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An Introduction to XML and TEI

This guide provides an introduction to XML and the Text Encoding Initiative.


What is XML?  How do I apply TEI to texts?  What do I use to work on XML?  If these questions have been plaguing you, look no further! This is a guide to XML and how to use the Oxygen XML Editor to create and edit XML documents. 







If you have questions after reading this guide, please contact Dan Tracy (, head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing. 

For assistance with XML or other digital humanities tools and resources, don't hesitate to contact the Scholarly Commons staff by email ( or call 217-244-1331. For more information, visit the Scholarly Commons.