CERES, the Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service, was started in October 1996 in response to the developing importance of electronic media in literary research. Aimed at those working in the area of English Renaissance literature and its environs, it offered its members a Starter Guide.
DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks allows scholars and students to investigate the publishing, printing, and marketing of English Renaissance drama in ways not possible using any other print or electronic resource.
More than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473-1700 that have been released into the public domain. An anticipated 40,000 additional texts are planned for release into the public domain by the end of the decade. The texts represent a significant portion of the estimated total output of English-language work published during the first two centuries of printing.
The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800; these were mainly written in English, and were published primarily in the British Isles and North America.
This collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford, the British Library, the Shakespeare Birth Trust, and the National Archives, which was convened by the Folger Shakespeare Library, is perhaps the largest collection of primary-source materials related to William Shakespeare. The exhibit concentrates its considerable erudition on documents contemporary to Shakespeare's life and times.
The Bodleian Libraries are marking Shakespeare’s birthday on 23 April by publishing online the digitized copy of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, dating to c.1623, also known as the First Folio. The copy can be viewed online free of charge.
This site "maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London. You will see many of the theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time, and learn about the history and culture of the city in which he lived and worked."