This database (formerly called the History E-book Project) includes the complete contents of 2,800 high-quality humanities books from nearly 100 publishers and a working group of learned societies. About 500 works are to be added each year.
This database is used primarily for finding photographs from the Associated Press, but other information formats (audio, text, etc.) are accessible via the "More Media" options, near the top of the screen. The photography archive includes over 6 million photographs from the U.S. and elsewhere, all available moments after they move on the AP's spot photo system.
ARTFL, the implementation of the FRANTEXT database, consists of nearly 2,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.
Very useful compilation of documents, including "the only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Washington - Taft (1789-1913); Public Papers of the Presidents, Hoover to Bush (1929-1993); Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Clinton - G.W. Bush (1993-2006)." Also other documents, statistical data, audio and video archive.
Note: This is not an online database. When you click "Connect" above, it will lead you to the record for the CD-ROM.
Latin texts with translations in English, French, German, and Italian, chiefly from the following corpora: Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina; Corpus Christianorum. Continuatio Medievalis; Corpus Christianorum ecclesiasticorum Latinorum; Patrologiae cursus completus. Series Latina; Patrologiae Latinae supplementum; Sources chrétiennes; S. Bernardi opera omnia; and: Biblia sacra juxta vulgatam versionem.
The largest collection of writings by and about Charles Darwin ever assembled, with the majority of works online here for the first time. Includes handwritten manuscripts, the Beagle diary and notebooks, many publications from periodicals, and correspondence. Most documents include HTML text as well as a photo representation of the original document. A manuscript catalog may be searched here.
EEBO provides digital access to over 125,000+ literary and historical classics. All works are in full image format, meaning that images accurately reflect the way the works appeared in their original printed editions. Besides literary and historical works, the database also includes musical exercises, prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs, calendars, and many other primary resources. Funding was made possible by a gift from William Buice, Class of 1961.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) provides access to the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages, ECCO allows researchers new methods of access to publications in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.
About 70,000 humanities texts in thirteen languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.) . Some materials are available only at the University of Virginia.
Contains texts and commentary on over 3,000 documents, ranging from "presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions." Coverage begins with 1972. Much of the value of the database lies in CQ's analysis of the actual document, summarizing the history, issues, personalities, and controversies surrounding the item.
Specialized in storing and accessing "old" Web pages, with some coverage extending back to 1995. Includes over 30 billion pages.
As of January 2011, you also can use a new interface, which is still in the Beta test stage.
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Collection of government documents (over 1/2 million pages) on a "wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States." Many of the items have been de-classified and are available here for the first time.
The Library of Congress's index of manuscript collections in the U.S. (The texts of the manuscripts themselves may not be available electronically.)
The W&L library also has printed volumes dated 1959 to 1993.
OAIster (Open Archives Initiative) "harvests" collections of digital resources from nearly 300 academic and research-related institutions, now totaling over 23 million items.
It focuses on materials (reports, studies, other documents) created at respected academic and research institutions.
August 2012 brings a new interface for ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional).
W&L's subscription includes access to Serial Set documents dating back to 1789.
Still being published in paper form in the 21st century, the modern Serial Set is now almost exclusively a collection of Congressional reports and documents. However, for most of its history, it was much more than that, including hundreds of thousands of reports in a wide variety of subject areas from dozens of government agencies. Here is more information on the Serial Set.