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18th-Century Literature

Selected Bibliographies


English Short Title Catalogue


Cioranescu, Alexandre. Bibliographie de la littérature française du dix-huitième siècle. Paris: Éditions du CNRS, 1969.

Z2172 .C55 (Reference Dept.)


Conlon, Pierre M. Le siècle des lumières. Geneva: Droz, 1983-

Z7128 .E55 C66 1983 (10th floor) 


Goedeke, Karl. Grundrisz zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung aus den Quellen. 2nd ed. Dresden: Ehlermann, [1884-1998]

PT521 .G52 (Reference Dept.)


Klassik Online: Internationale Bibliographie zur deutschen Klassik 1750-1850


VD18: Deutsche Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts


Links to more items in IUCAT


Great Britain -- Imprints

English imprints -- Union lists

Early printed books -- 18th century ... etc.


German literature -- Bibliography

French literature -- 18th century -- Bibliography

French fiction -- 18th century

Enlightenment -- Germany ... etc.


Melancholy -- Early works to 1800 ... etc.


English periodicals -- History

French periodicals -- History -- 18th century

German periodicals -- Bibliography ... etc.


German literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism ... etc.


Electronic Texts, Databases, and Websites (*subscription resources)


Anna Laetitia Barbauld Web Site: Hypertext editions of Barbauld's poetry and prose, together with supporting secondary materials


ARTFL Encyclopédie: Digital version of the encyclopedia of arts and sciences compiled by Diderot and D'Alembert


*ARTFL Project: Project providing access to a large collection of digitized French resources. Unites several subscription and public access full-text databases, many of particular interest to 18th-century researchers.


Biblioteca Italiana: Digital library of literary and cultural texts from the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"


Clandestine E-Texts from the Eighteenth Century: Electronic versions of pre-revolutionary French clandestine philosophical manuscripts


Deutsche Biographie: Digital versions of the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie and Neue Deutsche Biographie, the standard biographical reference works in the German language


Dictionary of Sensibility: Project exploring key terms connected with the cult of Sensibility


*Early American Fiction 1789-1875: Full text of first editions of American novels and short stories by major authors


*Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO): Searchable electronic versions of every book published in Great Britain in the 18th century


*Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Full text of around 100 works of English prose by British writers


*Eighteenth Century Journals: Portal to British periodicals, many of interest to literary researchers


Eighteenth-Century Resources: Links page compiled by Jack Lynch of Rutgers


*Electronic Enlightenment: Online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period


English Broadside Ballad Archive: Page images of early English broadside ballads, based on the collection of Samuel Pepys


*English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC): Union catalog of items printed in English-speaking countries between 1473 and 1800


European Enlightenment: Introductory site on Enlightenment concepts and culture


Gallica: Digital library of the French National Library, providing access to over 900,000 documents


*Grand Corpus des dictionnaires de langue française: Historical dictionaries of the French language, with coverage from the 9th century


Hathi Trust Digital Library: Online digital library of major research materials from several leading North American academic libraries. Some texts are currently only available for searching.


Immanuel Kant: Electronic version of the 'Akademie' edition of Kant's works from the University of Bonn


Internet Library of Early Journals: Selected British journals of the 18th and 19th centuries


Jonathan Swift Archive: Electronic supplement to the printed Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift


NINES: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online: Search engine for peer-reviewed digital objects relating to the long 19th century


Retrospektive Digitalisierung wissenschaftlicher Rezensionsorgane und Literaturzeitschriften des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts aus dem deutschen Sprachraum: Page images from the most important literary and cultural journals of the Enlightenment in the German language 


Romantic Readings of the Gothic: Site devoted to the British Romantics' reception of Gothic literature


Samuel Johnson: Website providing an informal introduction to Johnson's life and works


Spectator Project: Hypermedia research archive devoted to eighteenth-century periodicals, including The Spectator and The Tatler


Streetprint: Revolution and Romanticism: Database of British street literature (popular ballads, chapbooks, political pamphlets, etc.) published between 1790 and 1840


Thomas Gray Archive: From the University of Oxford. Includes primary sources and supporting textual and contextual materials.


Weimarer Goethe Bibliographie Online: Bibliography of Goethe scholarship from 1991 to the present


William Blake Archive: Provides access to some of Blake's major works that are widely dispersed around the world, and which may not be readily accessible owing to their rarity


William Hogarth and 18th-Century Print Culture: Website from Northwestern University Library, providing access to a selection of Hogarth prints


Wörterbuchnetz: Project uniting more than 20 historical dictionaries, mostly pertaining to Germanic Studies


Zedler: Digital version of Johann Heinrich Zedler's huge German-language encyclopedia, originally published between 1731 and 1754


18thConnect: Currently a work in progress, this aims to evolve into a searchable database of peer-reviewed digital objects relating to the 18th century


Societies and Organizations


American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)


Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment: Research center based at the University of Oxford


British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS)


Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Oxford


C18-L: Eighteenth-century listserv. Home page includes some useful links.


Goethe Society of North America


International Gothic Association


International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies


Voltaire Foundation: Research department in the University of Oxford


Links to further resources


Intute: UK-based project (unfortunately no longer maintained) identifying the best web resources for study and research


Voice of the Shuttle: 'Web site for humanities research'


The European Library: Portal providing access to the resources of national libraries from across Europe


Page last updated 10/17/2011 by Catherine Minter



last updated: 10/17/2011