Text and Corpus Projects

Below are some WordCruncher projects in support of faculty research and teaching. For a complete list, run WordCruncher and go to the Bookstore.

Some materials are restricted to authorized BYU faculty researchers. To request authorization, send an email to wordcruncher@byu.edu explaining what materials you are interested in and your position at BYU.

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Language and Literature

Riverside Shakespeare corpus

Emily Dickinson’s Poems and Letters

Webster’s 1844 English Dictionary

Collation of Book of Mormon Variants

Early English Books Online (EEBO) corpus

Popol Vuh: Sacred Book of the Maya

John Milton’s Prose and Poems

Les Misérables

Kant, Gadamer, Hegel, and Levinas

Faust and other German texts

30+ Foreign Language Scriptures


American History

Constitution Papers corpus


Religious Studies

Scripture Study

Voices in the Book of Mormon

LDS Scriptures

English Parallel Bible

Webster’s 1844 English Dictionary

Joseph Smith Translation Electronic Library (JSTEL)

English Bible Collections

LDS Institute Scripture Manuals

1830 Book of Mormon, eds. Royal Skousen, Stanford Carmack (Text is a digital reprint with notes.)

Harmonizing Isaiah, by Don Parry

Poetic Parallelisms in the Book of Mormon, by Don Parry. (Text is reformatted to show parallelisms.)

Doctrine and Covenants Commentary, by Smith & Sjodahl

Book of Mormon Commentary, by Smith & Sjodahl

Handbook of Bible Manners and Customs, by James Freeman


LDS corpora

General Conference

Teachings of Presidents of the Church

Early LDS Periodicals corpus

Lectures on Faith authorship corpora

Maxwell Institute (MI) books

Hugh Nibley corpus

Religious Studies Center (RSC) books

Documentary History of the Church (HC or DHC)

Comprehensive History of the Church (CHC)

History of Joseph Smith, by Lucy Mack Smith

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (TPJS)

Discourses of Brigham Young

Life and Writings of John Taylor (Biography and 4 books)

Life and Writings of Wilford Woodruff (Biography, Leaves, Discourses)

Religious Writings of James E. Talmage (Jesus the Christ, Articles of Faith, Great Apostasy, House of the Lord, and others)

Faith Promoting Series for LDS Youth


Other writings or collections

Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library (DSSEL)

Early Christian Fathers (ANF, NPNF1, NPNF2)

Writings of Josephus (Ant, Wars, Life of, Against Apion)

Legends of the Jews, by Louis Ginzberg (4 vols.)

Creeds of Christendom, by Philip Schaff (3 vols.)

Influence of Greek Ideas and Usages upon the Christian Church, by Edwin Hatch

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, by Alfred Edersheim

The Temple, by Alfred Edersheim

Sketches of Jewish Social Life, by Alfred Edersheim

Life of Christ, by Frederic Farrar

Hebrew Law in Biblical Times, by Ze'ev Falk

Glory of God is Intelligence, by Jacob Neusner