in Printed Texts:
Selected Resources for Research in Bibliography
for Locating Journal Literature:
International Bibliography - UW
Indexes critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and
folklore. Provides access to citations from worldwide publications in many languages,
including periodicals, books, essay collections, working papers,
proceedings, dissertations and bibliographies. Coverage dates back to 1925.
- Dissertations and Theses Full Text - UW restricted
A comprehensive index to dissertations and theses from all fields of
study. The full text version includes 2.4 million dissertation and
theses citations from 1861 to present day with more than 1 million full
text dissertations that are available to download in PDF format. Full
text dissertations include most from 1997 with a strong retrospective
collection for older works. Each year more than 60,000 new full text
dissertations and theses are added to the database.
& Information Science Abstracts - UW
Indexes articles from library
and information science journals, with an emphasis on journals published in
the United Kingdom and countries other than the United States. Covers 1969
to the present.
- C19: Nineteenth Century Index -
Indexes British and American publications from the 19th century and includes the electronic equivalent
of Poole's index to periodical literature, The Wellesley index to Victorian periodicals, 1824-1900 and
other sources pertaining to the 19th Century.
Periodicals Series online, 1740-1900 - UW
American Periodicals Series
Online includes full-pages images of more than 1,000 18th, 19th and early
20th century American magazines such as the Liberator, American Monthly Knickerbocker
and Niles' Weekly Register.
Note: There are
many other databases that cover a variety of subject areas. To see a full
list, look under "Research
Databases" on the Libraries' website.
for Locating Books:
The catalog contains over 1.9 million titles (books, journals, newspapers, videos, etc.) held by more
than 20 branches of the UW Libraries.
Useful LCSH to consider: "bibliography;" "manuscripts;" "facsimiles"
WorldCat - UW restricted
A listing of books, journal
subscriptions and other material available in hundreds of major libraries
in the US and abroad.
Early American Imprints, 1639 -1800 - UW
Based on the renowned American
Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to
Evans' American Bibliography, Series I. Evans is the definitive resource for
information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.
English Books Online (EEBO) - UW
Reproduces over 125,000 works
listed in: Pollard & Redgrave's Short-title catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's
Short title catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason tracts (1640-1661), all
in full digital facsimile from the Early English Books microfilm collection.
Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
Contains records for works printed in any language in England or its dependencies from the beginning
of printing through the end of the eighteenth century, as well as works printed
in English anywhere else in the world during that period. Includes the former
Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) and the two print short-title
catalogues covering 1475-1640 (Pollard & Redgrave) and 1641-1700 (Wing).
- ECCO -
Eighteenth Century Collections Online - UW restricted
Includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with
thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800.
E-Text Web Sites:
- Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies (Harner, 2008)
- An Introduction to Bibliographical & Textual Studies (Williams & Abbott, 1999)
- Textual Scholarship: An Introduction
- Theories of the Text (Greetham,
- Scholarly Editing: A Guide to
Research (Greetham, 1995)
- Textual Criticism & Scholarly
Editing (Tanselle, 1990)
- Textual Criticism Since Greg:
A Chronicle, 1950-1985 (Tanselle, 1987)
- A Rationale of Textual Criticism
- Introduction to Bibliography:
Seminar Syllabus (Tanselle, 19th revision, 2002, in Spec.Coll - 16th Revision
in Suz Stx)
- Bibliography & The Sociology
of Texts (McKenzie, 1999)
- A New Introduction to Bibliography
- Book History Reader (Finkelstein & McCleery, 2002)
- Elements of Bibliography (Harmon, 1998)
- British Bibliography & Textual Criticism (Howard-Hill, 1979)
NOTE: Book-length bibliographies on individual authors often provide descriptive information about editions and printings of texts. To locate a bibliography, perform a keyword or subject search on your author and include the term bibliography." Also, if you are interested in browsing the stacks or the reference collection for books on bibliography or other bibliographies, see the LC Classification for Z: http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/classification/lcco/lcco_z.pdf