www.textcreationpartnership.org/docs/
EEBO-TCP Tagging Cheatsheet: Alphabetical list of tags with brief descriptions http://www.textcreationpartnership.org/docs/dox/cheat.html
Text Creation Partnership Character Entity List http://www.textcreationpartnership.org/docs/code/charmap.htm

Early English Books Online (EEBO): JISC historical books interface (UK, paywall, free access at the British Library Reading Room) http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk/
Early English Books Online (EEBO): Chadwyck-Healey interface (outside UK, paywall) http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home
Internet Archive Early European Books https://archive.org/details/early-european-books
The Dutch National Library has off-site access, including full EEB (European books), ECCO (18C), TEMPO (pamphlets), for members, 15€/yr. Register online: inschrijven.kb.nl/index.php

EEBO-TCP Texts on Github (downloadable) https://github.com/textcreationpartnership/Texts
UMichigan TCP repository https://umich.app.box.com/s/nfdp6hz228qtbl2hwhhb/
UMichigan EEBO-TCP full text search http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebogroup/
University of Oxford Text Archive TCP full text search http://ota.ox.ac.uk/tcp/
Mirror of ECCO-TCP (18thC, via eMOPhttps://github.com/Early-Modern-OCR/TCP-ECCO-texts

EEBO-TCP Ngram reader, concordancer & text counts http://earlyprint.wustl.edu/
CQPWeb EEBO-TCP, phase I (and many others) https://cqpweb.lancs.ac.uk/
(Video guide to CQPWeb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf1KxLOI8z8&list=PL2XtJIhhrHNTxjyZ5VSKUr0-4EuzJJDbe)
BYU Corpora front end to EEBO-TCP (*not completely full text but will be soon*) http://corpus.byu.edu/eebo

English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) http://estc.bl.uk/
Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) http://www.ustc.ac.uk/
A database of early modern printers & sellers culled from the eMOP source documents https://github.com/Early-Modern-OCR/ImprintDB
Items in the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), via Hathitrust http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis;c=247770968
LUNA, Folger Library Digital Image Collection http://luna.folger.edu/
The Folger Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama http://digitalanthology.folger.edu/

Sarah Werner’s compendium of resources, incl digitised early books http://sarahwerner.net/blog/a-compendium-of-resources/
Laura Estill’s Digital Renaissance wiki page covers online book catalogues, digitised facsimiles, early modern playtexts online, print and book history, etc http://digitalrenaissance.pbworks.com/w/page/54277828/EarlyModernDigitalResources
(see also her very thorough guide to manuscripts online http://manuscriptresearch.pbworks.com/w/page/48026041/FrontPage)
Claire M. L. Bourne’s Early Modern Plays on Stage & Page resource list: http://www.ofpilcrows.com/resources-early-modern-plays-page-and-stage

Large Digital Libraries of Pre-1800 Printed Books in Western Languages http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/6107864/
The University of Toronto has a large number of Continental Renaissance text-searchable books online http://link.library.utoronto.ca/booksonline/
30+ digitised STC titles at Penn (free to use, from their collection) http://franklin.library.upenn.edu/search.html?filter.library_facet.val=Rare%20Book%20and%20Manuscript%20Library&q=STC%20collection%20%22sceti%22&sort=publication_date_sort%20asc,%20title_sort%20asc

UCSB Broadside Ballads Archive http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/
Broadside Ballads Online http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

Old Bailey Corpus Online http://www1.uni-giessen.de/oldbaileycorpus/index.html (Also available on github: https://github.com/magnusnissel/oldbaileycorpus; use the OBC interface to query https://github.com/magnusnissel/obc-interface)

3 Shakespeare and other early modern plays online
WordHoard (Shakespeare’s corpus, highly annotated, queryable) http://wordhoard.northwestern.edu/userman/index.html
Open Source Shakespeare http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/
Folger Digital Texts http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/
Folger Digital Texts API http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/api
Folger Digital Texts Character Chart (Hamlet; others available) http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/ham/Charchart
Folger Digital Texts Witness Scripts (Hamlet; others available) http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/witScript/ham/
Database of Early English Playbooks http://deep.sas.upenn.edu/
Shakespeare His Contemporaries (Mueller, 2015) https://github.com/martinmueller39/shc
VEP Corpus of Early Modern Drama (metadata) http://winedarksea.org/?p=2206
A Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama (Folger Shakespeare Library, in progress) http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/A_Digital_Anthology_of_Early_Modern_English_Drama

4 Corpus query tools (more on using corpora here)
AntConc (concordance software) http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/software.html#antconc
BYU Corpora http://corpus.byu.edu
CQPWeb https://cqpweb.lancs.ac.uk/
(Video guide to CQPWeb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf1KxLOI8z8&list=PL2XtJIhhrHNTxjyZ5VSKUr0-4EuzJJDbe)
Linguistic Data Consortium https://www.ldc.upenn.edu/
Regular Expression Cheatsheets http://www.rexegg.com/regex-quickstart.html, http://www.cheatography.com/davechild/cheat-sheets/regular-expressions/
Log-likelihood calculator http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/llwizard.html
Natural Language Processing Toolkit http://www.nltk.org/
ggplot2 documentation http://docs.ggplot2.org/current/

5 Mailing lists I like & follow
Corpora-list http://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/
The Historical Sociolinguistics Network http://www.bris.ac.uk/german/hison/
Historical Corpora List https://listserv.manchester.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa?A0=HISTORICAL-CORPORA
London Renaissance Seminar http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/our-research/research_seminars/lrs
Mimas Zetoc (publication aggregator) http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/
Metafoundry https://tinyletter.com/metafoundry
6 https://tinyletter.com/vruba

6 Blogroll
Language Log http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/
Strong Language http://stronglang.wordpress.com
The Many-headed Monster (Social history in Early Modern England) https://manyheadedmonster.wordpress.com/
Wine Dark Sea (Visualising English Print blog) http://winedarksea.org/
Scalable Reading (Martin Mueller’s blog): https://scalablereading.northwestern.edu/
Texture: Text n Tech (Anupam Basu’s blog) http://abasu.net
Early Modern Notes (Sharon Howard’s blog) https://earlymodernnotes.wordpress.com/
In The Medieval Middle http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/
Blogroll of active Early Modern blogs http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/blogs
Bibliographies for various topics concerning gender & sexuality https://gendersociety.wordpress.com/g-s-in-the-classroom/

7 Web voices I read regularly
Medium/The Message http://medium.com/message
Medium/Backchannel http://medium.com/backchannel
The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/
Digg.com Front Page http://digg.com/
The Verge http://www.theverge.com/
People I follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/heatherfro/following

8 Other resources
500+ women who code, a twitter list
300+ women in data science, another twitter list
A list of women in data visualisation http://stephanieevergreen.com/females-in-dataviz
Word frequency lists in Old English http://www.oldenglishaerobics.net/497_words_A4.pdf
BBC script library http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts

heather froehlich // last updated 6 Feb 2017

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