Fables in English, Latin & Greek
|The Alex Catalogue
of Electronic Texts
||A collection of public domain documents from Western philosophy as well
as from American and English literature.
| AL Islam
||Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project
||Special collection of digitized texts about the American Civil War from
the Electronic Text Center (University of Virginia).
||The Library of Congress' effort to digitize and deliver electronically,
its distinctive, historical Americana holdings, including photographs, manuscripts,
rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures. Currently there are
over 70 collections in the American Memory Historical Collections.
|arXiv.org: e-Print archive
|| Cornell; Open access to 548,406 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, and Statistics
||Yale Law School; documents in Law, History and Diplomacy from Hammurabi to the 20th century.
Baldwin Library of Children's Literature Digital Collection
|| University of Florida Smathers Library
|| Special exhibit of books from the Online Books Page (University
of Pennsylvania Digital Library) that have been the objects of censorship or
||This list includes electronic versions of bestsellers from 1900-1930.
The texts are either part of the Electronic Text Center's Modern English
collection, or items found at various other sites on the internet. This .com
bookstore site lists
bestsellers by decade from 1900-1999.
Bodleian Library (Oxford)
|| Approximately a thousand manuscript images from the 11th through 17th
|British Newspapers 1800-1900
|| Originally part of the British Museum's Collect Britain: Penny Illustrated Papers exhibit; the exhibit was rewritten as part of this new site. More difficult to navigate than the original, the site still contains unparalleled access to 19th century British newspapers.
|Catalogue of Digitized
Philosophical E-text Archive
|| The Archive is based at Wesleyan University
|Christian Classics Ethereal Library
|| Classic Christian texts in electronic format.
All text in the public domain. From Calvin College.
Historic American Newspapers
|| Library of Congress
|Civil War Women: Primary Sources
|| Links to manuscript collections at Duke University which have been scanned
and transcribed. Also links to other Civil War women's archival documents.
|Classics in the History of Psychology
|| site provides access to about
450 original documents and includes a topic bibliography to group related documents
|Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics, 1493-1922
|| Part of Harvard's Open Collections Program; Contagion is a thematically based open-access collection of texts and other digitized materials produced under the auspices of the Harvard University Library and selected from its collections--altogether this collection comprises some 500,000 pages from books, serials, pamphlets, engravings and other visual materials, broadsides and other illustrations.
|Cornell University Digital Library :
Windows on the Past
||Selected collections include:
||A project of the University of North
Carolina Libraries, includes collections such as the The Library of Southern Literature, and
North American Slave Narratives.
|Duke Collection of American Indian
|| provides access to
PDF images of original typewritten transcripts of hundreds of invaluable first-person accounts
of Native peoples representing all tribes in Oklahoma.
|Early Americas Digital Archive, 1492-c. 1802
|| Maryland Institute for Technology
in the Humanities
||A 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. Particularly strong in literature, women's history, native
studies, travel and exploration.
|Eserver.org Accessible Writing
||An e-text collection housed at the University of Iowa. It's focus has
expanded beyond literature to cultural criticism the site now includes more
than 35,000 items; contains many unique titles and collections.
Sources for European History
|| Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations; arranged by country;
University of Utah
|Expeditions & Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age
|| Part of Harvard's Open Collections Program; Expeditions & Discoveries, c. 1626-1953 is a thematically based open-access collection of texts and other digitized materials produced under the auspices of the Harvard University Library and selected from its collections.
|Folklore and Mythology
|| Electronic texts prepared by D.L. Ashliman, retired professor of the
University of Pittsburgh.
|Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library and Museum
|| Over 10,000 digitized documents.
|From Revolution to
||The main body of this hypertext comes from a number of USIA-publications
An Outline of American History, An Outline of the American
Economy, An Outline of American Government, and An Outline
of American Literature. The text of these Outlines has not been
changed, but they have been enriched with hypertext-links to relevant documents,
original essays, other Internet sites, and to other Outlines.
|| Presents the 1282 digitized pages of the Goettingen Gutenberg Bible, printed in c. 1454.
Site includes links to early printing history, illumination, and so on.
|HEARTH: Home Economics
Archive: Research, Tradition, History
core collection of digitized books published between 1850 and 1925
of Economic Thought Archive
||From McMaster University, an attempt to
gather all material for the study of the history of economics on one site.
|Historical Text Archive
||More than 700 articles, books, documents, photographs. Organized by
country and selected major topics.
Images from Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
||Images of manuscripts held by the Pierpoint Morgan Library . Images are provided in low, medium and high resolution.
|Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
|| Part of Harvard's Open Collections Program; Immigration is a thematically based open-access collection of texts and other digitized materials produced under the auspices of the Harvard University Library and selected from its collections--altogether this collection comprises some 400,000 pages from more than 2,200 books and 9,600 pages from archives and manuscript selections.
|Internet Library of Early
||ILEJ is a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham,
Leeds, Manchester and Oxford. It aims to digitise substantial runs of 18th
and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet,
together with their associated bibliographic data.
|Internet Encyclopedia of
||About 20 standard philosophical texts available in HTML and RTF formats;
however links to these texts are buried in the encyclopedia entries.
Generally, it is easier to use the IEP as a straightforward encyclopedia,
rather than a text finder.
|Islamic Heritage Project
|| Part of Harvard's Open Collections Program; Islamic Heritage Project is a thematically based open-access collection of texts and other digitized materials produced under the auspices of the Harvard University Library and selected from its collections. HUL has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published materials. Over 156,000 pages have been digitized from more than 280 manuscripts, 275 printed texts and 50 maps, ranging in date from the 10th Century to the 20th Century.
Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection
|LIBRO: Library of Iberian
|| A 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. Present focus is on ca.
500 to 1500.
| The Lied and Song Texts Page
||More than 2,000 composers, 90 languages, includes an index of first lines.
|Marxists Text Archive
||The archive is divided into three major sections: Marxist writers,
Marxist history, and reference materials. Includes materials of socialist
thinkers as well as strict Marxists.
|| U Michigan,
digital repository of math books from the 19th or early 20th centuries
|National Academy Press
||More than 1,500 reports from the National Academies are
available free online. Select Browse Topics for subject access.
|NSDL: The National Science Digital Library
|| supports all levels of education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
||Native American texts from the Electronic Text Center.
Museum; Univ. of Birmingham, UK
||Comprised of two parts; An analytical bibliography and a Library of
Humanistic Texts which includes links to Latin texts composed during
and after the Renaissance. The bibliography has approximately 1,500 items listed.
Libraries Digital Collections
||Project to issue digital editions of science, technology and natural history
rare books. Currently most of the collection is focused on anthropology,
ethnology and natural history.
|Text by or to Thomas
||Part of the Electronic Text Archive, a special collection of more than
1,700 items including manuscript images.
|Women Working, 1800-1930
|| Part of Harvard's Open Collections Program; Women Working is a thematically based open-access collection of texts and other digitized materials produced under the auspices of the Harvard University Library and selected from its collections--altogether this collection comprises some 650,000 pages from
more than 3,100 books and 900 archives and manuscript selections.
|World Scripture: A Comparative
Anthology of Sacred Texts
||Originally, published as a hardback book, this archives makes the text
and all supporting documentation available without charge. The collection
contains over 4,000 passages from 268 sacred texts and 55 oral traditions,
and is organized in terms of 164 different themes. The text is only
available in a very barebones ascii format.
|World Wide School Library
||More than 2,000 copyright free online texts of possible use to
educators at about the sixth grade and up, organized by subject, author, title,
accompanied with helpful notes. Be sure to read the "About" commentary as it
explains the collection policy parameters.