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Corpus of Electronic Texts
Producer University College Cork (Ireland)
History 1992
Cost Free
Disciplines Irish history and culture
Record depth Index & full-text
Geospatial coverage Ireland
No. of records 1,601 (2016)

The Corpus of Electronic Texts, or CELT, is an online database of contemporary and historical documents relating to Irish history and culture.[1] As of 8 December 2016, CELT contained 1,601 documents, with a total of over 18 million words.[2] In 1992, CELT originated from the ashes of an unsuccessful partnership between University College Cork (UCC/NUI) and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) through a project named CURIA.[3] According to CELT, the database "caters for academic scholars, teachers, students, and the general public, all over the world".[4]


  1. ^ Trinkle, Dennis A.; Merriman, Scott A., eds. (2006), The history highway: a 21st century guide to internet resources (4th ed.), M. E. Sharpe, pp. 82, 227, ISBN 0-7656-1630-0 . See also: About Us, CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, retrieved 15 October 2012 .
  2. ^ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, retrieved 9 March 2017 .
  3. ^ Hutton, Clare; Walsh, Patrick, eds. (2011), The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000, The Oxford History of the Irish Book, 5, Oxford University Press, pp. 473–474, ISBN 978-0-19-924911-4 .
  4. ^ About Us, CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, retrieved 15 October 2012 .

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