Electronic literary texts
Literature Online (LION)
includes over 300,000 works of English and American drama, poetry and prose, from Beowulf to the late 20th century.
Early English Books Online (EEBO)
A collection of full text images of over 100, 000 book published between 1473 and 1700, of which over 11,500 are fully searchable.
JISC Historic Books (JHB)
Contains over 300,000 historical books published in English or in England before 1800 and 65,000 19th century books from the following historically significant collections:
- Early English Books Online (EEBO)
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
- 19th Century books from the British Library collection (never available before online)
The Corvey Collection
The content of this collection is available in the Arts and Social Studies Library on microfiche. Ask at the ground floor information desk for assistance. See the Cardiff Corvey Project website, and the subsequent Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture 1780-1840 website, for further information.
Electronic Text Centre at the University of Virginia
Access to around 2,000 English Language resources.
Data Text Archive of reference, fiction and poetry.
On-line Books Page
Access to the texts of over 4,000 books.
Oxford Text Archive
The Archive contains electronic versions of literary works by authors in English, Greek, Latin and a dozen other languages, including unpublished materials. It has over 2,000 titles.
Over 3500 out-of-copyright books available to download free onto e-reader devices or to view on your computer screen.
For further information, please contact the Arts and Social Studies Library.