Online resources

Useful websites and online resources for researching and studying early modern and reformation history.

Sources, documents and texts

Archive.org - downloadable pdf copies of out of print books, including volumes such as the Parker Society, REED, Visitation Articles and Injunctions of the Reformation, etc etc.

Biblegateway - searchable editions of the bible include the Wycliffe NT, the Authorised (King James) Version, the Vulgate, and scores of other editions in dozens of different languages.

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads - over 30,000 ballads, ranging from the C16th to the C20th.

British History Online - digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles

Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent

CCEd - Clergy of the Church of England Database

Christian Classics Ethereal Library - large array of reformation-era texts available in full text.

Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts - full text editions of religious texts from the reformation and post-reformation eras, brought together in a single fully-searchable database.

Earls Colne, Essex: Records of an English Village, 1375-1854

English Broadside Ballad Archive - contains more than 50% of extant C17th ballads.

John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online

Hanover Internet Archive of Texts and Documents - index to a wide range of key reformation documents online.

History Data Service - guide to a wide range of electronic data resources, principally in British social history.

H-Net - broad-based service for research in the humanities and social sciences.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

ITER - gateway to the middle ages and renaissance.

Project Gutenberg

Shakespeare Institute Virtual Manuscript Room - nineteenth- and twentith-century manuscripts, film scripts and theatrical prompt books relating to texts and performances of Shakespeare's plays.

Transcriptions of SP/12, State Papers Domestic, Elizabeth I

The Labyrinth - resources for medieval studies.

Virtual Norfolk

Reference, booksellers and bibliographies

Abebooks - international second-hand book database

Alibris - US-based book search site

Bibliophile Bookbase - international network of independent rare and out-of-print book dealers

Brepols Bibliography of British and Irish History - subscriber database of publications relating to the history of the British Isles (formerly the free RHS Bibliography)

English Handwriting 1500-1700: An Online Course

Catholic Encylopedia

Grian Books: Scottish History Pages - Online list of second-hand a rare books for Scottish history

ibooknet - Independent booksellers' network, British-based

JSTOR

L-Ex Libris - French-language booksearch service

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Still Waters Revival Books - Canadian publisher of hard-bound photocopies of out-of-copyright editions of reformation texts

UK BookWorld - British-based site