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General & Multidisciplinary Collections
- AKAMAC E-texts
A portal with links to full text works on topics such as philosophy, economics and politics. Includes books and other items such as papers, letters, etc. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order by author.
- Early American Imprints, Series I
Virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in early America, covering all aspects of American life in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Early American Imprints, Series II
Books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America during the first two decades of the 19th century, along with federal, state, and territorial government papers and the works of many European authors reprinted for the American public.
- Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is a searchable full-text database of 138,000 digitized titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800, based on the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) and drawn from the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private, and public libraries worldwide. The collection includes virtually every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
- Electronic Text Center: University of Virginia
Over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center, including classic British and American fiction, children's literature, American history, African-American documents, the Bible, and much more. Scroll down to search or browse.
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations (UGA)
University of Georgia Electronic Theses and Dissertations is a collection of the theses and dissertations submitted electronically to the Graduate School at the University of Georgia since the summer of 1999. Some dissertations may not be viewable from off campus. The author of a dissertation or thesis, in conjunction with his or her major professor, makes the determination if the work will be publicly available.
The digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Gallica currently offers approximately 90,000 volumes in image format (digital photographs of pages), 1,200 volumes in searchable text format, 500 sound recordings, and 80,000 still images. In French.
- Google Book Search
Search the full text of books online. If a book is still under copyright, Google will display information about it, and often a few sample pages. If it is out of copyright, you will be able to page through the entire book. Check 'full view books' to limit to books available in full text.
A collection of over 15,000 non-fiction electronic books on a wide range of topics.
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Full text theses and dissertations from across the US, submitted by the authors.
- The Online Books Page
Index of more than a million works in various formats, from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free e-books on the Internet, and now offers 19,000 titles.
- Sabin Americana 1500-1926
Full-text books, serials, and other documents about the Americas published between 1500 and the early 20th century.