See Appendix 1 for the recommended TEI header.
TYPE OF TAG VARIABLE NAME SAMPLE VALUE abbreviated source source 3RB3.155 ascription ascribedby John Griffiths author's gender gender m author's name author Sir Philip Sidney birth and death lifedates 1564-1616 book title title Defense of Poesie copy no. in edition copyno 564 date of composition datecomp ca. 1579-80 date of publication datepub 1595 e-text publ. date edate March 1994 e-text editor eeditor T. R. Wooldridge e-text publ. place eplacepub CCH. Toronto e-text series eseries RET2 genre genre tragedy IMEV No. IMEV 148 library library British Library period period Renaissance publ. place placepub London printer's name printer T. Creed publisher's name publisher William Ponsonby shelfmark shelfmark C.57.b.38 short-title stitle DP source publ. date sourcedatepub 1965 source edition title sourcetitle Tottel's Miscellany source editor sourceeditor Hyder Edward Rollins source library sourcelibrary Fisher Library source publ. place sourceplacepub Cambridge, MA source printer sourceprinter Wynken de Worde source publisher sourcepub Harvard University Press source shelfmark sourceshelfmark stc STC No. STC 22535 Wing No. Wing B 4357Note that some of these tags may appear to be used later in the text. For example, you might find Shakespeare quoted in a Ben Jonson's Timber, but quotations are not the same as text. See <qauthor> under feature tags below.
The STC tag is a number in A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad 1475-1640, and the Wing tag a number in its successor. The IMEV tag is a number in Carleton Brown and Rossell H. Robbins, The Index of Middle English Verse (1943), supplemented by Rossell H. Robbins and John L. Cutler (1965).