Early Modern Literature and Culture

EMLAC is equipped with an internationally outstanding range of primary research resources and materials held in Fisher Library at the University of Sydney:

  • an extraordinary Rare Book and Special Collections library including: extensive holdings of original manuscripts to 1603; the Chadwick Collection (Norse, Celtic and Medieval studies material and facsimiles; and the Macdonald Collection (10,000 items: the most important collection of 16th-18th century literature in Australia);
  • Patrologia Latina Database (complete electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina 1844-1855, 1862-1865);
  • Digital Image Collections (including Decretals of Gregory IX c.1220-1250; Officium tenebrae, a Salamancan choir book c. 1582; Book of Hours illustrations and annotations, selected folios);
  • EEBO (Early English Books Online);
  • LEME: Lexicons of Early Modern English (full subscriber access);
  • English Poetry and Prose and Verse Drama Text Databases;
  • Early American Imprints (1639-1800) database
  • Oxford Reference Online (over 1 million entries across 25 subject areas, including over 130 dictionaries);
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online (Folger Shakespeare Library, 2006);
  • First Line Index of Manuscript Poetry in the Folger Shakespeare Library (3 reels microfilm);
  • Renaissance Commonplace Books from the Huntington Library (4 reels microfilm);
  • Brown University Women Writers Project (Women Writers Online);
  • Orinda: The Literary Manuscripts of Katherine Philips (1631-1664) (4 reels microfilm);
  • Gloucester Port Books Database 1575-1765 (CD-ROM);
  • Emblem Books 1571-1775 (354 European emblem books in 2140 microfiches);
  • Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance (an electronic full text database of art and architecture treatises from 1470-1775);
  • Music Manuscripts 1500-1793 from the National Library of Scotland (14 reels microfilm);
  • ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online);
  • Eighteenth Century Journals from the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library Oxford (20 reels microfilm);
  • A Woman's View of Drama 1790-1830: The Diaries of Anna Margaretta Larpent from the Huntington Library (9 reels microfilm);
  • Women Advising Women: Advice Books, Manuals and Journals for Women, 1450-1837 Parts 1-3 (Journals c.1700-1832 from the Bodleian Library, 17 reels;
  • Advice Books, Manuals, Almanacs and Journals c.1625-1837 from the Bodleian Library, 20 reels; The Lady's Magazine 1770-1800, 15 reels);
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography;
  • Oxford English Dictonary Online;
  • Editions and Adaptions of Shakespeare Full Text Database.

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