As I work on my dissertation, I am compiling many spreadsheets with information about various sources. On these pages here, you can find my work in progress.
For some types of sources, I’m using the KnightLab Timeline tool. On a Google Sheet, I add bibliographic info about each source, and it plots each text on this timeline. It’s useful for a variety of things. I started doing it just for fun, but it started showing me patterns that were somehow easier to discern in this format than in a chronological list.
For more substantial information about each source, the Timeline tool doesn’t work, so I’m including additional spreadsheets where I have them.