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Primary Sources: English Studies: Digital Collections

Primary sources for literature and language

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.

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.

More Databases

American Periodicals Series Online

Full text articles from 19th century American magazines.

Archive Finder

Search for special collections and archives in American libraries.

Humanities International Index

Find poetry and short fiction published in literary magazines.

Historical New York Times

Full text articles up to 2002.

19th Century Newspapers

A variety of full text articles from American 19th century newspapers.


See Databases A to Z for additional databases.

Web collections

Humanities Librarian

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Leslie Madden
Library South
Suite 542