I'd been missing the old Romance Wiki's bibliography of romance scholarship so I decided to put together a database of romance scholarship. In addition to the basic details about each item I've put in
* tags, so that it's possible to search by topic (albeit some subject areas are huge)
* as many links as possible for each item, to assist in finding it/finding out more about it
* comments about the item (e.g. details about second editions, links to reviews, key quotes if I had the item to hand, particularly if an abstract wasn't readily available online)
The database is here: https://rsdb.vivanco.me.uk/
There's still quite a bit of non-English-language scholarship to be added, and some of the newest items, but I thought I'd share it now since it's fairly big and doesn't have too many gaps in it.
The tagging for books is perhaps a bit less comprehensive than for the articles because re-reading every book thoroughly would have been even more time-consuming than re-reading all the articles to which I had access. So, in many cases, I went with what I remembered, supplemented by what was in the index. And, obviously, if I didn't have access to the item I just had to make guesses about its content on the basis of the title and the abstract (if I had it).
I've added items about Fifty Shades, Twilight and other texts (e.g. Outlander or genres such as chick lit) where there's a clear link made to romance scholarship. I had to draw a line somewhere or it would have been a much, much larger task.
2) Many university presses are making books free online: https://publicbooks.org/public-books-database/
Of particular interest to romance scholars are:
A Natural History of the Romance Novel (Regis) https://muse.jhu.edu/book/3606
Reading the Romance (Radway) https://muse.jhu.edu/book/44052
Thrill of the Chaste (Weaver-Zercher) https://muse.jhu.edu/book/21988