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Internet History Sourcebooks Projects
"...are collections of public domain and copy-permitted
historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or
excessive layout) for educational use."
His various sourcebooks include some of the largest collections
of subject specific online textual sources.
Edited by Paul Halsall, Fordham University

Cornell University Library - Historical Monographs
"...is a collection of selected monographs with expired copyrights chosen from a variety of disciplines. These were monographs that were brittle and decaying and in need of rescue ...Our collection [that is available for viewing] consists of 456 General monographs ; 576 Math books ; 691 New York State Historical pamphlets and monographs."

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
"This site features links to online exhibitions that have been created by libraries, archives, and historical societies, as well as to museum online exhibitions with a significant focus on library and archival materials."
- A Project of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries

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AfricaFocus
Sights and Sounds of a Continent
"The immediate goal of this project is to provide the general public with a selection of the images and sounds that have been contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the hope that this will enhance the study and understanding of the many facets of the African continent. It brings together images captured on slides and in photographs as well as sound recordings on reel-to-reel and audio cassette that have been reproduced and stored on digital files accessible by any computer of a reasonable minimum capacity. This allows for patrons of the electronic library to experience these materials directly, or to use them to create presentations using a common digital format. It enables the academic and non-academic audience alike to move beyond the blackboard and the book as the primary means of conveying information and engenders an understanding that goes beyond the printed word."

Center for World Indigenous Studies
"Our goal is to present the online community with the greatest possible access to Fourth World documents and resources. The Fourth World Documentation Project is an online library of texts which record and preserve our peoples' struggles to regain their rightful place in the international community."
Includes Tribal and Inter-Tribal Resolutions and Papers; African Documents; U.N. Documents; Treaties; and documents from each region throughout the world

Hanover Texts and Documents Project
A very well organized and extensive collection of electronic resources for historians of all levels.
- Hanover College History Department

HistoricalVoices.org
"The purpose of Historical Voices is to create a significant, fully searchable online database of spoken word collections spanning the 20th century - the first large-scale repository of its kind. Historical Voices will both provide storage for these digital holdings and display public galleries that cover a variety of interests and topics."
- Part of the Digital Library Initiative II

The History Guide
"...has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college. The purpose of The History Guide is to better prepare yourself for your history classes and to make your time in class more enjoyable and proficient. The History Guide contains the complete content of three undergraduate courses in European history which will certainly be of use to those of you studying such topics at the college level or in A.P. European history classes. Upon its completion, The History Guide will contain more than seventy lectures in European history from ancient Sumer to the fall of Soviet-style communism in 1989."
By Steven Kreis

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
"This site features links to online exhibitions that have been created by libraries, archives, and historical societies, as well as to museum online exhibitions with a significant focus on library and archival materials."
- A Project of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Library of Congress

Model Editions Partnership
Historical Editions in the Digital Age
"The Model Editions Partnership is a consortium of seven historical editions which has joined forces with leaders of the Text Encoding Initiative and the Center for Electronic Text in the Humanities. The participants have developed a 'prospectus' setting forth editorial guidelines for publishing historical documents in electronic form. They are now developing a series of SGML demonstration models."

Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
"This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on the following slave trade topics from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: records of slave ship movement between Africa and the Americas, slave ships of eighteenth century France, slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, Virginia slave trade in the eighteenth century, English slave trade (House of Lords Survey), Angola slave trade in the eighteenth century, internal slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, slave trade to Havana, Cuba, Nantes slave trade in the eighteenth century, and slave trade to Jamaica."
Data and Program Library Service (DPLS), University of Wisconsin

Using Primary Sources on the Web
"This brief guide is designed to provide students and researchers with information to help them evaluate the internet sources and the quality of primary materials that can be found online."
Sections include: What are Primary Sources? ; Finding Primary Sources on the Web ; Evaluating Primary Source Web Sites ; Citing Web Sites.
Written by the American Library Association - Reference and User Services Association - History Section.

Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World
"This exhibition traces how women and men have, over the space of several thousand years of Western culture, imagined, depicted, described, and created new versions of ideal societies. It seeks to show as well that the history of these places is inseparable from the histories of the people, cultures, and periods that gave birth to them. For each individual dream is really the refracted image of a specific moment in time, an imaginary construct in which specific problems of the concrete world are resolved and happiness ó that most elusive of goals ó is attained...Utopia is the result of a collaborative effort between two of the worldís great libraries, the BibliothËque nationale de France and The New York Public Library.


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