1. Collected references to institutions from the Veritable Records of the Ming Dynasty, contributed by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite. Word document. 《明实录》典制史料辑引
2. Ming History: An Introductory Guide to Research, by Edward L. Farmer, Romeyn Taylor, and Ann Waltner, with the assistance of Jiang Yonglin. Link to full downloadable text through the Society for Ming Studies site at the University of British Columbia.
3. Lynn Struve, The Ming-Qing Conflict, 1619-1683: A Historiography and Source Guide, slightly amended and supplemented, is now available here by kind consent of the Association for Asian Studies and Professor Struve.
4. MAHLOV: Ming Articles on History in Less-Obvious Venues. Meant mainly for articles on Ming History not in Asian Studies journals and originally designed to find assignable articles for undergraduate classes. Tell me about additions at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a Zotero bibliography group you can request permission to join here (Bruce Rusk is in charge of the group).
5. A wonderful resource for the Classics and other key works, including some Ming texts, is the Chinese Text Project run by Donald Sturgeon. The Chinese Text Project also hosts the Late Imperial Primer Literacy Sieve (look under “tools”) created by Joshua Day and Sarah Schneewind. Brent Ho and Hilde de Weerdt have created an online version of the Sieve, available here.
6. The Choson Veritable Records can be useful for Ming history. They and other materials on pre-modern Korean history are available through the Gateway to Premodern Korean Studies.
7. You can search and read the Veritable Records on line. Just click on Ming Veritable Records, put in your search term, and hit the closest button to the search field.