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Notable Book Collections
These books from the 16th to the early 19th century are available in full text.
Books Available Online
These digital collections include digital versions of many out-of-copyright works including government documents, and magazines and books published before 1923. Coverage can be spotty, but these sites are worth searching... just in case.
Full-text collection includes books in the public domain. Includes only snippets of books still under copyright unless otherwise specified by author or publisher. Also includes magazines and periodicals.
Digital copies of books whose copyrights have expired.
Center for Research Libraries Digital Collections
Wide-ranging collection of digitized resources. Search the CRL's catalog, or browse the collection.
Multi-university-library digital library.
Digital library, includes texts as well as moving images, live music, audio.
Digital Collections at GSU
Collections related to specific themes or subjects. These are GSU subscription resources requiring a campus ID and password for off-campus access.
Black Thought and Culture
Non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures (1700 - present)
Documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Each section features thematic essays that relate directly to the source material.
British History Online
Core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Includes Calendar of State Papers.
Making of Modern Law
Fulltext legal treatises from the US and England from 1800-1926.
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832 - 1978
Approximately 150,000 Supreme Court cases are featured, the majority consisting of those for which the Court did not give a full opinion.
Digital Sanborn Maps
Our subscription provides coverage for the state of Georgia, 1867-1970.
Includes data from national public opinion surveys since 1935.
American Memory - Library of Congress
digitized selections from the collections of the Library of Congress
Digital Library of Georgia
gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.
Documenting the American South
University of North Carolina digital publishing initiative that provides access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture, primarily from UNC's large collection.
Chronicling America: Historical American Papers
from the Library of Congress (selected papers covering 1789-1943)
New-York Historical Society: Manuscript Collections Relating to Slavery
Digital collection of diaries, account books, letter books, ships’ logs, indentures, bills of sale, personal papers, and records of institutions, relating to slavery and abolition.