Today, as I reflected on Twitter, the digital resource that has been most pivotal to my work is the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. While this was originally a print source, the online iteration makes my research possible. Today I have been researching a late-seventeenth century woman who does not have her own entry, but she is mentioned in her father’s, huband’s, and sister’s entries. The full-text search option on the online ODNB makes deeper research possible than with a print version. (It was instrumental in some of my earlier research for an article forthcoming in HLQ.)
But I use a lot of digital resources for my research. I was curating a list for my own personal uses, but about a year ago I decided to “go public” and share my simple site. I add to this list frequently: for instance, last week I added at least four entries based on announcements on the Humanist listserv and hearing about things at the Renaissance Society of America.
For your researching pleasure: