Randy Robertson has generously made available his annotated Index of Books and Pamphlets Censored in the British Isles and British North American between 1641 and 1700. Items are listed chronologically by the date of suppression or questioning. The link above will take you to his account on academia.edu. That page has a link for the Index.
Plans are in the works for Penn State Press to publish the Index but first the massive Word document will have to be transformed into an Excel document to make all of its fields searchable, a summer project. For now, however, he is generously sharing the Index with readers and inviting suggestions directed to him for how it might be made more useful. He hopes to add EEBO links for each item and also a list of relevant secondary sources.
This is the kind of project that suggests how web publishing might be particularly useful to students of book history. In an excellent article published in Studies in Bibliography 56 (2003-4), 140-170, Michael Suarez wonders whether the web might provide a richer medium than a printed volume for a national history of the book because, in part, it is expandable in a way that the printed text is not. More generally, Robert Darnton has long held that web publishing provides opportunities of particular interest to scholars.
It would be interesting to hear from readers how Robertson’s British Index might be used in conjunction with the electronic resources we have been discussing, both in scholarship and in the classroom.