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History - Primary Resources

Subscription Online Resources

List of our history databases here.

Free Online Resources

Google Books - books with copyright restrictions are reproduced as 'snippets', or excerpts. Books in the public domain are usually reproduced in their entirety. 

Hathi Trust - consists of digitized collections contributed by member libraries, hosted by the University of Michigan.

Internet Archive - digitized books, government documents, audio and video, web sites, and more.

Project Gutenberg - over 45,000 free, public domain, ebooks.

 American Memory Project (Library of Congress) - maps, photgraphs, newspapers, govenrment documents, diairies and correspondence of immigrants, travellers, soldiers, etc. and more.

Digital Public Library of America - online collections of books, images, maps and more.

The Making of America - courtesy of Cornell University. A free, online, fulltext collection of nineteenth century American monographs, magazines and periodicals.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections - primary resources for U.S. and Wisconsin History. 

 Denver Public Library Digital Collections - Denver and Colorado History in photographs, maps and documents.

New York Public Library Digital Collections - images, prints, videos, maps, and documents on a wide variety of historical topics.

The National Archives - 

National Archives Documents Collections 

U.S. Government Printing Office 

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