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