a. Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (Rob Melton, Literature/Humanities Bibliographer, UCSD)

Access is now available to all ten UC campuses for the full-text resource “Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period,” published by Alexander Street Press.  This collection contains more than sixty volumes of lyric poetry written between 1789 and 1832 by fifty-one Scottish women.  The majority of the texts were not previously owned in either printed or microform format by any UC library.

The texts are fully indexed and searchable.  In addition, the database contains biographical, critical, and contextual information for each poet.

The archive was co-edited by UC’s own Nancy Kushigian, English Literature Librarian at Davis, and Stephen Behrendt, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.  Many of the printed copies used in the digitization project are in UCD’s Kohler Collection of British Poetry (see http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/English/BWRP/Kohler.htm).

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period is accessible at the following URL: http://www.alexanderstreet2.com/SWRPLive/.  Rob Melton, Literature/Humanities Bibliographer at UCSD, represented the UC Literature Bibliographers Group in negotiating the acquisition.