User:BeatrixBelibaste/Digital libraries

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Digital Libraries[edit]


Street Literature : Ballads, Broadsides, and Chapbooks[edit]

  • Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads 30,000 ballads online, from the Bodleian Library’s collections, fully indexed and searchable by author, title, subject etc. There are also woodcut images and some musical scores (Bodleian Library)
  • Early Modern Center English Ballad Archive, 1500-1800 1,857 ballads from the Samuel Pepys collection : "online images in several sizes of each ballad in high-quality facsimiles as well as "facsimile transcriptions". There are also sung versions of the ballads, background essays that culturally place the ballads. The advanced search function further opens up the possibility for searching ballads by common authors, printers, or keywords, or by shared words in their titles or tunes. (University of California - Santa Barbara)
  • The Word on the Street - Broadsides at the National Library of Scotland Online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides of Scotland from 1650 to 1910. Each broadside comes with a detailed commentary and most also have a full transcription of the text, plus a downloadable PDF facsimile. You can search by keyword, browse by title or browse by subject. (National Library of Scotland)

Ephemeria : Broadsides[edit]

  • Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides Collection "This site provides access to the pre-1930 Canadian pamphlet and broadside holdings of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library by supplying both page images in full colour, and full searchability of the contents of each item. To date [2004] the site consists of 597 broadsides (single sheets, printed on one or both sides) and 2062 pamphlet titles which amounts to 71490 page images. Additional titles will be added on a regular basis. The collection includes items printed in Canada, by Canadian authors, or about Canadian subjects, mainly of a non-literary nature." (University of Toronto Libraries)
  • The Gerrit Smith Broadside and Pamplet Collection Selection of 214 broadsides by Gerrit Smith (1797-1874) (Various circulars, speeches, sermons, and tracts which deal with such topics as abolition, suffrage, temperance, transportation, and the postal system).
  • Historical Broadsides from 1849-1989 (searchable facsimiles at the University of Georgia Libraries. (DjVu & layered PDF format) (University of Georgia Libraries)

Theme : Law & Order[edit]

  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey "A major project to produce a ‘fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court’ (1674-1834). Apart from the amazing database itself (you can view both transcripts and digital versions of the originals, as well as associated manuscript records for some periods), there is a valuable historical background section with well-written articles on a range of topics: policing; types of offence; London; different communities; gender; the Old Bailey; a section on the publishing history of the Proceedings; and an extensive bibliography. (Tim Hitchcock, Robert Shoemaker et al)" (Description from EMR)

Thematic Series[edit]

  • Wright American Fiction (1851-1875) This is a collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875, including novels, novelettes, short stories and other prose from both famous and obscure writers. There are currently 2,887 volumes included (1,763 unedited, 1,124 fully edited and encoded) by 1,456 authors. (Indiana University) (2006-12-17)
  • Women Working, 1800 - 1930 Women's role in the United States economy : Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images including: 7,500 pages of manuscripts, 3,500 books and pamphlets, and 1,200 photographs (Harvard University Library)
  • International Children's Digital Library
  • Early Canadiana Online "Digital library featuring a fully-searchable collection of over one-million digitized pages, and growing at a rate of about 250,000 pages per year."
  • Our Roots 1000s of Canadian local histories as published in English and French in a fully text-searchable database.


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