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Alcohol History Database -- Database includes monographs, pamphlets, and journals on the temperance and prohibition movements. It also includes images in the form of drawings, engravings, photographs, and portraits, in addition to samples of temperance regalia and banners. The dates of these works range from the 1700s to the 1960s, concentrating mostly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Alcohol Studies Database Database includes citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual files dealing with alcohol studies.                               

American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) The AAPB seeks to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by the public broadcast media. Includes more than 17,000 video clips for free online viewing. The special collections area includes more than 50,000 hours of digitized public broadcasting documenty programs. This is a significant source of historical information.  Direct link to curated exhibits.                               

American Medical Association JAMA and AMA Archives Journals. for back issues, click here Click here for current issue -- Journals of the American Medical Association.Not all content is free.

Art Institute of Chicago The collection of the Art Institute has downloadable images from their collections.    

Artcyclopedia  This website is a type of search engine. It has about 160,000 links to art work, art museums, art world news, and articles on art and artists.   

Audubon's Birds of America from Original Drawings A complete digital copy of John Audubon's 4 volume work (21.5 x 39.5 inches weighing 40 pounds) from the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  

BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine --  A robust search engine especially for academic open access web resources. Operated by Bielefeld University Library. BASE provides access to almost 77 million documents from more than 3,000 sources. Finds sources not available to general search engines. Search interfaces available in English, German, Spanish, and other languages.    Data are from the U.S. Department of Commerce.  

BFI National Archive -- The National Archive collections and preserves British film, TV programs documentaries, newsreels, educational, and training films. Database holds more than 800,000 titles. Prepared by the BFI (British Film Institute).

BioMed Central -- More than 100 open access academic journals in the health sciences. Website is part of Springer Science+Business Media. Articles in BioMed Central's journals are published under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Full-text articles.   

The British Library -- This website contains comprehensive information about the British Library, the scope of its collections, and how to use its services. From the home page access catalogues and digital content. The site includes more than 10,000 web pages, 13 million library records, 90,000 images, 50,000 sound recording and more than 9 million articles. Important digital collections include high-quality copies of the Gutenberg Bible and Codex Sinaiticus.

British Library Photos -- More than 1 million public domain images from 17th, 18th, and 19th-century books. Covers a wide-range of subjects.

British Library Digitised Manuscripts Collection -- >Use this page to search the British Library’s collections of manuscripts. Manuscript collections include items in Greek, Hebrew, Thai, Persian, Malay and more languages. Article about the Hebrew collection: **

Brooklyn Visual Heritage -- Provides access to a digitized corpus of 19th and 20th-century photographs and other visual materials drawn from the collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library.        

CAMIO®'s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — Documents works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.                                

Canadian Architectural Archives --The Canadian Architectural Archives (CAA), established in 1974, collects the works of the 20th-century Canadian architects. The Archives’ collections include drawings, project files, correspondence, slides, photographs, aperture cards, oral history tapes and transcripts, and architectural models. Includes more than 10,000 images in the Views of 20th Century Canada: Architectural Photography Collection.  

Catholic Encyclopedia -- Comprehensive resource from the 1914 edition covers Catholic teaching, history, and information from a Catholic viewpoint.

Chicago City Council Proceedings (1981 - Present) -- The official record of each regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The official record of City Council meetings and reflects all legislative actions. The Journal of the Proceedings is published prior to the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting.      

Chicago City Council Proceedings Index (1833 - 1871)                  

Proceedings of the City Council before the Great Fire of 1871. This database provides access to the working papers of the Chicago City Council for the period before the Great Fire. Until their rediscovery in 1983, these files were presumed to have been destroyed in that catastrophe.                 

CIRRIE -- The mission of the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange is to facilitate the sharing of information between rehabilitation researchers in the U.S. and the rest of the world. This website makes rehabilitation research available to the disability community in the U.S. This knowledge has been found useful in other countries.      

The Collection : a Gathering of scholarship from the Folger Shakespeare Library.
The Folger Shakespeare Library digital collection has more than 80,000 public domain images that are available under the Creative Commons license. To search the database click here

Contagion -- Contains historical views of diseases and epidemics and is a unique social history resource for students of many ages and disciplines.                 

Darwin Manuscript Project --A project of the American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)  -- This site has a large collection of full color, high-resolution images of Charles Darwin’s papers and manuscripts. These documents record his work as a practicing scientist.

Department of Energy OpenNet System The OpenNet database provides access to more than 485,000 bibliographic references and 140,000 recently declassified documents. One resource is the Manhattan District History, a 36 volume history of the Manhattan Project, which built the atomic bomb.             

Detroit Jewish News   This digital archive contains every issue of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle (1916-51) and the Detroit Jewish News (1942-present). Researchers are able to browse by date or use a full-text search.         

Digital Einstein Papers -- This Princeton University Press site contains The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, a compilation of more than 7,000 unique documents of the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879–1955). The site links to 13 volumes from the California Institute of Technology's Einstein Papers Project , which currently covers from boyhood to 1923. Users may search in German and English. The volumes contain links to the translation, references, indexes, and the archival record from Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Einstein Archives Online        

Digital Public Library of America -- Search partner libraries for access to more than 20,961,350 images, texts, videos, and sounds.   Usable to find primary documents for family, personal or scholarly research.

Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web -- Website is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York. This is a collection of 100's of websites arranged by subject that are useful for library users.      

DigitalNZ -- This database is for making New Zealand content more available. It includes journal articles, research papers, images, and more. Content partners include libraries, schools, universities, museums and government agencies.                

Directory of Open Access Journals --DOAJ indexes high quality, peer-reviewed Open Access research journals, and their articles' metadata. They aim to be comprehensive and cover open access academic journals that use an appropriate quality control system and is not limited to any particular subject areas.           

Directory of Open Access Books The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of open access books from academic publishers.


Elsevier B.V. Has many open access free peer-reviewed journals in the social sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and humanities.                 

EBSCO Open Dissertations -- This is a free platform. This database does not appear the list of EBSCO databases under our EBSCO Host subscription.  

The European Library -- This site is a portal to 48 national and research libraries of Europe. One search enables the researcher to check all of the catalogs. Interfaces are in English and other European languages in Latin and Cyrillic characters.  

Expeditions & Discoveries -- Contains m aps, photographs, and published materials, as well as field notes, letters, and a unique range of manuscript materials on selected expeditions between 1626 and 1953.              

The Free Library -- The Free Library is an invaluable research tool containing more that 24,225,000 articles and books used to locate information on virtually any topic. Includes articles dated from 1984 on subjects in the humanities, social sciences, science, and technology. Supported by advertisements.    

FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data This is a portal, developed by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for many databases for more than 240,000 economic and financial time series data from dozens of sources. Short video tutorials explain the tools. 

Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society (FJMS)  Almost a million high-quality images of Hebrew manuscripts from the Cairo Geniza and early printed Hebrew books.  The database is free, but registration is required.

Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV) Web portal of the GBV Common Library Network of the German States includes state libraries, municipal public libraries, academic institutions, and museums. There are also links to image databases. Interfaces in English and German; most documents are in German.      

Google Scholar -- This search engine focuses on academic publications, journals, and books. Results may be free or behind a pay wall. Google Scholar is not a substitute for a library database search.    

Global Database on the Right to Education -- This database includes about 1.000 documents including: constitutions, laws, decrees as well as educational programs and plans. Search options include selecting a country region, type of document and/or language.       

The Jewish Guide to the Internet This a portal to many sources of Judaica on the Web.

Gutenberg-e -- Open access site containing award-winning monographs, on a broad range of subjects from Columbia University, coordinated with the American Historical Association. Full text.      

Handbook of Latin American Studies (Also called HLAS Online) Use this link for the search page ; use this link for the home page: From Library of Congress. This is a bibliographic on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars from the Library of Congress collections. Covers the social sciences and humanities. Interfaces in English, Spanish and Portuguese.       

Harvard in the 17th and 18th Centuries -- A guide to thousands of items—diaries, commonplace books, correspondence, legal documents, Harvard University records, drawings, maps, student notebooks, scientific observations, and lecture notes.   

HighWire -- A leading ePublishing platform for science journals owned by the Stanford University Library. Many journals are free, with full text access. There are some limitations on availability. List of free titles: that has links to the read the journals.        

Historic Speeches From the 1960s and 1970s from the UCLA Speeches - Comm Studies Archive
Link to article about this archive:  

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 Collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression.  

In the First Person -- Directory and index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.   

INDIGO – University of Illinois Chicago Institutional Repository -- Contains intellectual property produced by members of the UIC community. Some items have restrictions.                   

IMDb (Internet Movie Database) This is a popular and an authoritative source for the movie, TV and entertainment business. This site offers a searchable database of more than 150 million data items including more than 2.7 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and their cast and crew members.                  

International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA) -- This archive offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the United States. The photographs range from the middle of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century. From the University of Southern California.      

Internet Archive -- This database includes public domain books, documents and articles, videos, audio files, and music. Includes the Waybackmachine that lets one search the historical collection of websites.   

Internet Archive Book Images 2.6 million images from books found in the Internet Archive. All are in the public domain.

Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois -- Institute disseminates research on public policy issues affecting state and local government concerning the critical issues and problems facing Illinois and other states across the nation. Includes links for further research.   

Islamic Heritage Project -- Digital copies of manuscripts, texts, and maps, totaling over 156,000 pages. Users can search or browse online materials that date from the 10th to the 20th centuries CE and represent many regions, including Saudi Arabia, North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and South, Southeast, and Central Asia. Subjects include: Sufism, history, geography, law, and the sciences (astronomy, astrology, mathematics, and medicine), literature, rhetoric, logic, philosophy, and calligraphy.    

Israel Patent Agency       This database contains updated information on Israeli patent applications and allows searches according to various criteria.    Searchable in English or Hebrew.  Most documents are in English. They claim documents only documents from 1970 are available.    Patent Agency also has a database of designs such as registered trademarks.       

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance – University of Toronto Library’s gateway to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Most of the resources require a fee or subscription.   

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946 -- These newspapers were produced by the Japanese-Americans interned in assembly centers and relocation centers during World War II. They provide an interesting contemporary look into the daily lives of the internees. This documents are in English and Japanese and is one of the digital collections of the Library of Congress.  

Jewish Encyclopedia -- Complete contents of the of the 12 volume set originally published in 1901-1906.    

John Gould Ornithological Collection From the University of Kansas Library. This is one of the world’s greatest collections of bird illustrations. Digitized from the 19th-century books of John Gould featuring images of birds from around the world.      

Leo Baeck Institute Library German-Jewish Periodicals collection is available from the Internet Archive. The periodicals include community newsletters from many Jewish communities, Jewish sports organizations, Zionist youth newspapers, and newsletters of professional organizations such as the Association of Jewish physicians. Also included is full access to the Aufbau, the most important German-Jewish exile newspaper, published in New York from 1934-2004. Alternative access is through DigiBaeck, LBI’s gateway for digitized materials.*&op1=AND&field2=text&term2=&op2=AND&field3=text&term3=&filter=Periodicals&paging=25    

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) -- This is the national library for Canada. Its mandate includes preserving the cultural and social heritage of Canadian society and its institutions. The web site includes links to library databases, government web sites, census data, immigration records, military death records and more. Interfaces in English and French.      

Lit2Go -- An online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Each passage has an abstract, citation, playing time, and word count. Sponsored by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology College of Education, University of South Florida.      

Making of America Journals -- Cornell University Library and the University of Michigan created this resource of American social history dating from the Antebellum period before the Civil War through the period of reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes with 19th century imprints. Click here to search the University of Michigan resources    

Many Books -- Resource offers more than 29,000 free eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders. Most of the titles are public domain from Project Gutenberg.   

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. -- This publisher of academic journals in the sciences and technology offers many older volumes for free and open access.      

Medici Archive Project -- Also called BIA and βια (Building interactive archives). Archival sources from the Medici Granducal Archive covering 1537-1743. Items include court documents, letters, manuscripts, and other documents concerning the political, diplomatic, gastronomic, economic, artistic, scientific, military and medical culture of early modern Tuscany and Europe. It is a fully searchable database. Using the database is free, but one must register and be approved before access is allowed. Click on the βια box to use the database.      

Medicine in the Americas 1610-1920 --A digital library from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) including freely available works documenting the evolution of American medicine from colonial frontier outposts of the 17th century to research hospitals of the 20th century. All items are in the public domain.      

MERLOT Collection -- MERLOT is a program of California State University. It consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and content builder web pages, together with associated comments, and personal collections, all intended to enhance the teaching experience of using a learning material. Only members may contribute, but membership is free.      

Merck Manuals -- Medical manuals for the professional and home users. Includes The Merck Manual and Home Health Handbook. Merck is a pharmaceutical company.      

The Met is a collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York of more than 441,000 images. Most are free of any copyright restrictions under Creative Common Zero license. The images include paintings and other 2d works as well as realia and other 3d objects.   

Microsoft Academic Search searches academic resource by authors, publications, conferences, journals, and organizations.  

Middle English Compendium -- An electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well ras links to an associated network of electronic resources.    

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse -- Provides information resources including full text article about violence and abuse, including child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual violence.     

Municipal Code of Chicago -- Includes Chicago Municipal Code (titles 1 -18); Chicago Zoning Ordinance and Land Use Ordinance (titles 16 & 17); and Chicago Building Code (titles 13, 15, & 18).  

Municipal Code Corporation - Online Library --This resource from Municode, a commercial company, assembles municipal codes nationally. This database provides access to more than 2,900 online codes spread throughout all 50 states. A subscription is needed for full access.       

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) limited access to articles, journals, and books published by this organization. Selected archival documents of the organization are viewable online. Some materials are free and some require a paid subscription.   

National Film Registry This is a collection of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films," showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation. Only 25 films per year are added to the registry.

National Security Archive -- A project of Georgetown University Library.  Founded in 1985  this database combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, a  research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents.  

New York Public Library Digital Collections This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more. There are about 802,000 images available. Most are connected to New York City.  

NBC --The collection can be viewed online or downloaded and accessed through the online education company Blackboard. NBC Learn, first launched in 2008, also allows users to annotate and save entries to a personal playlist and share them with others. -- The collection can be viewed online or downloaded and accessed through the online education company Blackboard. NBC Learn, first launched in 2008, also allows users to annotate and save entries to a personal playlist and share them with others.

Northwestern University Herskovits Library of African Studies  -- The Herskovits Library is the largest collection of materials related to Africa outside of Africa. It has several digital collections that include art, ephemera, and manuscripts. This link will connect to a search screen for the Search Africana collection

NYCCR The New York Codes, Rules and Regulations database covers all the New York State regulations from 1945-2001. Database is here as an example of state regulations. For example, you can read about the first regulation of embalming or the sale of animals. Valuable for historical research.        

OAIster -- OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide Includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors. Click here to learn more. A service of OCLC.         

OATD  (Open AccessTheses and Dissertations) -- Currently indexes more than 4,626,000 doctoral and masters theses and dissertations from 1100 colleges and universities. They are free to search and use

OEDiLibrary -- --The online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers, and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaced SourceOECD in July 2010.   

Online Books Page -- An editor curated collection of more than 1 million e-books that are in the public domain or have released rights for posting. Includes some university press books. Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. Click here for criteria for inclusion of books. Click here for criteria for inclusion of serials. Criteria include that the resource must be available without payment and in English.   

Open Culture The editor scours the web for the best educational media. Site includes links to free resources including courses, audio books, language lessons, videos, and e-books. Includes links to 815 art books from world class museums and free movies.                        

Open Humanities Press Freely accessible e-books and journals in the humanities. Their mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available.   

Open Library -- The goal of the Open Library is to have one web page for every book published. The collection has more than 20 million already. The database has more than 1 million e-books that can be read by members. Membership is free but requires creating an account.  

Open Textbook Library -- Textbooks on a wide variety of academic disciplines including business, math, science, and humanities. Open textbooks are complete textbooks licensed so that teachers and students can freely use, adapt, and distribute the material. They may be downloaded for no cost or printed inexpensively.   

Open Textbooks This project of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational resources includes more than 500 open textbooks on a wide range of subjects. This website has links to other repositories such as: CCCOER Open Content, OER Commons.       

Pedro  -- Database of more than 2 million research pieces from 2,300 journals and 4,300 working paper series in economics and related disciplines.   

People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1314 -- Also called PomS. This database contains all information that can be assembled about every individual involved in actions in Scotland or relating to Scotland in documents written between the death of Malcolm III on 13 November 1093 and Robert I’s parliament at Cambuskenneth on 6 November 1314. The database draws on over 8600 documents from this period.                      

Perse -- Database of French academic journals and conference proceedings in the humanities. Individual titles are selected by the editors.               

Perseus Digital Library Also known as Perseus 4.0 and Perseus Hopper covers the history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman world as well as other subjects within the humanities. From the Department of the Classics, Tufts University. Mostly this is a bibliographic database. It has some links to digital texts.       

Peterson's, Your Guide to College Information -- >Retrieve information about college programs, colleges, test preparation, continuing education and other tools to help with post-high school education.   

Plant Database -- Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. Sponsored by US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service.   

POND -- Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity. This link is for the public domain content which includes more than 10,000 video clips and 65,000 audio files. They also have visual and audio content that is for sale or license.   

POPLINE -- Search and research the world's reproductive health literature. Popline partners with GoogleScholar to provide full text to many articles. Some articles may be available from EBSCO databases subscriptions.   

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics -- This is a collaborative project of the Classics Departments of Princeton University and Stanford University to make the results of current research by their faculty in the field of classics available in advance of final publication. The working papers may be removed when published elsewhere. Also called PSWPC.   

Project REVEAL (Read and View English & American Literature) -- This database, sponsored by the University of Texas- Austin, has 22,739 files available concerning significant writers of the 19th and early 20th century. The authors include: Hart Crane, Henry David Thoreau, Jack London, Joel Chandler Harris, Joseph Conrad, Julia Ward Howe, L. Frank Baum, O. Henry, Oscar Wilde, and Robert Louis Stevenson.         

Public Domain Review -- Curated collections of images, books, audio, and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful.

RAMBI: The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies -- A selective bibliography of articles in Jewish Studies and on Israel. Records may be searched by keyword, author, title, subject, and source publication, and as individual words or phrases. Searches may be performed in Latin, Hebrew or Arabic characters. Includes links to other bibliographic resources from the National Library of Israel.                

Read Print -- Thousands of free public domain fiction and non-fiction books by famous authors.   

Reaxys -- Database has many open access, full-text journals in the biology and chemistry disciplines from Elsevier B.V.   

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) --An international bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components in the discipline of economics.               

The Reptile Database -- Provides basic information about all living reptile species, such as turtles, snakes, lizards, and crocodiles, as well as tuataras and amphisbaenas. Does not include extinct creatures such as dinosaurs.                

Royal Society -- Database of 10 open access and partially open access science journals. The rest of the articles require a feel.   

Salt Lake Tribune Photo Archives (1930s-1960s)   These 171,000 photos are a few of the staff photographs from The Salt Lake Tribune’s photo archives. They were recently digitized by the Utah Division of State History and released to the public.  This is one of the 250 digital collections from the J. Willard Marriott Digital Library containing more than 1 million digital photographs, maps, books, videos, audio recordings, and other items.   

Scielo Search scientific literature from Brazil. The interface is in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Articles have English abstracts and most are in Portuguese.   

Science Careers --Database for job seekers in the sciences. From: American Association for the Advancement of Science.   

Scirus -- A scientific research tool with more 410 million scientific items indexed. Search for journal content, scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and websites.       

Social Science and Research Network (SSRN) -- Database of author submitted working academic papers, articles, and abstracts. Contains more than 518,000full text articles.                

Statistical Abstract of the United States --Database of the Census Bureau. Includes summary tables of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States                

Test Reviews Online -- Search for information about psychology, education, and vocational testing. A fee is required for the complete reviews.                

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) -TLG provides access to classical Greek works from authors such as Homer, Hesiod, Plato, Aristotle, the Greek tragedians and orators who have traditionally been used in college level instruction of Greek. Free access is for the abridged version. Full access requires a paid subscription. Requires a Greek font to be installed to read text. Interface is in English. This database is a project of the University of California, Irvine. History of the project: Also called: Online TLG.  

Transportation Research Board> (TRID) -- An integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. Provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide. More than 110,000 records contain links to full-text documents.                

UN Data> -- A multi-disciplinary source providing official statistics produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system.                

Union List of Digitized Jewish Historic Newspapers, Periodicals, and e-Journals  -- List of links to Jewish scholarly and popular periodicals available online.  Some require a subscription and some are free.  The MX Library has some of the subscription titles in jStor, ProQuest or Ebsco.

University of Adelaide Press -- Database of scholarly works. PDF downloads are free; printed versions require payment. Site also offers free downloads for Adelaide Law Review.

USC Digital Library --These collection includes: Asian Maps, Automobile Club of Southern California, Charlotta Bass & California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1870-1960, Jerry Berndt Collection, Biomechanics of Motion Collection, California Historical Society, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California Collection, ca.1880-1933, El Clamor Publico, Dunbar Economic Development Corporation, Robin Dunitz Slides of Los Angeles Murals, Emerging Nationalism in Portuguese Africa, Gospel Music History Archive, Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive, 1941-1946, Korean American Digital Archive, Los Angeles City Archives, 1836-1872, Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961, Orthopaedic Surgical Anatomy Teaching Collection, Pacific Rim Archive, Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Archive, Historic Postcards, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Russian Satirical Journals Collection, WPA Land use survey maps for the City of Los Angeles, 1933-1939, Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987. (Abbreviated list)   

VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service)   This database from the UK has a portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 140,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning.  Mainly collected for the academic community of the UK. Includes pictures and commentary on the art, artists, and other areas of art.   

Watercolour World, The  Explore the world before photography. A free UK based database of documentary watercolors.  Searching is by date, title, and place. For an article about this database click hereFor a video on how to use this database  click here 

Wright American Fiction University of Indiana Database is derived from the bibliography of American fiction from the years 1851–1875, created by Lyle H. Wright, a librarian at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. He listed a total of 2,923 titles on adult fiction, including "novels, novelettes, romances, short stories, tall tales, etc. This is a full-text database with images and text modes.       

Yale University Photogrammar Platform, Search and Visualize More than 170,000 Historic Images From 1935 to 1945 . -- Article about this Yale resource     

Yizkor (Holocaust Memorial) Books -- This is a database of the memorial books of Eastern European Jewish communities destroyed during World War II. They were edited, privately printed, and distributed by committees of survivors. The New York Public Library has the largest collection in the world of these books. This database preserves the books, as some were printed on high-acid paper, and allows the public to view them online. They are diverse in their quality, coverage, politics, religious view, and geographic coverage.   

Last revised  January 21, 2020