Electronic Text Center

The Electronic Text Center (1992-2007), known to many as “Etext,” served the University community’s teaching and research needs in the areas of humanities text encoding for over fifteen years. Many of the resources once available on Etext are now available via VIRGObeta, soon to become the primary access point for all U.Va. Library digital texts and images.

In the course of migrating thousands of texts from Etext to VIRGObeta, it was determined that certain resources were not eligible for inclusion. Many of the texts that were not migrated can be found among other university online text collections, Google Books, and Project Gutenberg. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you and we wish you the best with your research.

Freely available online versions of the First Folio of Shakespeare, include:

From the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria (facsimile and searchable transcription)
From the Folger Library (facsimile only)
From the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University (facsimile only)
For online versions of the Shakespeare Quartos, please visit the Shakespeare Quartos Archive
For individuals who are associated with the University of Virginia and who have a UVa-Anywhere account, you may wish to connect to Early English Books Online

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