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“END: Early Novels Database.” The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer, n.s. 30.1 (March 2016): 16-19.
Co-editor, Age of Johnson, Special Forum on Electronic Resources and the Future of Eighteenth-Century Studies (introduction, five essays), Age of Johnson. vol. 21 (2012), pp. 255-338.
The History of the Book in the West: A Library of Critical Essays (Vol. III, 1700-1800). Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2010. (Editor, compiler, introducer.)
"Legal Discourse and Novelistic Form" in The Cambridge History of the English Novel, Eds. Robert L. Caserio and Clement Hawes, Cambridge and NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 46-62.
"The Center for the Book and the History of the Book." Libraries and the Cultural Record 45.1 (January 2010): 56-69. Co-authored with Eric Lindquist.
"Exploring Context and Canonicity: Lessons from the ECCO and EEBO Databases." The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 23.3 (Fall/Winter 2009): 4-13.
"The Warwick Lane Network and the Refashioning of 'Atalantis' as a Titular Keyword: Print and Politics in the Age of Queen Anne." Solicited chapter in Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800. Eds. Laura Runge and Pat Rogers. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 163-92.
Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein. Amherst, MA & Washington, DC: University of Massachusetts Press and the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, 2007. Co-edited with Sabrina Alcorn Baron and Eric N. Lindquist. Includes "A Conversation with Elizabeth L. Eisenstein" (Interview), by Baron, Lindquist, and Shevlin (409-420).
"The Titular Claims of Female Surnames in Eighteenth-Century Fiction." Solicited chapter in Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law, eds. Andrew Buck, Margaret Ferguson, and Nancy Wright. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004: 256-278.
"'To Reconcile Book and Title, and Make 'em Kin to One Another': The Evolution of the Title's Contractual Functions." Book History 2 (1999): 42-77.
"The Plots of Early English Novels: Narrative Mappings Rooted in Land and Law." Eighteenth-Century Fiction 11.4 (July 1999): 379-402.
"'Imaginary Productions' and 'Minute Contrivances': Law, Fiction, and Property in Eighteenth-Century England." Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 28 (1999): 131-154.
"The English Short Title Catalogue: Past, Present and Future: A Report on the January 21, 1998 Conference." The East-Central Intelligencer 12.1-2 (April 1998): 10-14.
"Cartographic Refrains and Postcolonial Terrains: Mariama Bâ's Scarlet Song." Modern Fiction Studies 43.4 (Winter 1997): 933-962.
"The Title As a Teaching Tool." SHARP News 6.2 (Spring 1997): 2-4.