Provides online access to descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. Helpful for finding historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives. Researchers can learn about the contents of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials or order copies. Subject strengths of the database include History, Humanities, Art & Architecture, Social Sciences and Genealogy.
Texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Includes: A Digitized Library of Southern Literature, Beginnings to 1920; First-Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920; North American Slave Narratives, Beginnings to 1920; The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865; The Church in the Southern Black Community, Beginnings to 1920; The North Carolina Experience, Beginnings to 1940.
A collection of primary sources (original accounts, letters, logbooks, diaries and journals) from early North America that have descriptions of North America, either its natural features or interactions among various cultural groups - including Native Americans, and Europeans. Date range: 1534-1860.
A digitized collection of 150,000 English and foreign language books, pamphlets, broadsides and other ephemera published in the U.K. and the Americas between 1701 and 1800. Content is presented as full text page images which can be viewed online or downloaded as PDF documents. With full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.
The collection is an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), a machine-readable union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private, and public libraries worldwide. Search interface: Gale InfoTrac.
OAIster is a union catalog of more than 23 million records representing digital resources from open-archive collections worldwide. The records lead to materials including digitized (scanned) books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files (wav, mp3), video files (mp4, QuickTime), photographic images (jpeg, tiff, gif), datasets (downloadable statistics files.)
Over 1,000 contributors. OAIster provides access to the digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.