“How to”: Digital Archives


Welcome to “How To”: Digital Archives!

Digital research involves hundreds of thousands of texts, but we can navigate through centuries of writing with quick online searches. Databases like Early English Books Online, the Folger Shakespeare Library, English Broadside Ballad Archive, Project Gutenberg, the Map of Early Modern London, and Internet Shakespeare Editions make it easier than ever to discover how generations of publishers, writers, and readers all printed, adapted, shared, and interpreted written works. This page instructs on how to use these databases to efficiently analyze digital texts.

Click to download a blank document analysis form so that you can conduct your own research!   Document Analysis Form Digital Archives

Click to download a completed document analysis form to use as an example! → Document Analysis Example

Suggested Databases: 

220px-ThomasNash  To learn how to use EEBO (click image below to visit),  click on Nashe!        Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 1.24.41 PM

william-shakespeare  To learn how to use Folger, click on Shakespeare!       Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 1.26.18 PM

marlowe  To learn how to use EBBA, click on Marlowe!     Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 1.28.45 PM

Ben_Jonson  To learn how to use Project Gutenberg, click on Ben Jonson!                 Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 1.29.41 PM

Edmund_Spenser_oil_painting To learn how to use the MoEML, click on Edmund Spenser!Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 9.38.13 PM

francis_bacon To learn how to use the ISE, click on Francis Bacon! Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 9.42.02 PM




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