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Digital Collections: Gateway Websites

How to find free collections of books, articles, and research papers on the Internet.


This guide will help you locate collections of digitized books, articles, and research papers on the Internet.

Here are some ways in which these resources can help you with your research:

  1. Primary sources, such as letters, diaries, and historical documents that can give you insight into historical events and periods
  2. Photographs and artwork that can be incorporated into your presentations and papers
  3. Literary works from ancient to modern times
  4. Cutting-edge research papers that reflect the latest research in the natural and social sciences


These websites serve as portals into enormous collections of digital content, including texts, images, and audio-visual works.  Their content spans a wide range of disciplines.

IMLS Digital Content Gateway
Search the digital collections of numerous museums, libraries, and archives that have received grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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