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Looking for a particular title or author? Best starting place is the Online Books Page, John Mark Ockerbloom's index to full-texts on the Web with links to more than 30,000 books in various formats.
- ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle - Over 288 searchable French e-texts, ranging from Balzac to Zola, listed alphabetically by author and title.
- Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia. The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Imaging Center for Collections creates digital images of specimens of all kinds from the museum collections (flora and fauna), as well as books and manuscripts from the library and archives collections. There is a list of digitized collections.
- African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - "Collection of electronic texts has been assembled from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, focusing on the writers who founded the African American women's literary tradition."
- Alex Catalog of Electronic Texts - "Collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy" assembled by librarian Eric Lease Morgan. Browse by author, title and date. You can search content of a single text or multiple documents simultaneously.
- Al-Islam - Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project. (See site Review by Sumaiya Hamdani, George Mason University.
- Amedeo Group - Makes available free state-of-the-art medical information. FreeBooks4Doctors, funded by Bernd Sebastian Kamps, offers full-text access to 600 books browsable by specialty and title. There are books in English, French, German, Spanish and Other Languages. Amedeo: the Medical Literature Guide is a free service for healthcare professionals consisting of a searchable database of medical journal abstracts and Free Medical Journals provides access to medical journals free and in full-text.
- American Archives: Documents of the American Revolution, 1774-1776 - Nine volumes of pamphlets, booklets, newspaper articles and proceedings published by Peter Force in 1837. The full-text is searchable and there is a Tables of Contents page. (Northern Illinois University Libraries)
- American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement - Funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services and by private donors, American Journeys is a collaborative project of the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day. For example, the text of The Voyage Made by M. John Hawkins Esquire, 1565 is available, and fully searchable, along with historical background, map, and information on how to cite the document.
- American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library - Library of Congress site has a Collection Finder organized by topic, format, time and place.
- American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920) - Library of Congress collection "comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations and opinions about American peoples, places, and society from about 1750 to 1920. Also included is the thirty-two-volume set of manuscript sources entitled Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, published between 1904 and 1907 after diligent compilation by the distinguished historian and secretary of the Wisconsin Historical Society Reuben Gold Thwaites." A subaltern's furlough; descriptive of scenes in various parts of the United States, upper and lower Canada, New-Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, during the summer and autumn of 1832, Ocean to ocean on horseback; being the story of a tour in the saddle from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with especial reference to the early history and development of cities and towns along the route; and regions traversed beyond the Mississippi (1896) and Travels through the United States of America, in the years 1806 & 1807, and 1809, 1810, & 1811 contain descriptions of upstate New York.
- An Analytic Bibliography of On-Line Neo-Latin Texts - Texts written during the Renaissance and later that are freely available to the general public on the Web have been collected by Dana F. Sutton,a Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. There is a list of recent additions.
- Anarchism Pamphlets - Part of the Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan, there are currently 226 pamphlets online.
- Annenberg Media - Media resources for teachers (free streaming video). Registration is required to view the majority of the free material. See also Annenberg Channel. Among the free video resources is:
- Primary Sources: Workshops in American History - Produced by WGBH Boston. 2001 and provided by Annenberg Media. “12 high school history teachers explore the use of primary-source documents in the research and interpretation of American history.”
- Antologia (frammentaria) della Letteratura Italiana - Riccardo Scateni.
- Antología del Ensayo Ibero e Iberoamericano - Created and Maintained by José Luis Gómez-Martínez. Browse by author and by period. Proyecto Ensayo Hispánico has a collection of links to Bibliotecas.
- Archivo histórico de la Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Gran Canaria - Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Archnet - This is an extraordinarily rich resource provided by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, an “endowed centre of excellence in the history, theory, and practice of Islamic architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and described as an "online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world.” In the Digital Library you can view architecture by country, place, building type, century, decade, and site name. There are a large number of full-text Publications, including books, journal articles and reference resources. A keyword search for landscape design, for example, retrieves a number of articles and books including The Umayyad Garden: Its Origin and Development by Vincenzo Strika, Environmental Design: Journal of the Islamic Environmental Design Research Centre, 1 (1986), 72-75, and Gardens in the Time of the Great Muslim Empires: Theory and Design edited by Attilio Petruccioli, Leiden; New York: E.J. Brill, 1997. The Academic and Institution Directory is organized by institution, area of study, degree program and country. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was "established in 1977 by His Highness the Aga Khan to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Islamic culture as expressed through architecture."
- Arkiv for Dansk Litteratur - Danish texts listed by author, title and period.
- ARL Digital Initiative Database - Web-based registry for descriptions of digital initiatives in or involving libraries has over 400 records in its database. You can browse by project and institution.
- ARTFL Project - Much of this project is restricted to subscribing institutions but public resources include a French-English Dictionary, Dictionnaires d'autrefois, French dictionaries of the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the Louis Segond Bible, and Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848.
- Arctic Blue Books Online - University of Manitoba. A searchable electronic version of "Andrew Taylor's unique index to the 19th Century British Parliamentary Papers concerned with the Canadian Arctic." A keyword search for scurvy retrieves a record for sledgers, scurvy among on p.462. This takes you to report by the Fleet Surgeon, Thomas Colan, on the condition of men on the expedition led by Sir George S. Nares into northeastern Ellesmere Island in 1875-6. There are extensive descriptions of the harrowing ordeal taken directly from expedition journals and diaries. Names to search for include Nares, Markham, Beaumont, Parr, Aldrich, Rawson, Egerton, and Conybeare. On p. 4l4 Lt. Wyatt Rawson describes the death of James Hand on Saturday June 3rd, at Thank God Harbour (Polaris Bay, Greenland).
- Athena: Literature, Books, Lists - Pierre Perroud, Switzerland; collection of electronic texts.
- Australian Digitisation Projects - National Library of Australia. There is a list of Australian digitisation projects.
- Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - Digital documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.
- Badosa EP - Electronic publisher of texts in Spanish, Catalan, French and English.
- Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature - University of Florida, Gainesville. "Contains more than 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year. Its holdings of more than 800 early American imprints is the second largest such collection in the United States." There is a page which provide tips on how to search for children's books in the the Library Catalog in Searching the UF Libraries On-Line Catalog for items held by the Baldwin Library. You can browse by genre in the Digital Collection which contains approximately 5,000 items. There are over 700 digitized titles with hand-colored illustrations, including the following:
- Jack and Florie, or, The pigeons' wedding - By Harriet B. McKeever. See page 7.
- A frog he would a-wooing go - Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886).
- Alice's adventures in Wonderland - By Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Go to unnumbered in the drop down to locate illustrations.
- Walter Crane's painting book
- Bartleby.com: Great Books Online - Includes works by Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Dickinson, Hardy, Keats, Melville, Whitman, Wollstonecraft and others.
- Basic Readings In U.S. Democracy - Full-text of 73 historical documents, with notes; edited by Melvin I. Urofsky, Professor of Constitutional History at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and published by the United States Information Agency.
- Bayerische StaatsBibliothek (BSB) - The German National Library in Munich offers a number of digital projects, including Book Illustrations, with alphabetical (subject) index. Most of the site is available in German only so navigation can be a bit tricky.
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs - Part of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Center has an extensive archive of publications dating back to 1975.
- Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE - There is a Site Index. Highlights include Literature, Online Medieval & Classical Library, Digital Scriptorium, ImageFinder. There is a list of SunSite Digital Collections.
- Bethlehem Digital History Project - "Digitization and web publication of specific primary source materials relating to the early history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania....selected to increase accessibility to sources that illuminate key elements of the Bethlehem community from its founding in 1741 through 1844." There are Journal Selections, Letters, Memoirs, Books,and Community Records. (Moravian College and Theological Seminary)
- Bibliomania: the Network Library - Data Text Publishing
- Biblioteca digital Dioscórides - Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. There is a
Digitalized Books List, alphabetically arranged by title and an Engravings Database. To see the digitized text look for Documento electrónico asociado and click on Libro completo.
- Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Emeroteca Digitale - Nineteenth and twentieth century Italian newspapers and serials.
- Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (National Library of Portugal) - There is a Biblioteca Nacional Digital (Digital Library) with catalog (catálogo), as well as a author (autor) and subject index. Among the items newly digitized (Obras novas digitalizadas ) are a number of high resolution images of musical scores (Música impressa) and maps (Material cartográfico) including Atlas de Portugal, A compleat set of new charts on thirty-eight large plates containing an accurate survey of the coast of Portugal and the Mediterrane sea and a musical score manuscript by João Domingos Bontempo, Quinteto para piano e cordas. Memória contains the "cultural identity of Portugal". Porbase is the online catalog.
- Biblioteca Virtual de la Universidad de Alicante
- Biblioteca Virtual Joan Lluís Vives - "500 títols d'interés cabdal per al nostre patrimoni cultural anteriors a 1920."
- Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
- Bibliotheca Augustana: scriptorum Latinorum collectio - Edited by Ulrich Harsch, with the explantory text in Latin, this is a Collection of literary texts from the 7th to the 20th century in the following languages: Greek, Latin, German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Each section is also organized by period and genre. For example, English literature (Bibliotheca Anglica) has an index chronologicus and an index alphabeticus and is also indexed by genres.
- Bibliothèque electronique de Lisieux - With index and Les nouveautés. LexoTor "est une base de données textuelles interactive des ouvrages des collections de la Bibliothèque électronique de Lisieux."
- La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec - Jean-Yves Dupuis has created this collection of public domain documents from Canadian and American literature, related to Québec, French Canada and the French in the New World. Browsable by author. Includes a few texts in English.
- Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de Médecine (BIUM) - History of medicine resources (in French). Worthy of note is la collection Medic, consisting of "des documents anciens appartenant au fonds de la bibliothèque: ouvrages, articles, manuscrits." There is a Collection hippocratique and Les premières éditions imprimées de Galien.
- Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon - View over 12,000 images from the library's magnificent collection of illuminated manuscripts and incunabula from the Fifth Century to the Renaissance. From home page select Collections numérisées, then connexion à la base ENLUMINURES. A title search (Titre du livre) for Livre d'heures, for example, will retrieve over 1400 results. There is also a list of Expositions virtuelles.
- Bibliothèque nationale du Québec - Their Banque images et sons is a rich resource for electronic texts. For example, look for Indiens d'Amérique Iroquois (Indiens), or Algonquiens in the Index des sujets. Some of the titles which you will find in full-text are Histoire des Abénakis depuis 1605 jusqu'à nos jours (1866), Bref récit et succincte narration de la navigation faite en MDXXXV et MDXXXVI / par le capitaine Jacques Cartier aux îles de Canada, Hochelaga, Saguenay et autres (1863) and Vie de Catherine Tekakwitha, vierge iroquoise (1894). Other collections include maps (cartes géographiques), sheet music (Livres et partitions musicales) and 7,000 images of Québec from 1870 to 1907 in Revue d'un autre siècle.
- Bibliothèque Virtuelle: Liste des sites - Annotated list (in French) of electronic text resources. (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay/Saint-Cloud).
- BioLib Online Library of Historic Biological Books - Kurt Stüber, of the Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, has assembled a full-text collection of historic biology books, many "currently out of print and hard to obtain from public libraries or book sellers." There are over 150 titles on botany. Titles include:
- History of European botanical discoveries in China (1898) by Emil Vasilievitch Bretschneider.
- Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz (1879) - 4 Volumes with 572 botanical plates.
- BioMed Central - Full-text access to medical and health-related journals by title and subject. The "research articles in all journals published by BioMed Central are 'open access'. They are immediately and permanently available online without charge."
- Birkbeck ePrints - Browse by School or Year.
- Book of Mormon - Searchable format, Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan
- Bralyn E-Text Archives
- British Library - Their Turning the Pages provides full-text access to Leonardo's Notebook, Sforza Hours, Lindisfarne Gospels, Luttrell Psalter, Golden Haggadah,Blackwell's Herbal, Vesalius's Anatomy, Sherborne Missal, Diamond Sutra, and Sultan Baybars' Qur'an. Collect Britain is a collection of online "maps, prints and drawings, photographs and documents, [and] rare early sound recordings from around the globe." It promises to have "100,000 items by September 2004."
- Brookings Institution Press - Offers Full-Text Books Online. See the complete list. A few examples of titles available include
- Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy (2001) by Paul R. Pillar
- Central Asian Security: The New International Context (2001)
- It Takes A City: Getting Serious about Urban School Reform (2000)
- Setting National Priorities: The 2000 Election and Beyond (1999) - Henry J. Aaron and Robert D. Reischauer, editors
- Driving Forces: The Automobile, Its Enemies, and the Politics of Mobility (1998).\
- California Digital Library - Collaborative effort of the nine campuses of the University of California. Has a browsable and searchable Directory of Collections and Services with User Guides. You can browse the Online Archive of California by repository.
- Canada's Digital Collections - Young Canadians 15 to 30 years of age are paid to digitize text, images, audio and video material in the public domain. The collection is searchable and is browsable by title and by subject.
- Canadian Poetry Archives - National Library of Canada site features selected poems from over 100 early English- and French-language Canadian poets, searchable or browsable.
- CARRIE: An Electronic Library - University of Kansas
- Celebration of Women Writers - Edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, a research programmer at Carnegie Mellon University, this collection of links to electronic texts consists of novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, and economic and scientific works. Links to biographical and bibliographical information are also provided. Users can browse by author, century or country.
- CELT - Irish Electronic Texts - University College Cork project "aims to produce an online database of contemporary and historical topics from many areas, including literature and the other arts." Includes a List of Texts, the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, and works by Goldsmith
- Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH) - Princeton/Rutgers site includes a Directory of Electronic Text Centers.
- Centre d'Edition de Textes Electroniques - Nantes
- Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1873 - Offers more than 500,000 digital items, including page images and searchable text. "The journals, debates, and legislation of the federal congresses from 1789 to 1873 form the core of the collection, including the House Journal, Senate Journal and Senate Executive Journal, Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, The Congressional Globe, and the Statutes at Large. The site also offers documents on the Continental Congress and constitutional debates (1774-89) in the Journals of the Continental Congress, Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 and The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (Elliot's Debates), as well as selected documents from the U.S. Serial Set." (American Memory Project, Library of Congress.)
- Cervantes Project
- Chicago Architects Oral History Project - Art Institute of Chicago project offers transcripts, in pdf format, of over 40"comprehensive life-review documents as well as shorter, focused interviews". The Master Index is a 232 page cumulative index of names and buildings.
- Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive - Based at Wesleyan University
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Harry Plantinga
- Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), Library of Congress. You can "search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present." Currently viewable in full-text are newspapers from California, District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, and Virginia. Among New York Newspapers are New-York tribune, The Evening World, and The Sun.
- Chronologie de l’édition Française de 1900 a nos jours - Pascal Fouché
- Classics in the History of Psychology - Developed by Christopher D. Green, York University, Toronto, Canada, the texts are indexed by author and topic.
- Les Classiques des Sciences Sociales - 3,021 original works by 971 different authors (in French). Collection includes works by such authors as Comte, Darwin, Descartes, De Tocqueville, Durkheim, Engels, Hobbes, Marx, Lenin (Lenine), Levi-Strauss, Locke, Malinowski, Mill, Rousseau, Trotsky and Weber. Developled by Jean-Marie Tremblay, a professor of sociology in collaboration with the University of Québec ( Chicoutimi).
- Classics of American Colonial History - Access to full-text of books and articles from the 1890s to the 1920s, listed by author and subject. Journals include American Historical Review, Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Annals of the Association of American Geographers and the Political Science Quarterly.
- Cleveland Digital Library - Cleveland State University site is browsable by subject, format, date and location.
- ClicNet: Littérature francophone virtuelle - Un site culturel et littraire francophone. (Swarthmore)
- Coach House Books - "You are asked to 'tip the author' - that is, give them a small royalty for reading their work online."
- Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC) - 85 digitized medieval manuscripts held by the Episcopal and Cathedral Library, Cologne.
- Collect Britain: Putting History in Place
- Collected Works of Shakespeare - Matty Farrow
- Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Jeremy Hylton
- Concordances of Great Books - Will search text of 450 books. Maintained by William A. Williams, Jr.
- Conservatoire Numérique des Arts et Métiers (CNUM) - Among the
titles in the collection is Julien Turgan's
Les grandes usines de France. Turgan's 18 volume work on French manufacturing, written between 1860 and 1885, has chapters on
Verreries de Murano and
Other multi-volume works include
Traité complet de mécanique appliquée aux arts,
Annales du Conservatoire (1861-1902),
Dictionnaire technologique and
La Nature: Revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et à l'industrie (1873-1905).
- Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative - American Theological Library Association and the Association of Theological Schools. "Provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography." You can Search the Database or Browse the Collections.
- Core Documents of U.S. History - GPO Access
- Core Historical Literature of Agriculture - Core electronic collection of over 800 agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. See also the NEH Book Collection, a collection of 599 core agricultural books from the 19th and 20th century. (Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University.)
- Cornell University Library Digital Collections
- Cornell University Library Windows on the Past - "Grouping of selected historical materials which have been digitally scanned and are available for on-line browsing and searching. This collection is open to the general public..." Consists of
Historic Math Monographs,
New York State Historical Literature,
International Women's Periodicals,
Ezra Cornell Papers,
Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library, and
Other Digital Collections.
- D-Lib Forum and D-Lib Magazine - Offers Ready Reference, a collection of links to other digital library sites.
- Damascene family library Refaiya - University Library of Leipzig. The Refaiya contains 487 manuscripts, seven dating from the 10th to the 19th century; digital access is provided to a group of about 55 Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscripts. See Project for the Cataloguing and Digitising of 55 Islamic Manuscripts. “A key place in the collection will be taken by one of the oldest known Ismaili manuscripts in the world, the Kitāb al-Zīna by the Ismaili author Abū Hātim al-Rāzī (d. 322 H. / 934 AD). The manuscripts contain texts in Arabic, Persian and Ottoman-Turkish and show an amazingly broad spectrum as far as the content is concerned, which comprises almost all traditional Islamic fields of knowledge. With a few exceptions, the manuscripts are mostly complete and well preserved. That many of these manuscripts came from the libraries of private scholars or families is suggested in several manuscripts by the many comments, some of which span over several generations, from the previous owners. The place of origin seems to be the gulf region, Yemen and Iran.” You can browse the index and there is a Keyboard for Arabic and transliteration. “The project aims at the scholarly exploration, database development and digital presentation of the private Arab-Islamic library of the Damascene Rifā'ī family. This library, called “Refaiya” (Rifā'īya), comprising 458 carefully preserved volumes, handed down over several centuries until the 19th Century, is the precious core of the approximately 3,200 Oriental manuscripts, that are being kept at the University Library in Leipzig. It is probably an unique example of a cohesive, traditional Arab-Islamic family library. It could be secured undamaged in its historical condition due to the purchase by the Prussian Consul and Arabist Johann Gottfried Wetzstein from its last owner, 'Umar Efendi al-Rifā'ī al-Ḥamawī, in 1853.” See Brinkmann, Stefani. From Codicology to Technology: Islamic Manuscripts and Their Place in Scholarship, Verlag Frank & Timme, Berlin 2008, 215 p. (ISBN-10: 3865961711; ISBN-13: 978-3865961716). See p. 200 - The Outside View: Using the Database. Examples:
- Ms. or. 379b - Persian poetry. “calligraphic style; tiny; delicate; densely written.” See illumination
- al-Qur’ān القرآن Quranic text - Ms. or. 322 - “symmetrically illuminated opening double page in gold, blue, red and green with a horizontal panel above and below the central area, and the whole surrounded by a broad frame with a lobed outline.”
- DScriptorium - Digital images of Medieval manuscripts: Jesse D. Hurlbut
- Die Deutsche Bibliothek
- Dial-A-Book - Their Chapter One service makes first chapters and other excerpts of books available for browsing over the Internet. They provide links to Web sites hosting Chapter One files.
- DIEPER: Digitised European PERiodicals - Central access point for to make accessible periodicals that have been retrospectively digitised in Europe or anywhere else in the world. Registration is not required to search. Access to periodicals via JSTOR requires a subscription, but Gallica and the Internet Library of Early Journals are free.
- Digital Book Index - "Provides links to more than 105,000 title records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 66,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost."
- Digital Collections Online - Database created by librarians at the University of Connecticut Libraries. Searchable or browsable by title and subject.
- Digital Dante - Columbia University's Institute for Learning Technologies.
- Digital Libraries Initiative: Phase 2 - With news and links to DLI2 Funded Projects.
- Digital Library Federation - Consortium of libraries and related agencies that are pioneering in the use of electronic-information technologies. Offers descriptions and links to over 200 public access collections.
- Digital Libraries Initiative - Phase 2 - With links to Funded Projects.
- Digital Library of Georgia
- Digital Preservation Europe (DPE)
- Digital Scriptorium - Joint project of the Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley) and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University to digitize the two universities' medieval and early Renaissance manuscript holdings currently comprising a database of some 4,000 images with an eventual 10,000 images planned. Has a Test Database search option. Sample images can be viewed by using the Display All Images for a Shelfmark. A search for the shelfmark Plimpton MS 034 retrieves images of a processional for female Franciscans.(Shelfmarks for Plimpton MS appear to range from 002 to 305.) To view descriptions of all manuscripts (warning: large file!) use Text Search Terms, leaving all options blank, and select Run.
- Digital South Asia Library - A project of the Center for Research Libraries, DSAL provides "digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users." You can search reference resources, images, maps, statistics, bibliographies and union lists, indexes, books and journals and other Internet resources. Reference resources include Digital Dictionaries of South Asia, Imperial Gazetteer of India and A Historical Atlas of South Asia.
- Digital Publishing System (DPubS) - "Powerful and flexible open-source system for publishing digital documents" developed by Cornell University Library's Center for Innovative Publishing and Pennsylvania State University Libraries.
- Digitalarkivet - University of Bergen
- Digitale bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse letteren (DBNL) - Digital Library of Dutch Literature. Searchable and browsable by author (alle auteurs) and title (Beschikbare titels). The News page shows recently added texts. Titles of interest include:
- Brieven aan zijn broeder. [Letters to his Brother in Dutch and French] Deel 1 (1872-1883) - Vincent van Gogh, editie J. van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam, 1914. See also
Deel 2 (1881-1886) and
Deel 3 (1886-1890), especially the letters written in French:
Paris, March 1886 to February 1888,
Arles, 21 February 1888 to 8 May 1890,
St. Remy, May 1889-1890 and
Auvers sur Oise, 21 May to 29 July 1890 (Van Gogh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29, 1890.)
- Holland's Influence on English Language and Literature - Tiemen de Vries, Chicago, 1916. See, in particular, his Introduction and Chapter XI The Influence which Holland Has Exerted on the English Language [p. 97] which contains a list of 448 words compiled by W. de Hoog "introduced into the English language by the Dutch."
- The Influence of Low Dutch on the English Vocabulary - E.C. Llewellyn, Oxford University Press, Londen 1936. "The words treated in this book have been collected from the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Supplement to that work."[p. iii]. See Chapter XV: English and Dutch Intercourse in North America. These words come from the Dutch: boom, bowery, sleigh, bindery, cruller, waffle, slaw, mush, pea jacket, cranberry, scrod, yankee, spook, bamboo, soya, cockatoo, monsoon, crawl, bully, bundle, clump, crimp, dapper, decoy, frolic, glib, grim, guess, hustle, luck, measles, morass, outlander, pickle, rack, rant, scone, scrub, skate, slap, sledge, slim, slip, slurp, spare-rib, splinter, sump, wriggle, yammer.
- Een Beytie Hollansche / Dutch Compositions - By James Boswell. Edited by C.C. Barfoot and K.J. Bostoen, Academic Press, Leiden, 1995. "Seen off by Dr Johnson, James Boswell, not yet 23, on 6 August 1763 embarked at Harwich on 'the Prince of Wales packet-boat' for the Netherlands, where he landed, at Hellevoetsluis, the following day 'at twelve at noon'. After living for nine exciting months in London, where in a rakish existence he had partly managed to 'transform himself from a raw and romping boy into a high-bred man of pleasure' and had become the friend of Samuel Johnson, more than thirty years his senior, in August 1763 Boswell was on his way to Utrecht to continue his law studies, already begun in Scotland." (p. vii.)
- Het Achterhuis by Anne Frank, Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam 1947.
- Altijd acht gebleven. Over de kinderliteratuur van Annie M.G. Schmidt - Nederlands Letterkundig Museum en Documentatiecentrum, Den Haag, 1991
- The Golden Compasses: The History of the House of Plantin-Moretus - A History and Evaluation of the Printing and Publishing Activities of the Officina Plantiniana at Antwerp in two volumes by Leon Voet, 1969.
- Literature of the Low Countries: A Short History of Dutch Literature in the Netherlands and Belgium - Reinder P. Meijer, The Hague / Boston, Martinus Nijhoff, 1978. Meijer was a professor of Dutch Language and Literature at the University of London.
- Journal tenu par Isaac Beeckman de 1604 à 1634. Tome 1: 1604-1619 - Edited by Cornelis de Waard. Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff, 1939. See also Tome 2: 1619-1627, Tome 3: 1627-1634 (1635) and Tome 4: Supplément.
- Die digitale Bibliothek - "Ein kommentierte Link-Katalog von Dieter E. Zimmer." (Die ZEIT)
- Digitalen Bibliothek Braunschweig
or Digitale Bibliothek Braunschweig - Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig. Includes Pharmazie Bücher, Botanische und zoologische Bücher and Kinderbücher.
- Digitale Bibliothek - Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum - Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek. Try a search for Buchillustrationen or Aesopus. There is a list of digital collections. (In German only).
- Digitalisierte Akademieschriften und Schriften zur Geschichte der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissensch (1700-1900)
- Digitalisierte Drucke: Ältere Drucke aus dem Besitz der Bibliothek - Digitized books from the 15th to 20th centuries from Bielefeld University Library (Die Bibliothek der Universität Bielefeld). There is a search page which allows you to search a catalogue of electronic full texts (Katalog der elektronischen Volltexte) described as "scientifically relevant publications worldwide, which are free availiable via Internet (including many works of classic literature and belles lettres and also more than 15,000 e-journals). The database contains more than 70,000 documents." You reach this catalog by selecting Metasearch: Catalogues on the Search: Overview page (check the box for Catalogue of electronic full texts). There is also a page describing the library's full text services. Highlights:
- Thomas More
- Karl May
- James Fenimore Cooper
- Gustave Doré
- Digitalisierte historische Kinderbücher - German children's book digitization project. Books are listed by title and author. Among the 392 primarily German titles in the collection are a few in English:
- A Book of Nonsense - Edward Lear
- The Baby's Own Aesop - Illustrations by Walter Crane
- Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book
- A Day in a Child's Life - Kate Greenaway.
- Dioscórides: Biblioteca digital de Ciencias de la Salud - Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid's digitized collection of biomedical works covering the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries currently consists of 1,400 complete books, with 500,000 digitalized images and more than 35,000 index-linked illustrations. See also BUCM: Biblioteca Historica :: Biblioteca Complutense and Coleccion Digital Complutense
- Documentation Project - Digitization project undertaken by four Norwegian Universities in the fields of literature, history, medieval material, archaeology, folklore, numismatics, lexicography and place names.
- Documenting the American South - Collection from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill of full-text primary sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. DAS includes five digitization projects: North American Slave Narratives, First-Person Narratives of the American South, Library of Southern Literature, The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865 and The Church in the Southern Black Community. On July 27, 2001 there were 960 books and manuscripts in the collection. Includes, for example, the full-text of Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: His Anti-slavery Labours in the United States, Canada, & England (1855) by Samuel Ringgold Ward. The collection is searchable and has a subject, author and title index.
- Dissertations: Dissertations Online - Die Deutsche Bibliothek; Electronis Thesis and Dissertation Collection - Louisiana State University; Florida State University Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
- Documents diplomatiques suisses - This Swiss database has over 3650 online documents relating to international relations and diplomacy during and after World War II. To use the database click on Base de Données on the left sidebar, then select DoDiS - consultation. Try a search for Truman - you'll retrieve a number of full-text documents in many languages (German, French, English). There is a telegram dated Washington 11.8.45 (August 11, 1945) from Max Grässli (1902-1985), a member of the Légation de Suisse in Washington, in which he forwards the response of Secretary of State James Byrnes: "Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your note of August 10 and in reply to inform you that the President of the United States has directed me to send to you for transmission by your Government to the Japanese Government the following message on behalf of the Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Union of Sovietsocialist Republics and China. With regard to the Japanese Government's message accepting the terms of the Potsdam proclamation...." (Hiroshima was bombed on August 6th, 1945, Nagasaki three days later).
- Documents for the Study of American History - Collection of links to documents, organized chronologically. Created by Lynn Nelson, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Kansas, and managed by Kendall Simmons, Government Documents Library, University of Kansas.
- Documents in Military History - Dave Stewart.
- Douglass: Archives of American Public Address - Northwestern University's electronic archive of American oratory and related documents. Searchable by keyword or chronologically, by speaker, title, and controversy or movement.
- Dumbarton Oaks Electronic Texts - E-texts in the fields of Byzantine Studies, History of Landscape Architecture and Pre-Columbian Studies.
- DSpace Federation - "Digital repository system captures, stores, indexes, preserves, and distributes digital research material." With links to repositories worlewide.
- DSpace Cornell
- DSpace MIT
- DSpace at UNC SILS
- DSpace at SUNY
- TxSpace - Digital Repository at Texas A&M University
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission - Contains the full-text of over 3800 documents from Eisenhower's diary and correspondance from January 21, 1953 to December 1, 1960. You can search the Presidential Papers for the First Term and the Second Term. There is a Chronology and Notes on the Electronic Edition by Bernard C. Pobiak.
- Early American Fiction Collection (1789-1875) - The public portion of this University of Virginia collection contains "158 volumes by 52 authors plus 199 manuscript items and 124 non-text images."
- Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA) - "Collection of electronic texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820... Published and supported by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland."
- Early Canadiana Online - "Full text online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in literature, women's history, native studies, travel and exploration, and the history of French Canada."
- Early Modern Literary Studies - There is a collection of electronic texts edited by David L. Gants which include "fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth century materials which are on the Internet, as well as others which have bearing upon this time period."
- eBooks@Adelaide - "Collection includes more than 700 classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History. Each work has been carefully formatted for maximum readability either on screen or when printed. Works can be read online, or downloaded for offline reading." There is Full-text Search, an Alphabetical List of Authors, an Alphabetical List of Titles and a Chronological List of Authors. There are a number of books on Travel and Exploration and Gastronomy and Cookery. Australian authors include
Henry Handel Richardson (1870-1946),
James Tucker (1803-1866), and Gregory Blaxland (1788-1855).
Although the majority of the books are in English, there are a few exceptions: Jules Verne, Emile Zola, Marcel Proust and Guy de Maupassant.
- ebrary - "Rich online library of copyrighted books, journals, periodicals and more that can be freely indexed by search engines via its open access model." Searching and browsing is free; you pay to copy or print. A list of participating publishers is provided. (Foundedby Christopher Warnock and Kevin Sayar.)
- eCompass: the Full-Text E-Journal Locator - University of Connecticut Libraries
- E-History - "Over 130,000 pages of historical content; 5,300 timeline events; 800 battle outlines; 350 biographies; and thousands of images and maps." (Department of History at Ohio State University)
- eScholarship Repository - University of California. "1,252,053 full-text downloads to date." [14 April 2005]
- Egyptian Book of the Dead - Mathias Hansson, Sweden
- Eighteenth-Century Studies - Geoffrey Sauer, Carnegie Mellon
- elaleph.com - Libros electrónicos
- Eldritch Press - "Free, complete online books, most annotated and illustrated" from Eric Eldred. For more on this Press see Online Publisher Challenges Copyright Law by Carl S. Kaplan, Cyber Law Journal, from the New York Times on the Web, January 15, 1999. (Free registration.)
- ElectricBook: Links to Online Books - Links to over 1,300 public domain books and to thousands of online newspapers and magazines.
- Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures - Georgetown
- Electronic Biologia Centrali-Americana - 58 digitized volumes
- Electronic Book Club - June 24, 1998 article from PC Magazine Online discusses the 2.9 pound SoftBook. "Opening the leather cover instantly activates the 9.5-inch display to the current page of the book you're reading..." See also the July 2nd Circuits column, Taking on New Forms, Electronic Books Turn a Page in the New York Times on the Web. (Free registration in the U.S.)
- Electronic Book '99 - Conference held September 21-22 has a collection of useful links to electronic book resources.
- Electronic Children's Books Index - BookWire
- Electronic Literature Directory - "Database of listings for electronic works, their authors, and their publishers. The descriptive entries cover poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction that makes significant use of electronic techniques or enhancements." Published by the Electronic Literature Organization, whose members include writers, publishers, technologists, and nonprofit experts.
- Electronic Literature Foundation - Electronic texts include the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Dante's Divine Comedy, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the novels of Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy and others.
- Electronic Text Center - University of Virginia is a rich resource for electronic texts. Some highlights of the English Online Resources include African-American Texts, Women Writers, Native Americans, Young Readers and Witchcraft in Salem Village. Other holdings include texts in French, German, Latin, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. Additional highlights include British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions, Electronic Archive of Early American Fiction, which has some Publicly-accessible works, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum's Electronic Theses and Dissertations in the Humanities: A Directory of On-Line References and Resources, The Koran and the Middle English Collection. The UVa American Studies program has a number of ongoing hypertext project (see Hypertexts.) as does the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (see Research Reports). The new E-Book Library offers 1,200 publicly-available free ebooks from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center, which can be read using Microsoft Reader software. For more, see Microsoft helps library offer vast e-book collection in the 3 October 2000 Cavalier Daily.
- Electronic Text Centre Leiden (Elektronisch Tekst Centrum) - Has a Complete Listing of Products.
- Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature - Compilation of links compiled by Western European Studies Section (WESS), Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.
- Electronic Texts - J. Lynch, University of Pennsylvania
- Electronic Texts and Publishing Resources - Library of Congress
- Electronic Texts on the Internet
- Electronic Texts Service; Columbia University Libraries. There is also a collection of links to Major online text collections ordered by language.
- Electronic Texts on the Internet ordered by Subject -Columbia
- Den elektroniske bokhylla - Norwegian E-texts
- English Server - Founded in 1990, there are now over 34,000 works online. Collections include Fiction, Poetry and History.
- English Literature on the Web - Created and maintained by Mitsuharu Matsuoka, a member of the English Department at Nagoya University in Japan, this is a valuable site with many e-texts. Among the highlights: Bronte Sisters Web (with Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857)), Dickens Page, Gaskell Web and Gissing in Cyberspace.
- Eris Project - Virginia Tech
- ESP: Electronic Scholarly Publishing - Created by Robert J. Robbins, the subjects include History of science, genetics, computational biology, and genome research. You can browse by author, title and date of publication.
- ETANA - An acronym for Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives, ETANA is a cooperative project of many organizations. It consists of ABZU, a "guide to information related to the study of the ancient Near East available on the Web" and a collection of Core Texts listed by author and title.
- ETEXT Archives - Paul Southworth and Rita Rouvalis
- EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe - Richard Hacken, Brigham Young University
- European Commission on Preservation and Access
- European Reader: Understanding the European Mind - Pro Europa
- Eurotext Homepage - Electronic resource bank of learning materials on Europe.
- Federal Depository Library Program: Specialized Collections of Full Text Information
- Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project - "Page images of 76 cookbooks from the Michigan State University Library's collection as well as searchable full-text transcriptions."
- Florilège: Anthologie hypertextuelle de la Poésie Française - This anthology of French poetry, accessible by author, date, theme or form, is provided by Xian (who is also responsible for Ouébographie Poétique, an excellent collection of links to French poetry resources).
- FindArticles.com - Free online article-search service allows you to search for (and read) articles published over the last 1 to 2 years in more than 300 reputable magazines and journals. You can view publications by subject or by name. For more, see Gale Full-Text Content Free on LookSmart? Well, Some of It in Information Today NewsBreaks.
- Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings - Bill Carson's full-text collection of practical, devotional, and experiential works.
- La foire aux textes: une petite bibliothèque portative - Ministère des Affaires étrangères (France).
- Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI) - Highlights include a collection of online Books and the Bibliografía Mesoamericana.
- Francis Crick Profiles in Science Digital Archive - Collaboration between the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine and the United States National Library of Medicine. " The Crick papers can be searched in the Western Manuscripts and Archives Catalogue and browsed at the site of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. One of the letters, dated August 11, 1953, is from James D. Watson to Francis and Odile Crick. It describes Watson's stay in the Italian Alps in a small village north of Sondrio. "Considering my degenerate condition in Cambridge, I feel very healthy and do not find a climb at 1000 m at all strenuous." Watson also describes a meeting he attended [International Phage Colloquium at the Abbey of Royaumont outside Paris]. "There was also a garden party at the Baron de Rothschilds house which allowed us to appreciate Rubens while eating smoked salmon and drinking champagne. As a whole I'm afraid I created the only non-serious note by wearing shorts and my shirt outside on all occasions. Despite my recent haircut most of my friends thought my hair very long and as a practical joke succeeded in putting a large amount of Visconti perfumed (highly) brillantine in my hair, and thus as a Latin I went to the garden party. Linus Pauling and his wife visited the Abbey one afternoon for a short while. From Mrs. Paulings 'small talk' I gather that Peter [Pauling] has not yet calmed down and so we shall not have another quiet youth like Green in our midst...I have heard a little of Freddie's [Sanger?] Caltech visit. Apparently he spent much of his time libelling me by saying that I have no respect for authority and the wisdom of experience - in fact no respect for Freddie's higher qualities. However fortunately no one ever takes Freddie seriously."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum - Has over 10,000 digitized documents including a new collection of copyright free On-Line Photos which you can browse or search by keyword or date. The collection is organized into three sections: the Roosevelt Family, the Great Depression and the New Deal and World War II. Examples of family photographs include Franklin D. Roosevelt with Harvard class of 1904, group shot in Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts, Franklin D. Roosevelt with Cousin Jean Delano in Campobello, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt with Anna and baby James.
- From Revolution to Reconstruction: A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times - Juxtaposes an outline of American history with the texts of the original documents. (George M. Welling & Garry Wiersema, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.)
- GALILEO - University System of Georgia site has a Digital Library with a collection of Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842 which "contains over 1,000 documents and images relating to the Native American population of the Southeastern United States from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Library, the Frank H. McClung Museum, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The documents are comprised of letters, legal proceedings, military orders, financial papers, and archaeological images relating to Native Americans in the Southeast." Other digital projects include Georgia Historic Newspapers (1750-1925), full-text and searchable, and Georgia Legislative Documents.
- Gallica - Text and image digitization project undertaken by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. There is a list of collections (dosiers). Some of the resources include the photographs of Eugène Atget, images of bridges, ethnographic illustrations from 19th century books, access to the Dictionnaire du Moyen Français as well as to texts in the fields of History, Political Science, Law and Economics, Literature, Philosophy, Science and History of Science. One of the most outstanding collections, much of it available in full-text online, is the Archives de la Révolution française (French Revolution research collection). To access texts, click on Recherche and conduct an author (auteur) search for any of the following: Carnot, Corday, Marat, Mirabeau, or Nodier. To return to the search page or modify you search click on Modifier la recherche. Clicking on Consulter la notice will retrieve the catalog record. To ensure that you only retrieve records from the French Revolution research collection, insert Archives de la Révolution française in the Recherche libre field. Possible subjects (sujets) to search for include Tiers état, Jacobins, Privilèges (droit), or Bourbon (famille de). (A bibliography of the collection Catalogue de l'histoire de la révolution française, edited by Andre Martin and Gerard Walter, was published in Paris in 1936.) Gallica Classique is a collection of full-texts from the 12th-20th centuries. Recent additions are listed in Nouveautes.
- Gaslight - Internet discussion list which reviews one story a week from the genres of mystery, adventure and The Weird, written between 1800 and 1919. There is a Chronological List of Texts, a Fiction List and a Non-Fiction List.
- George Washington Papers - Another valuable resource from the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, "this first release includes forty-one letterbooks (about 8,000) pages from among 65,000 items to be published online within the next two years. Included in the collection as a whole are correspondence, letterbooks, commonplace books, diaries, journals, financial account books, military records, reports, and notes, accumulated by Washington from 1741 through 1799."
- Georgia Stories: History Online - K-12 curriculum for history has primary source materials.
- Gnosis Archive - See also the Gnostic Society Library
- Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrums - Digital Library at the Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen, consists of over 6,000
volumes, including a good collection of early travel books, and over two million images. You can search or browse. Among the digitized collections are: Travel books & Early North Americana, Gutenberg Digital, Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen (scientific review journal in the 18th and 19th century), Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics, Goethe Illustrations and the DIEPER Project. The Travel books collection and the Early North-Americana collection are particularly rich sources for American history. The collection is searchable and browsable. A title search for Onondaga, for example, retrieves the following:
- The history of the five Indian nations of Canada (1747) by Cadwallader Colden;
- Journals of the military expedition of Major General John Sullivan against the six nations of Indians in 1779 (1887) by Frederick Cook; and
- Travels in New-England and New-York (1821) by Timothy Dwight.
Titles relating to the American West include:
- Travels to the source of the Missouri River and across the American continent to the Pacific Ocean (1814) by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis;
- Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah (1852) by Howard Stansbury;
- Exploratory travels through the western territories of North America (1811) by Zebulon Montgomery Pike;
- Life in the Far West by George Frederick Ruxton;
- Narrative of the exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44 (1846) by John Charles Frémont;
- Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including of the Arkansas, del Norte, and Gila Rivers (1848) by W. H. Emory;
- Report of explorations in 1873 of the Colorado of the West and its tributaries (1874) by John Wesley Powell;
- South by West (1874) by Charles Kingsley;
- The city of the saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California (1861) by Richard Francis Burton;
- The heart of the Continent (1870) by Fitz Hugh Ludlow;
- Seven years' residence in the great deserts of North America (1860) by Emmanuel Henri Dieudonné Domenech (with Volume 2)
- The new Rocky Mountain tourist (1878) by Joseph Gladding Pangborn.
There are many accounts of voyage and travel throughout the world, including:
- A Journey to the western islands of Scotland (1775) by Samuel Johnson;
- The history of Kamtschatka and the Kurilski Islands with the countries adjacent (1764) by Stepan Petrovic Kraseninnikov and
- A residence in Tasmania (1856) by H. Butler Stoney, although the majority of them are in German.
- Google Book Search - Use to locate many thousands of full-text books in the public domain. Some examples:
- Three Episodes of Massachusetts History: The Settlement of Boston Bay - By Charles Francis Adams, Houghton Mifflin, 1892 (2 volumes).
- Gutenberg Digital - All 1282 pages of both volumes have been digitized.
- Harvard University Library Open Collections Program - "Provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections....The collection currently [January 2005] contains 2,396 books and pamphlets, 1,075 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections." You can browse by subject and genre, search by keyword, author, title and subject and search the full text. Currently consists of two collections:
Women Working, 1870-1930 and
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930. However, they must be adding additional collections because a search for Quebec retrieved Abner Stocking's An interesting journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut: detailing the distressing events of the Expedition against Quebec, under the command of Col. Arnold in the year 1775. This is apparently part of the American Revolution Collection which - in December 2004 - included over 30 full-text titles including John Barker's The British in Boston: Being the Diary of Lieutenant John Barker of the King's Own Regiment from November 15, 1774 to May 31, 1776, and Friederike Charlotte Luise Riedesel's Letters and memoirs relating to the war of American independence, and the capture of the German troops at Saratoga. Madame Riedesel's account of her voyage to North America begins on page 58 (May 14, 1776). She is accompanied by her three young daughers (aged four, two and 10 weeks). Other titles include The old Jersey captive, or, A narrative of the captivity of Thomas Andros (1833), Major André's Journal, Fanning's Narrative: the Memoirs of Nathaniel Fanning, an Officer of the American Navy, 1778-17 and The Journal of a Voyage from Charlestown, S.C., to London by Louise Susanna Wells.
- Hathi Trust Digital Library - "Collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository for these universities to archive and share their digitized collections."
- Hearth - "Core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance." Hearth is an acronym for Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, History. Mann Library, Cornell University.
- Hill Musuem and Manuscript Library - The Vivarium Online Digital Collection, a database of resources owned by St. John's Abbey, St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict.
- Historic Pittsburgh Full-Text Collection - Currently contains 85 books from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The full-text of the entire collection is searchable. Examples of titles in the collection include The history of an expedition against Fort Du Quesne, in 1755; under Major-General Edward Braddock, Child life in colonial western Pennsylvania, Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and Steel: the diary of a furnace worker. The Maps Collection consists of real estate atlases and plat books which were published by the G. M. Hopkins Company of Philadelphia. Also provided is a helpful selection of links to Related Sites on the history of the Pittsburgh area.
- Historical Directories - "Digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history." University of Leicester.
- Historical Documents - Offered by
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet, the site is searchable or browsable, and provides access to the full-text of Early Congressional Documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the Constitution.
- Historical Text Archive
- History-Digitisation Discussion List - List concerned with the digitisation, of historical material, whether as an image or an OCR'd document. With Archives.
- History Matters - "Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. History survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to Web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents and threaded discussions on teaching U.S. history." Many Pasts "contains primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of "ordinary" Americans throughout U.S. history."
- History of Economic Thought Archive - McMaster University.
- Holiness Classic Collection - Over one hundred 19th century religious texts digitized by the Wesley Center for Applied Theology
- House of Beadle & Adams Online - Northern Illinois University Libraries. With Author List.
- Humanities Text Initiative - University of Michigan. Much of the material is restricted to users affiliated with subscribing universities. Includes a list of texts. The Modern English Collection contains a large number of public domain texts.
- Hypertexts @ The University of Virginia - American Studies
- Ibsen Centre - University of Oslo. Their Manuscripts Project put online over 19,600 pages of digital facsimiles of Ibsen's manuscripts, accessible from the Norwegian pages.
- IEE Computer Society Digital Library News Archive - News on digital text and image projects
- IFLA - Digital Libraries: Electronic Journal and Text Archives - Broad collection of links, assembled by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), to electronic resources for bibliography, electronic journals, electronic text, electronic media, electronic text research centres, refereed electronic publications, and preprint archives.
ImageFinder - Locate images in eight digital libraries, including DL SunSITE, the Library of Congress, Library of Virginia, and the Smithsonian. (Berkeley Digital Library)
- Illustrated Garden: Rare Books from the Missouri Botanical Garden - Consists of 77 digitized volumes..."30,203 pages and 3,360 botanical illustrations currently [23 March 2005] online."
- Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information - "Free public access to full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature.... contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest related to DOE's mission."
- Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) - French site has a Voir et Revoir section: "redécouvrir des évènements du siècle, à travers des photographies, des sons et des films d'archives". les archives sonores à l'écoute du XXe siècle has segments on 1968 including the May student uprisings (Quicktime).
- Institute of Learning Technologies Digital Text Projects - Teachers College, Columbia University. Digital texts of Aristotle, Bentham, Berkeley, Dante, Descartes, Dewey, Emerson, Hegel, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Leibniz, Locke, Machiavelli, Mill, Plato, Rousseau, Socrates, Spinoza and Vergil.
- Institutional Archives Registry - Tracks the number and size of open-access eprint archives
- International Children's Digital Library - Read 275 books online. A project of the University of Maryland and the Internet Archive.
- International Development Research Centre - "Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies." Offers Free online books. Examples of titles: Research for Development in the Middle East and North Africa (2000) edited by Eglal Rached and Dina Craissati; Blue Genes: Sharing and Conserving the World's Aquatic Biodiversity (2004) by David Greer and Brian Harvey; and In_Focus: Fixing Health Systems (2004) by Don de Savigny, Harun Kasale, Conrad Mbuya, and Graham Reid.
- Internet Archive - Has a Text Archive. The goal of the Million Book Project is to digitize a million books by 2005.
- Internet Archive of Texts and Documents - Hanover College History Department has assembled a collection of links to documents for Europe and for the United States.
- Internet Classics Archive - "Searchable collection of almost 400 classical Greek and Roman texts (in English translation) with user-provided commentary"
- Internet Library of Early Journals: A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals - Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, provides browsable and searchable access to substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, (Annual Register, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Gentleman's Magazine, Notes and Queries, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society,The Builder).
- Internet Modern History Sourcebook - Compiled by Paul Halsall, the site provides links to full-text source material in modern European history and modern Western Civilization.
- Internet Poetry Archive - Sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council., the site offers the works of
Czeslaw Milosz, Seamus Heaney, Philip Levine, Robert Pinsky, Margaret Walker and Yusef Komunyakaa.
- Internet Sacred Text Archive - Archive of significant primary texts relating to religion and mythology. Texts are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language. Maintained by J.B. Hare.
- Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection - Contains over 13,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification.
- IntraText Digital Library
- Italian literature in HTML
- Journal of Electronic Publishing - Online since 1995, the journal is published by the University of Michigan Press and includes full-text articles from back issues.
- Journeys in Time, 1809 - 1822: The Journals of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie - Macquarie University.
- Kansas Collection - Maintained by Lynn H. Nelson and Dick Taylor, University of Kansas.
- Kentuckiana Digital Library
- Det Kongelige Bibliotek - Among the digital facsimiles of Medieval Manuscripts at the Royal Library in Copenhagen are 39 richly illustrated leaves from a Book of Hours with the title Heures de Charles de la maison de France, dernier Duc de Bourgogne. For example, for leaf 27, you can view the entire page (recto and verso) or view the illustration only (recto and recto). Digital images of Illustrated works consist of Astronomical Instruments of Tycho Brahe, Manuscripts from the Søren Kierkegaard Archive, Quatorze images de la Révolution française, (with print no. 6 showing Charlotte Corday assassinating Marat), 23 Portraits of H. C. Andersen (1805-1875) and Treasures of the Royal Library.
- Kentuckiana Digital Library - Offers access to collections of oral history, e-books, images and sounds.
- The Last Book - A paper by Joseph Jacobson, an assistant professor at MIT, and others, in an IBM Systems Journal (Vol 36, No. 3 - Nontopical issue), describing their efforts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory "toward realizing an electronic book comprised of hundreds of electronically addressable display pages printed on real paper substrates."Christopher Lehmann-Haupt describes the project in his article, Creating 'the Last Book' to Hold All the Others, in the New York Times, April 8, 1998. (Free registration in the U.S.)
- Liber! Liber! - Electronic texts, including non-Italian literature, translated into Italian, listed alphabetically by author. See Biblioteca: i libri on-line.
- Library of Congress Digital Interlibrary Loan - Pilot project to digitize items too fragile to circulate on interlibrary loan. These items also appear as links in the Library of Congress Online Catalog with the annotation "Additional Form Avail.: Also available in digital form (PDF file) on the Library of Congress Web site." Digitized items include Samuel Wilkeson's account of the Battle of Gettysburg written July 4, 1863, as he stood by the open grave of his oldest son, Crook's resumé of operations against Apache Indians, 1882 to 1886, The patriotic campaign songster (1895) by H. R. Howe and Three hundred days in a Yankee prison (1904) by John H. King.
- Library of Congress Presents Music, Theater and Dance - Performing Arts Digital Library, formerly known as I Hear America
- Library of Iberian Resources Online (LIBRO) - Full-text library of recent but out-of-print university press monographs and texts that pertain to the history of medieval and early modern Spain. "Joint project of the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain and the University of Central Arkansas...the book list is principally drawn from recent, but out-of-print university press monographs. These are presented in full-text format and reproduce all the matter included in the original print version. Initially, the collection focuses upon the Hispanic Middle Ages, ca. 500 to 1500, but will eventually expand to include titles from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as well." With Author and Title catalogs.
- Lied and Song Texts Page - Extensive archive of texts to Kunstlieder and art songs of many different languages, designed and maintained by Emily Ezust. Searchable and browsable by Composer, Poet, Language, First Line and Title.
- Literature, Arts and Medicine Database - "Annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, film, video and art which is being developed as a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource in Medical Humanities, for use in health/pre-health and liberal arts settings." Literature and Medicine has a section of Annotated Works with On-LineTexts.
- Literature for Children - Searchable collection of nearly 400 full-texts English and American children's books, from 1850 to 1905. A publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM), State University System of Florida.
- Logos Library - Over 19,000 e-books and texts in 150 languages. Texts include thousands of literary classics, novels, monographs and technical-scientific-based papers.
- LOUISiana Digital Library - Consists of a number of collections including the Frances B. Johnston Photograph Collection of early American architecture.
- Making of America - Digital library of nineteenth century books and journal volumes is "particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology" and is a good place to look for primary sources. This digitization project was undertaken at both the University of Michigan and Cornell University with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Search both collections; the Michigan collection consists of imprints between 1850 and 1877 and "currently contains approximately 9,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints." You can browse by subject, author, and title. The Cornell collection, which covers the period of 1840 - 1900 "provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles." You can browse periodical titles at Cornell and Michigan. The Nineteenth Century in Print the Making of America in Periodicals, "presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library" and is part of the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress. A gift from University of Michigan alumnus Lawrence Portnoy has funded the digitization of over 300 volumes relating to New York City history with a fascinating array of titles. Here are a few of the Portnoy titles:
Who's Who of the Chinese in New York (1873),
Lillian Wald's The House on Henry Street (1915),
the Preliminary Report of the Factory Investigating Commission (1912), [as well as the Second (1913) and Fourth (1915) reports],
Recollections of a New York Chief of Police (1890) by George W. Walling,
Trees and Shrubs of Central Park (c1903) and
Wages and Regularity of Employment in the Dress and Waist Industry of New York City (1915).
- Marine Biological Laboratory - Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In the MBL/WHOI Special Collections Library you'll find the full-text of The Development of the Squid (1880) by W. K. Brooks, Medusae from the Maldive Islands (1904) by H. B. Bigelow and plates from Natuurkundige Verlustigingen (1778), Martinus Slabber's landmark book describing marine invertebrate larvae.
- Marx and Engels Internet Archive - Includes the full-text of The Condition of the Working Class in England by Frederick Engels (English translation).
- Master Works of Western Civilization
- MATEO - Mannheimer Texte Online - Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim
- Medieval [Icelandic] Literature - Harpa Hreinsdottir
- Memoria Digital Library - Provides addess to digitized Medieval manuscripts and Czech documents from the National Library of the Czech Republic. Contains over 30,000 records, including over 1500 digital documents. Try an advanced search for idNo XVI A 16 (Pražský misál), an 823 page manuscript, fully digitized.
- Memory of the Netherlands - "Access to more than twenty digital collections from an equal number of heritage institutions" provided by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) There are over 330,913 objects in the collection consisting of paintings, drawings, posters, pamphlets, atlases, films and audiovisual productions.
- MetaLab - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. With Collections Index.
- Michigan County Histories - "The Michigan County Histories collection is a collaborative effort of Michigan's Council of Library
Directors. The collection is projected to provide access to 192 histories dating from 1866 to 1926. There are 202 volumes in 170 titles currently online." One of the titles in the collection is
Historic Michigan, land of the Great Lakes; its life, resources, industries, people, politics, government, wars, institutions, achievements, the press, schools and churches, legendary and prehistoric lore (1924) by George N. Fuller, which contains a chapter on the Indian Treaty of Saginaw, pp. 271-286.
- Middle English Compedium - Although much of the site is available to subscribers only, the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, with fifty-four texts, is available to the general public. (Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan.)
- Million Book Project - "The goal of The Million Book Project is to digitize a million books by 2005." See also Carnegie Mellon Libraries Frequently Asked Questions About the Million Book Project.
- Minerva - Web Preservation Project consists of Election 2002 Web Archive, September 11 Web Archive,
- Le Ministère de la culture et de la communication - The French Minister of Culture has a list of searchable Bases de données patrimoniales.
- Model Editions Partnership: Historical Editions in the Digital Age - Purpose is "to explore ways of creating editions of historical documents which meet the standards scholars traditionally use in preparing printed editions." Includes First Federal Congress, Ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Papers of Henry Laurens, Papers of Margaret Sanger, Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln Legal Papers and Papers of Nathanael Greene.
- Muisti - Helsinki University Library project to digitize the Finnish National Collection will consist of text, pictures, manuscripts and maps. A search for Oulu, for example, returns seven results: 3 manuscripts, 2 printed texts, a map and a picture. You can also browse by author, title, date or index term.
- MICHAEL Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe
- Naked Word: Public Domain eBooks and eText - With list of Full Library. This site places no restrictions on the use or redistribution of the files. (Can also be acessed at http://www.nakedword.org/.)
- Munich Digitisation Centre Digital Collections - The Digital Library Department of the Bavarian State Library. See Extended Overview which provides, in English, descriptions of the various digitized collections.
- National Academies Press - Has more than 2,500 free online books available in a variety of versions, including scanned pages in image format, hypertext HTML books, and as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Searchable and indexed by subject. Among the Recent titles are Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility (2003), Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality (2003), Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics (2003, Secret Agents: The Menace of Emerging Infections (2002), Mountains of Madness: A Scientist's Odyssey in Antarctica (2001), Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends...and Pseudoscience Begins (2001) and Reefscape: Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef (2001). There is a Discovery Engine which "which extracts pertinent information from every search result, and integrates new "knowledge discovery" tools into a unified interface." Here is a result for a search on global warming. There is also information about the Open Book Interface. Archives of Issues in Science & Technology are also available in full-text.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information: Bookshelf - Searchable collection of biomedical books made available by NCBI, a division of the National Library of Medicine.
- National Diet Library: Electronic Library - Rare Books Image Database - "Colorful images (approx. 23,000 items) from the collections of the NDL published mostly in the Edo Period. Image data can be searched and enjoyed." (In Japanese only.)
- National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency database of more than 7,000 full-text EPA documents from the early 1990's to the present. You can search or browse the Special Collections.
- National Library of Canada Electronic Collection - Allows you to Search or browse by Subject (Dewey Number. The 800s section has links to literature and language resources.
- National Library of Canada - Inventory of Canadian Digital Initiatives - Searchable or browsable by resource name, organization, subject, province, genre, type of material, organization type and project status. The Canadian Illustrated News digital initiative provides a "selection of almost 4000 images of people, places and events across Canada and around the world taken from the popular 19th-century magazine" published in Montreal, Quebec.
- National Library of Wales Digital Mirror
- Sound and Video
- Welsh Biography
- National Park Service - Park Histories
- National Science Digital Library - National Science Foundation.
- National Transportation Library - You can browse this U.S. Department of Transportation collection by topic. The bicycle section, for example, has links to over 90 items, including many articles on helmuts and bike paths.
- < href="http://www.langzeitarchivierung.de/index.php">nestor - "erman Network of expertise in Digital long-term preservation."
- NET Bible - Biblical Studies Foundation's New English Translation is "the first completely new translation of the Bible to be done in the age of the Internet." (For a review of the site see Beta-testing the Bible in the December 10, 1998 Web Citations column in Atlantic Unbound.)
- Networked Digital Library of Digital Theses and Dissertations - Virginia Tech. Browse by department or author. Access to some theses may be restricted. Gregory Stewart Halich's paper on Equity Issues in Farmland Preservation is available in pdf format.
- New Hampshire State Papers - "An invaluable source of New Hampshire history" these papers were compiled by Frank C. Meyers in February, 2004. There are forty volumes, published between 1867 and 1943 and edited by Nathaniel Bouton, Isaac W. Hammond, Albert Stillman Batchellor, Henry Harrison Metcalf and Otis Grand Hammond. (New Hampshire Division of Archives and Records Management.)
- New York Public Library Digital Library Collection
- New York State Historical Literature - Cornell University Library
- Historical New York Times Project: Chapter 2: The Civil War Years 1860-1866 - Carnegie Mellon University and Seagate Technology have digitized the complete text of every issue of The New York Times from 1860-1866.
- New Zealand Digital Library - Collections include Computer Science Technical Reports, MeDoc (German technical reports), Computists' Communique, Oxford Text Archive, Project Gutenberg Collection, HCI Bibliography; University of Waikato
- Nineteenth Century Documents Project - Furman University project "will include accurate transcriptions of many important and representative primary texts from nineteenth century American history, with special emphasis on those sources that shed light on sectional conflict and transformations in regional identity."
- 19th-Century German Stories - Robert Godwin-Jones provides this "selection of short narrative works in German from the late 18th to the end of the 19th centuries, featuring verified texts from documented editions and, whenever possible, English translations". The collection consists of works by Wilhelm Busch, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Joseph von Eichendorff, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jeremias Gotthelf, Die Brüder Grimm, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Heinrich Hoffmann, Gottfried Keller, Heinrich von Kleist, Novalis, Friedrich Schiller and Ludwig Tieck.
- The Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Books and Periodicals - "Twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress. They include literary and political magazines, as well as Scientific American, Manufacturer and Builder, and Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry. The longest run is for The North American Review, 1815-1900." Other titles include Atlantic Monthly and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, the United States Democratic Review, and the American Missionary.
- North American Slave Narratives - Listed by author. (From Documenting the American South.)
- OAIster - "Collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources...that are easily searchable by anyone." A University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service. On 23 November 2005 there were "6,073,500 records from 572 institutions."
- Worldcat - "1.2 billion items available here."
- OCLC CONTENTdm - "Search or browse a sampling of the thousands of collections..." This is such an incredibly rich resource that I'm almost reluctant to publicize it. It will lead you to all sorts of gems. Take a look, for example, at the Digital Library of Appalachia and try a search for banjo, interview or Cherokee
- OCLC Publications and Presentations: Digital Collections - Annotated list of digital collections.
- Digital Content Management Services
- eContent Collections
- CONTENTdm collection of collections - Searchable catalog
- Mining for Digital Resources: Identifying and Characterizing Digital Materials in WorldCat - By Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Brian Lavoie and Ed O’Neill, OCLC Research, Forthcoming in Currents and Convergence—Navigating the Rivers of Change: Proceedings of the ACRL 12th National Conference, April 7-10, 2005, Minneapolis, Minn.
- Usage of the 856 MARC Field: A Sample
- Ohio State University Press - Full text of more than 80 titles available online. You can browse by author and title. Online titles include:
- "Making the America of Art": Cultural Nationalism and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers - By Naomi Z. Sofer, c2005.
- Muse in the Machine: American Fiction and Mass Publicity - By Mark Conroy, c2004.
- Detecting the Nation: Fictions of Detection and the Imperial Venture - By Caroline Reitz, c2004.
- Banksters, Bosses and Smart Money: A Social History of the Great Toledo Bank Crash of 1931 - By Timothy Messer-Kruse, c2004.
- High Stakes: Big Time Sports and Downtown Redevelopment - By Timothy Jon Curry, Kent Schwirian and Rachael A. Woldoff, c2004.
- Online Books Page - John Mark Ockerbloom's site includes links to more than 19,000 English works in various formats and allows you to search or browse by author, title, subject and serial. There's a page of new listings.
- Online Archive of California - See also Calisphere
- Online Library of Liberty - "1,200 titles and over 400 authors." It's Searchable and the titles are diverse: Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800-1859), Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 12 vols. (1776), The Works of Alexander Hamilton (12 vols), The American Commonwealth by Viscount James Bryce (1838-1922), Madame de Staël's Considérations sur les principaux événemens de la Révolution française, 3 vols. (1818), The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Machiavelli's
The Arte of Warre.
- Online Literature Library: an Online Library of Literature - Knowledge Matters Ltd provides Classics in the public domain from Balzac to Wells in a large-type, readable format.
- Online Medieval & Classical Library - Douglas B. Killings has assembled "a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization."
- Online Publisher Challenges Copyright Law - Carl S. Kaplan, Cyber Law Journal, New York Times on the Web, January 15, 1999.
- Open Content Alliance - "The Open Content Alliance (OCA) represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content."
- Open Library - “project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation.”
- Accessible Book
- ORB - Online Reference Materials for Medieval Studies
- Oregon State University Digital Collections
- Origo - "Poetry, fiction, non-fiction and miscellaneous texts, mostly classics or other historically or culturally interesting documents." (Karl-Erik Tallmo)
- Ouébographie Poétique - Excellent collection of links to French poetry resources is provided by éditions du Moulin Veste. (See also their Florilège: Anthologie hypertextuelle de la Poésie Française).
- Our Roots / Nos Racines - Canadian local histories online. Searchable and browsable.
- Oxford Digital Library - Provides links to Digital Initatives at Oxford University Available Online
- Oxford Shakespeare - 1914 Oxford edition, edited by W. J. Craig of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare with the text of 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse. Fully searchable. From Bartleby.com.
- Oxford Text Archive Home Page - OTA was founded in 1976 and is one of the oldest and best-known electronic text centres in the world. Currently distributes more than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages. Although a limited number of texts are actually available online the OTA is "currently in the process of allowing many more of it's freely available holdings to be downloaded immediately." The Catalogue is full-text searchable and also has an advanced search option. Once located you can also search within texts. (Note: to access full-text you must agree to terms and conditions by checking a box. You may be intimidated, as DL was, by the choices of download formats.)
- PADI - Preserving Access to Digital Information - Subject gateway to international digital preservation resources developed by the National Library of Australia.
- Papers of Sir Joseph Banks - Sir Joseph Banks was a botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage of exploration into the Pacific region between 1768 and 1771. Digitized collection consists of "10,000 manuscript pages and include correspondence, principally letters received, but also reports, invoices and accounts, journals, plus a small quantity of maps, charts and watercolours." (State Library of New South Wales). Among the watercolours is one of Norfolk Island,
- Paris: Capital of the 19th Century - "Initiated by the French Studies and Comparative Literature Departments of Brown University, provides a window into the cultural, political and social context of 19th century Parisian culture. It offers online access to pictorial works and texts selected from the collections of the Art Slide Library, the Rockefeller Library and the John Hay Library at Brown University."
- The Past in Your Pocket: Digital Heritage Print Collections in Canada and Abroad, Searcher, September 2002, vol. 10, issue 18, p. 54. David Mattison has located and described a wide variety of digitization projects around the world. Unfortunately this particular article is not available online unless you have access to a full-text subscription database such as WilsonSelect, InfoTrac OneFile, Expanded Academic or Proquest. The British Columbia Digital Library Guide, maintained by Mattison, is also a valuable resource. The same issue of Searcher does provide the full-text of Marylaine Block's Doing It Right: How Some Universities Encourage the Creation of Prime Research Web Sites
- Penn State Libraries: Digital Resources Center - Projects and materials in the Collections include Cesar Ripa's Iconologia and The English Emblem Book Project which has scanned pages from Sixteenth and Seventeenth century emblem books which are Full-Text Searchable. For an example of a page see A High Matter ina Loe House from The heroicall devises of M. Claudius Paradin. (A similar resource is the University of Newfoundland's Alciato's Book of Emblems.)
- Perseus Project - Tufts University Classics Department provides over 380 annotated
texts, in Greek and in translation. Highlights include the Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe: An Electronic Edition, Latin Texts, with English translations and Ancient Greek Texts, with English translations
- Piers Plowman Electronic Archive - Hoyt N. Duggan, IATH, University of Virginia.
- La petite bibliothèque de France [L'Espace Culturel] - Electronic texts, biographies, bibliographies, and images.
- Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection - University of Virginia project "identified, digitized, transcribed, preserved, created enhanced searching options, and now provides worldwide access via the Web to 5,500 original documents, photographs, and artifacts in the Health Sciences Library's archive on Walter Reed and yellow fever."
- Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910 - Library of Congress collection of 138 full-texts which portray the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, colonial archival documents, and other works. Browsable by author,
subject and keyword searchable. Some of the titles in the collection include Summer on the Lakes (1843) by Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1878) [by Olive Gilbert] and
Trouting on the Brulé River, or, Lawyers' summer-wayfaring in the northern wilderness (1879), by John Lyle King. (American Memory Project).
- Poésie française - French poetry from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
- Poetry Library of Babel - Link collection and guide to poetry resources on the Interne, presently including over 700 poets from over 50 countries, assembled by a team in Finland consisting of Saku Heinänen, Timo Lappalainen, Tommi Parkko, Reija Tanninen and Tero Valkone. (Last updated 8 February 1998.)
- Presidential Libraries - The National Archives and Records Administration has provided an Overview of the Presidential Libraries system, as well as links to the twelve libraries and contact information, hours, and admission costs.
- La Presse Quotidienne - 19th and 20th century newspaper digitization project of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. See Le dossier de presse: Deux siecles de journaux en ligne. For example, front page headlines in La Croix include
"L'Allemagne ayant attaque la Pologne, la mobilisation generale est decretee en France" (September 2, 1939) and
La Belgique, La Hollande, Le Luxembourg ont subi l'agression de l'Allemagne (May 11, 1940). Newspapers digitized so far include:
- La Croix (1880-1968)
- Figaro: journal non politique - With supplement litteraire
- Le Gaulois (1868-1929)
- L'Humanite (1904-1939)
- Le Journal des debats
- Journal de l'Empire
- Ouest-Eclair - editions de Rennes, Caen et Nantes
- Le Petit Parisien - "et son supplement hebdomadaire"
- La Presse - Paris. See dates available
- Le Temps
- Preventing an e-book Napster: Book publishers turn page on security - Mary Jo Foley, MSNBC, August 8, 2000.
- Project Gutenberg - Michael Hart's huge undertaking to digitize public domain texts now contains over 6267 e-texts, primarily books published before 1923. The site is searchable and browsable by author or title.
- Primary Sources - Search for the following terms or phrases (combined with a subject): calendar of, papers, letterbook, letter book, letter-books, order-book, out-letters, writings of, journal of, letters from, collection, archives, an account of, log(s) of, ship's logs, log entries, documents relating to, unpublished documents, unpublished manuscript(s), memoir(s) of, letters and papers relating to, selected papers, diary, diaries, account book(s), correspondence of, mercantile letter book, records, story of, saga of, life and letters of, life and correspondence of, sources, source book, manuscripts, regimental histories, personal narratives, anecdotes, field-book, reports and dispatches, cartulary, cartularies, charters, grants, registers, autography document, autograph draft, autograph letter, diplomatic correspondence, court-martial of, trial of, minutes and resolutions, compendium, Orders and muster reports, muster rolls, Regimental order book, transcripts, transcriptions....
- Primary Sources at Yale
- Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834 - "Fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court." Also known as the Old Bailey Sessions Papers. See Digitizing the Hanging Court by Guy Gugliotta, Smithsonian, April, 2007, pp. 66-75.
- Project Runeberg - Nordic literature, Linköping University, Sweden. With index by author, title and subject. Highlights include:
- Sheet music
- Botanical illustrations
- Portraits by Carl Larsson - See his
Greta & Dora Nora (1891),
Dora Lamm med söner (1903) and
Self Portrait (1895).
- Proyecto Biblioteca Digital Argentina - Browse by author or title.
- Publicationes Digitales: Libros
- Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States - New volume added to the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States (William J. Clinton, 1995, Vol. 1).
- PubMed Central - Free archive of life sciences journals
- Ranking Web of World Repositories
- Religious and Sacred Texts - Links to full-text resources collected by David A. Wiley, II
- Renaissance Electronic Texts - Ian Lancashire, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, University of Toronto
- Renascence Editions: Works Printed in English, 1477-1799 - Richard Bear, University of Oregon. Includes full-text of the1596 edition of Spencer's Fairie Queene, the 1667 edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost, 37 plays of Shakespeare and a number of other early texts.
- Representative Poetry On-line - Over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century, indexed by poet, first line, date, keyword. Also includes prose and verse criticism of poetry. (Department of English, University of Toronto.)
- RERO Digital Library - Library Network of Western Switzerland
- ResearchIndex (NECI Scientific Literature Digital Library) - Describes itself as "Earth's largest free full-text index of scientific literature."
- RLG DigiNews - "Bimonthly Web-based newsletter focused on issues of vital interest to managers of digital initiatives." Includes full-text archives back to 1997. (IRIS Research Department of Cornell University Libraries)
- Rutgers University Digital Depository
- The Origin of New Jersey Place Names - Reissued by New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Originally compiled [in 1938?] by workers of the Federal Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of New Jersey. 33 pages.
- Sanskrit Texts and Stotras - Dale Steinhauser's site contains a wide variety of Sanskrit texts and stotras in pdf format. Most of the texts are in Devanagari script with English translation. You can also hear Vedic Pundits recite various Sanskrit and Vedic texts in Audio Recordings of Sanskirt Texts.
- Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image - University of Pennsylvania Library. Projects include the Furness Shakespeare Library, Women's Studies: Manuscript Diaries, Science, the Occult and Religion, Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Collection, images of scientists, laboratories, and scientific apparatus, and the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School Corporate Annual Reports Collection (in PDF format).
- Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography - Selected articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts; Charles W. Bailey, Jr., University of Houston Libraries.
- Searchebooks.com - Locate e-texts. A search, for Charolotte Bronte, for example, located 102 matches.
- Selecció de poesia catalana
- SETIS Australian Electronic Texts - Consists of Literary and Historical Texts, over 100 general literary and historical texts from the early days of European exploration and settlement until the early 20th century, Forest Flora of New South Wales, 8 volumes of text published originally from 1902 to 1924 by Joseph Henry Maiden, with accompanying plates and photographs, as well as Professor John Anderson's Lecture Notes 1927-55 and poetry by John Tranter. (University of Sydney Library.)
- Sherpa - "Investigating issues in the future of scholarly communication. It is developing open-access institutional repositories in a number of research universities to facilitate the rapid and efficient worldwide dissemination of research."
- Repositories and Service Providers
- Small Anthology of Poems - Seamus Cooney, English Department, Western Michigan University.
- Smithsonian Institution Libraries Digital Collections - Project to issue digital editions of science, technology and natural history rare books. See the Biodiversity Heritage Library Collections from Smithsonian Libraries:
- Prodromus in Systema Historicum Testaceorum (1795)
- Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum (1578)
- Astronomiæ instauratæ mechanica (1602)
- Systema Saturnium (1659)
- Description Botanique du Chiranthodendron (1805)
- Verzeichniss meiner Insecten-Sammlung (1796)
- Simiarum et Vespertilionum Brasiliensium species novae (1823)
- François Nicolas Martinet's Ornithologie [1773-1792]
- American Silurian Crinoids (1926) - by Frank Springer, Plates begin on p. 181.
- The Avifauna of Laysan and the neighbouring islands with a complete history to date of the birds of the Hawaiian possession (1893-1900) by Walter Rothschild. Among the plates: "A months supply of albatross' eggs. Laysan Island."
- Southern Historical Collection - Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. "large-scale digitization program that is designed to provide online access to entire manuscript collections or to substantial portions of collections."
- Prudhomme Family Papers 1765-1997
- George Anderson Mercer Diary, 1851-1889
- Southern Methodist University's Central University Libraries: Digital Collections
- Spain, the United States, and The American Frontier: Historias Paralelas - "Examines the history of Spanish expansion into North America from Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas across the continent through Louisiana and Texas to the Southwest, California, and as far as Alaska." A digital collaboration of the National Library of Spain, the Biblioteca Columbina y Capitular of Seville and the Library of Congress, the Digital Collections include texts, maps, manuscripts, photographs and prints.
- Spectator Project - March, April and May, 1711 issues of the daily periodical edited by Addison and Steele which had an important influence on the manners and culture of the time. (Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities, Rutgers University.)
- STARN - Scots Teaching And Research Network - Scottish authors; University of Glascow.
- State of Wisconsin Collection - "Brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development."
- SurLaLune Fairy Tales - Librarian and researcher Heidi Anne Heiner has collected, annotated and enhanced 17 fairy tales. Cinderella, for example, has illustrations, history, similar tales from other cultures, modern intrepretations, annotations and a bibliography.
- Swedish Imprints Before 1700 - Now available in English, the project contains approximately 1,500 pages of text from KB's (the Royal Library of Sweden) collection of publications preceding the year 1700, accompanied by bibliographic description and commentary on their content and authorship.
- Teatro de los Siglos de Oro: Banco de Textos Teatrales
- Text-e.org - "Virtual symposium dedicated to investigating the impact of the Web on reading, writing and the diffusion of knowledge." There's a new conference every two weeks which can be downloaded to the Ebook Player. (In French, Italian and English.)
- Thèses et mémoires en ligne - Université de Strasbourg. In ULP Thesis you can browse by year, subject and author.
- Responses to breeding constraints in Adélie penguins - By Michaël Jean-Jacque Beaulieu, 2010.
- La reconstruction du Rwanda 13 ans après le génocide: le Rwanda se dirige t'il vers une nouvelle guerre? - By Caroline Saur, 12 July 2007.
- Documentary cinema in Black Africa: from colonial to African documentary (1899 - 1985) - By Maria Loftus, 3 March 2010.
- Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library - University of Toronto. Digital Collections include:
- The Barren Lands
- Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides
- Canadian Printer & Publisher
- The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin
- Wenceslaus Hollar Digital Collection
- Triptych A Digital Initiative of Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore College Libraries - "Draws from four repositories — Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections; the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, which focuses on social reform and issues of peace; and the Haverford College Library Special Collections, which shares with the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College the stewardship of the records of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends."
- UBdigit - University at Buffalo interdisciplinary multi-media digital collections.
- Universal Library - Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University.
- University of New Brunswick Libraries' Electronic Text Centre
- Toward on-line, worldwide access to Vatican Library materials - IBM is working with the Vatican Library to digitize over 20,000 documents from its rare manuscripts collection. (IBM Journal of Research & Development, Vol. 40, No. 2).
- UNESCO/IFLA Directory of Digitized Collections - Listing of major digitized heritage collections and on-going digitization programmes worldwide.
- Universal Library Project - Carnegie Mellon University. "The mission of the Universal Library Project is to start a worldwide movement to make available on the Internet all the authored works of mankind so that anyone can access these works from any place at any time."
- University of Arizona Library's Southwest Electronic Text Center - Their projects include the Bisbee Deportation of 1917, Borderman: the Memoirs of Federico José María Ronstadt and Tubac Through Four Centuries: An Historical Resume and Analysis by Henry F. Dobyns.
- University of California Press E-Editions - Electronic versions of nearly sixty books in the fields of International Studies, Classics, Literature, History, Anthropology, Politics, and Religious Studies.
- University of Chicago Press - Provides Excerpts and online essays.
- Urban Planning, 1794-1918: An International Anthology of Articles, Conference Papers, and Reports - Primary source material for the study of how urban planning developed up to the end of World War I. Selected, edited, and provided with headnotes by John W. Reps, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University. Search by keyword or browse by subject, author or date.
- United States General Accounting Office - Provides a list of recent reports, arranged by title and subject.
- US Historical Documents - A Chronology of US Historical Documents - University of Oklahoma Law Center.
- United States Military Academy Digital Library
- University of South Florida Digital Collections
- University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
- Victorian Women Writer's Project - Indiana University Libraries project to digitize works by British women writers of the 19th century, accessible by author. Texts include Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (c1877), edited by Maria Weston Chapman (Martineau was one of the foremost English intellectuals of her day), Edith Nesbit's The Railway Children (1906) chronicling the adventures of the six Bastable children, and Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm (1883), a tragic novel of feminist protest.
- Virginia Tech Imagebase - Among the items in the database is the Civil War Collection. Virginia Tech's Digital Library & Archives also has EJournals, ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) and American Civil War Resources
- Virtual Library CILEA - Fabio Valenziano
- Virtuelle Allgemeinbibliothek
- Vivarium - "Digitized manuscripts, art, rare books, photographs, audio, video, and other resources from two Benedictine monastic and educational communities in central Minnesota." Among the digitized texts are The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ According to the Authorized Version of King James I with Decorations by Eric Gill, Golden Cockerel Press, 1931 with original maize buckram and quarter pigskin binding by Sangorski and Al-Coranus S. Lex Islamitica Muhammedis Felii Abdallae Pseudoprophetae, Ad optimorum Codicum fidem edita ex Museo Abraham Hinckelmanni, D., Hamburg, Schultzio-Schilleriana,1694. The collection is browsable by collection type: manuscript illuminations (4864), original drawings & paintings (48), photographs (402) etc.
- WWW Database of Chinese Buddhist Texts - Maintained by Christian Wittern, the database currently contains 4418 texts, in Chinese, by 1513 authors.
- WWW Virtual Library: Library Resources by Libraries and Librarians - Maintained by Anne Graham and Celestina Wroth, Reference Department, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington. Has an excellent annotated collection of links to Digital Libraries.
- WWW Virtual Library: History: Electronic Texts - European University Institute
- War Times Journal - Offers articles and archives relating to military history and military science. Includes an on-line edition of Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I memoirs, Fighting the flying circus.
- WATCH: Writers, Artists and their Copyright Holders (WATCH) - "Database containing primarily, but not exclusively, the names and addresses of copyright holders or contact persons for authors and artists whose archives are housed, in whole or in part, in libraries and archives in North America and the United Kingdom." Maintained jointly by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Reading.
- The Weald: the history, genealogy and topography of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex - "1st November 2007: contains information on 248,909 people, 8,395 places, 613 maps, 1,884 pictures, and 155 books."
- Sussex County Magazine
- Web Concordances - Shelley, Blake, Keats, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Hopkins (Department of English, University of Dundee.)
- Western European Specialists Section - A division of the ACRL, they provide links to Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature.
- World Health Organization: Rare Books on Plague, Smallpox and Epidemiology - Full-text (in pdf format) of 13 titles in Latin, English, French and Italian published between 1518 to 1834 in the WHO Rare Book Collection. English titles include A discourse upon the Plague (1722) by Sir Richard Blackmore, A practical treatise of the plague (1720) by Joseph Brown, A scheme for Proper Methods to be taken (1721) by Sir John Colbatch.
- Wisconsin Electronic Reader - Stories, essays, letters, poems, biographies, journals and tidbits from Wisconsin history. (A cooperative project of the University of Wisconsin General Library System and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in celebration of the sesquicentennial of Wisconsin statehood.
- Women's Travel Writing, 1830-1930 - Primary texts. Has list of Texts by Author.
- World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology Of Sacred Texts - "Collection contains over 4000 scriptural passages from 268 sacred texts and 55 oral traditions, and is organized in terms of 164 different themes. This text is the result of a five-year project involving the collaboration of an international team of 40 recognized scholars representing all the major religious traditions of the world. This archive contains the complete text of the original hardbound version." (Published by International Religious Foundation, Paragon House, New York, 1991, 914 pages.)
- Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 - Collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography which attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. Project of the Indiana University Digital Library Program. There are currently 2,887 volumes included (2,109 unedited, 778 fully edited and encoded) by 1,394 authors. You can search the full-text. Wright "listed a total of 2,923 titles in adult fiction, including "novels, novelettes, romances, short stories, tall tales, tract-like tales, allegories, and fictitious biographies and travels, in prose" (from the introduction), and inventoried 18 American libraries for holdings. This compilation is part of his three-volume set listing American fiction from 1774 through 1900, and is still considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries."