Resources & Links
Bartleby.com - Includes works categorized as reference works, verse, fiction and non-fiction. “I’d prefer not to” miss this invaluable resource.
Electronic Text Center – Thousands of publicly accessible texts. A University of Virginia project.
Google Books – The massive, ongoing book digitization project. To limit your search to books available in full text, click on the “Full view” radio button.
Humanities Text Initiative - Includes poetry, prose and “The Making of America” (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in US social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. Another University of Michigan project.
Internet Archive – Founded to build an Internet library with the purpose of offering researchers, historians, and students universal, permanent access to historical collections now in digital format. The site includes texts, audio, moving images, software, and archived web pages.
Internet Public Library (IPL) – The IPL Books Collection contains over 20,000 titles in the public domain. And yes, that means free.
Mathematical Monographs – More than 2,000 volumes of significant historical mathematical material from the university libraries at Cornell, Göttingen, and Michigan.
NCBI Bookshelf (National Center for Biotechnology Information) – A database of biomedical books searchable by concept. Brought to you by the NIH.
The Online Books Page – More than 18,000 freely available electronic books from a variety of sources. Brought to you by your friends at the University of Pennsylvania.
Page by Page Books – Hundreds of classic books that you either have to read, want to read or wish you had read. Fiction, non-fiction and lots of primary sources for class.
Project Gutenberg- There are three portions of the Project Gutenberg Library. They may be described as: (1) “light” literature such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, etc; (2) “heavy” literature such as Shakespeare, Moby Dick, Frankenstein, etc; and (3) reference works such as Roget’s Thesaurus, almanacs, etc.
Infomine - Librarian-built, college-student-approved, Infomine is, well, a virtual mine of information, “Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level.” From e-books and electronic journals to bulletin boards, online library catalogs, articles, this will help you jump-start research in any academic subject.
The Library of Congress – Largest library in the world. Millions of books, maps, exhibits, recordings, etc., digital collections, online catalog, e-librarian assistance and more. Your tax dollars at work, so let them work for you!
Interactive Constitution - Based on The Words We Live By by Linda Monk, this interactive site from the National Constitution Center will allow you to explore the living Constitution by topic and specific Supreme Court Cases. Great for Debate!
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Worldmapper: “This website contains 696 maps, with associated information and PDF ‘poster’ files. Each map relates to a particular subject. Click on the ‘Thumbnail Index’ which gives thumbnail previews of the maps, ‘Map Categories’ which is classified to see the choice, or a new option ‘A-Z Map Index’, and view a map and associated information.” http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html
For Apple users: Information on Apple, apps and educational resources from the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Some are free and some are not, but more may be free in future. More info to follow…
Foreign Language Resource Updates:
Hebrew-English Online Dictionaries
The Open Library:
Spielvogel Interactive Maps. Ideal for World History and US History: