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 350 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

For institutional subscribers, a copy of our institutional license and our pricing schedule are available.

To purchase a license, please print a copy of the license agreement, fill it out, sign it, and send it to:

Women Writers Project
Snell 213, Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

The WWP also offers licensing through the Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU); pricing is unaffected by license type. See here for Frequently Asked Questions about subscribing to WWO through SERU.

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. We can accept payment by check, wire transfer, or credit card

Individual licenses

Individual subscriptions are $50 per year; we also offer a discounted student rate of $25 per year. To purchase an individual license, please contact us at wwp@neu.edu. We can accept payments by check or credit card.

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.

For more information

Please see this page for more information on the texts we have published, forthcoming titles, and textual metadata. We have information for librarians and technical staff, including details on our MARC records and on configuring proxy access, here. Our statement of editorial principles is here. Our accessibility statement and VPAT can be found here.