In honor of Women’s History Month, a selection of online resources are offering free access for the month of March! They include:
Women Writers Online: A database created from the Brown Women Writers Project, this database contains 320 browsable, TEI-encoded texts by women writers published between 1526 and 1850. Our Library has a subscription, but now everyone can explore the WWO database!
Orlando: This is another rich database of women’s writing throughout history, and it is free to use for the month of March. From the publisher’s blurb:
Orlando is a comprehensive electronic database relating to women’s writing in the British Isles, from the earliest times to present. It offers a wealth of biographical and critical information ton more than 1,250 British women writers (including over 24,000 bibliographical listings), together with related entries on literary and historical events, male writers, and non-British women writers. Orlando also includes entries on living writers, and is updated at regular intervals with new information relation to past and present events.
Contact English and Digital Humanities Librarian Harriett Green to get the login and password for accessing Orlando for free.
Other resources to explore:
British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries (UIUC users only)
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (UIUC users only)
Women and Social Movements in the United States (UIUC users only)