Women Writers Online Licensing and Access

About Women Writers Online

Women Writers Online is a wide-ranging and richly diverse collection of women’s writing in English from the pre-Victorian period. It brings together more than 300 works that illuminate a broad cross-section of women’s literate culture between 1450 and 1850, including political, philosophical, and scientific writing as well as religious material, poetry, drama, fiction, and a huge variety of texts that challenge traditional genre categorization. The collection is rigorously transcribed and encoded in TEI/XML, and is presented through an interface that emphasizes exploration, analysis, and new modes of digital research.

Accompanying the texts are a wealth of contextual essays, sample syllabi and suggested assignments, and experimental tools for exploration and visualization. As a tool for teaching and researching women’s writing, WWO is unparalleled in its focus and richness.

Women Writers Online is available by institutional and individual subscription. Our subscribers include major research universities, liberal arts colleges, and research centers and libraries from around the world.

Free Trials

We offer a free one-month trial subscription for anyone who is curious about the Women Writers Online collection. We are usually able to start a trial within a few days of the request. To arrange a trial, please contact us at wwp@neu.edu or call 617-373-4435. Individuals requesting trial access should include their name, address, institutional affiliation (if applicable), and a password. Institutional requests should include a list of IP addresses.

Institutional licenses

During fall 2013, the WWP is in the process of moving to Northeastern University, and our license agreement is being updated to reflect this transition. For informational purposes, you can see a copy of our previous institutional license. An updated version will be available shortly. Our pricing schedule is also available and will not be affected by the move.

If you are interested in purchasing a license, or for more information, please contact the project at wwp@neu.edu, or call the WWP at 617-373-4435.

Individual licenses

As noted above, during fall 2013 the WWP is in the process of moving to Northeastern University, and our license agreement is being updated to reflect this transition. For informational purposes, you can see a copy of our previous individual license. An updated version will be available shortly. Individual subscriptions are now $50 per year; we also offer a discounted student rate of $25 per year.

Individual subscribers who have problems with access (for example, a password that does not seem to work) can get help by sending email to wwp@neu.edu.