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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:
- Primary sources, such as letters, diaries, and historical documents that can give you insight into historical events and periods
- Photographs and artwork that can be incorporated into your presentations and papers
- Literary works from ancient to modern times
- 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.
Digital Public Library of America
Search and find digitized texts and images from the collections of museums, libraries, and archives from across America.
A portal to the digital collections of several hundred libraries, archives, and museums throughout Europe. It provides access to images, texts, sounds, and video that collectively reflect the European cultural heritage.
Google Book Project
Google has digitized large portions of several major university library collections and made them accessible through their search engine. Books not under copyright (including most published before 1922) can be read in their entirety.
Find out-of-copyright books available to view or download, as well as a variety of other digitized sources, government documents, and old websites.
A searchable meta-library of academically oriented, digital resources from over 1,000 collections. Included are digitized articles, images, audio files, movies, and data sets.
A portal to digitized materials about Australia, including newspapers, research, photographs, and primary source materials like letters and diaries.
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