CorpusSearch was designed, implemented, and documented by Philip R. "Pib" Burns of Research Computing Services, Northwestern University.

Paul Schaffner of the University of Michigan's Text Creation Partnership provided the raw text corpora for the TCP texts in SGML format.

Brain Pytlik-Zillig at the University of Nebraska used his Abbot suite to transform the SGML into TEI XML versions.

Martin Mueller, professor emeritus of English and Classics at Northwestern University, was the faculty sponsor of the MorphAdorner project and the Shakespeare His Contemporaries project. Martin provided supporting software and editing of the texts. Several of his students also worked on editing the Early Modern texts in the Shakespeare His Contempories corpus. Much of the editing work was mediated through Craig Berry's Annolex program and later the EarlyPrint Library site. Please see the main EarlyPrint Library site for details on the project and the contributors. You can view the original and modernized versions of the plays at that site.

Jan Niestadt and his collaborators at the Institute for Dutch Lexicology wrote the underlying search engine, BlackLab, which is based upon Apache Lucene.

Burns's MorphAdorner suite performed tokenization, sentence splitting, and morphological adornment of the TEI XML texts. Burns also wrote a BlackLab "plug-in" called CorpusIndexer to create the BlackLab indices for the TEI XML texts.

The Phase1 EEBO texts and the Evans texts are already publicly released. The kind folks at Proquest and the University of Michigan allowed a few TCP plays not yet publicly released to be made available as well as part of this project.