Women Writers Online

Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period.

Women Writers Online

The WWO collection contains more than 375 texts published between 1526 and 1850. It is available by subscription to institutions and individuals.Enter WWO

Licenses and Trials

Everything you need to know about subscribing to WWO, including licenses, free trials, MARC records, title-level URLs, metadata, and more.Read more

Textbase Records and Metadata

Discover the texts and authors in Women Writers Online, find out what we’re working on, and download MARC records for the textbase. Read more


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Women Writers in Context

Scholarly essays, explorations, and provocative starting points. Exhibits in Women Writers in Context create connections across the textbase and help contextualize WWO texts. Read more

Teaching and Learning

Tools and resources specially aimed at teachers and students, including syllabi, suggested assignments, starting points for research. Read more