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Nineteenth century American newspapers, periodicals and books, including African American newspapers, US county histories, and ladies' magazines.
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Almost a million Chinese e-books in all fields of study.
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Early English Books Online
The 125,000 earliest books published in English, as listed in Short Title Catalogs of Pollard & Redgrave (Ref Z 2002 P77) and Wing (Ref Z 2002 U587), 1475-1700.
Also known as: EEBO
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Scholarly and popular books online in full text, from 1990 to present.
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Ebsco EBook Collection
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Scholarly and popular books online, in full text, various dates.
Also known as: NetLibrary
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Every significant book or pamphlet printed in the UK, and English-language titles printed in America, between 1701 and 1800.
Also known as: ECCO
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of several hundred current subject encyclopedias.
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Gu Jin Tu Shu Ji Cheng
Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China, pub. 1726: literary, scholarly and technical works through the Qing Dynasty.
Also known as: Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China
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Academic library partnership providing searching and downloading of public-domain books and specialized services for text mining projects.
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Lexicons of Early Modern English
A collection of dictionaries and other word lists printed in English before 1700. Useful for etymologies.
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Manuscript Women’s Letters and Diaries
Previously unpublished primary source material from the American Antiquarian Society, 18th-20th century.
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online
A growing collection of primary sources and literature, mainly British so far.
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Oxford Handbooks (Business & Management)
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Oxford Reference Online
Entries from over 100 Oxford University Press subject and language dictionaries, guides, and concise companions.
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Project Muse EBooks
Several hundred online university press books on film, performing arts, and politics and policy, 2012. Downloadable by chapter in pdf.
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RKMA e-books
Market research yearbooks in healthcare, retail, and leisure.
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Safari Books Online
Highly regarded tech and business books. Read online or print one page at a time. License provides for five simultaneous users across the database.
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SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
About 400 scholarly and applied e-books published by the Society, on the mathematics of many disciplines.
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Underground and Independent Comics
Thousands comic books and graphic novels in printable pdf, from 1943 to present.
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Women Writers Project
Literary works by women writers, 1600-1800.
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