The Melville Society Website of the organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of the nineteenth-century American author Herman Melville
The Melville Electronic Library is projected to be the first born-digital online resource for Melville studies, texts, research, and teaching.
Melville’s Marginalia Online hosts an “Online Catalog” of books and publications Melville is known to have owned and borrowed over the course of his reading life. It also documents the growing number and locations of surviving books autographed, marked, and annotated in Melville’s hand.
Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies published by Johns Hopkins Press.
Melville Society Extracts The publication of the Melville Society from 1969 until 2005 when it was incorporated by Leviathan. Includes valuable scholarship as well as reviews, abstracts, and news.
Arrowhead The Pittsfield, Massachusetts house where Melville wrote Moby-Dick, among other works. Owned and operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society.
Melville Memorial Room at the Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
A large (physical) archive of research source material and Melville family memorabilia, housed in the public library of the town where Melville wrote Moby-Dick, among other works.
Online Editions of Moby-Dick
First American edition of Moby-Dick (1851) (large pdf)
Electronic Text from the University of Virginia’s Etext Library
Project Gutenberg full text available for download
Moby-Diction Search Engine a helpful way to locate words and quotations with word frequency graph
Helpful Teaching Resources
Online Resources for Moby-Dick and American Whaling, Pedagogy and American Literary Studies