Major Online Text Collections by Subject

An increasing number of source texts of interest to researchers are becoming available in electronic format at various sites on the internet. Links to a number of these sites, organized according to language and/or subject (some sites are listed under more than one heading) are provided below. There are also references to specific texts, in particular for unusual languages and unusual texts. Users hoping to make use of them for any type of text analysis should be aware, however, that such public-domain texts may vary widely not only in format, but in quality and reliability as well.

You may also wish to consult the list of major online text collections by language.

Manuscript Studies

Medieval Studies


  • EServer: Philosophy
    This collection contains canonical philosophic texts and links to scholarly philosophic organizations.
  • William Ockham, Dialogus
    Latin and English texts, under the auspices of the British Academy edited by John Kilcullen and John Scott for the series Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi.


Women and Gender Studies

  • A Celebration of Women Writers
    A list of Women Writers with links to available texts on the net.
  • Diotima
    Materials for the study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World.
  • EServer: Gender and Sexuality
    Publishes texts which address gender studies and queer studies, with a particular focus upon discussions of sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality in cultural practices.
  • Globale Fraueninformation
    Links to many women's studies sites around the world.