Database topics
News; American History; American Literary Studies
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans.
Database topics
American History
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania.
"These books include chapters with detailed coverage of local history, geology, geography, weather, transportation, lists of all local participants in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, government, the medical and legal professions, churches and ministers, industry and manufacturing, banking and insurance, schools and teachers, noted celebrations, fire departments and associations, cemeteries, family histories, health and vital statistics, roads and bridges, public officials and legislators, and many additional subject areas."--About the archives.
Database topics
American Literary Studies
When complete, the database will contain more than 2,000 plays by American dramatists that chronicle the history and culture of America through dramatic writings from 1714 to present. Currently American Drama contains more than 700 plays from over 300 dramatists.
Database topics
American Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
American Fiction, 1774–1920 encompasses prose fiction written by Americans from colonial times to the early twentieth century. The titles to the year 1900, which are available as of March 2016, include nearly all of the works found in Lyle H. Wright's three-volume American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, which is widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The collection includes novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, travel accounts and sketches, allegories, and tract-like tales typifying the development of American literature in a changing culture. Titles published between 1901 and 1920 will be released to the collection by July 2016. Books published in the years 1901-1910 are sourced from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction. The period 1911-1920 is built on the Geoffrey D. Smith bibliography, which is sourced from the William Charvat Collection of American Fiction at The Ohio State University Libraries. When completed, the entire archive will consist of about 17,750 titles, or 4.7 million fully searchable pages.
Database topics
Music
Music score
1 online resource
"This is a collaborative project between the Center for Popular Music and the American Antiquarian Society to inventory, catalog, digitize, and provide web-based public access to their extensive music manuscripts collections. It concerns manuscripts inscribed before 1910 that are mainly American in provenance, with contents that are preponderantly vernacular in style."
Database topics
News; American History
Ser.1, 1690-1876. This collection provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers listed in Clarence Brigham's authoritative bibliography, History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, and in additional subsequent bibliographies. -- Ser. 2, 1758-1900. This collection focuses on the 18th- and 19th-century newspapers. -- Ser. 3, 1829-1922. This collection focuses on the 19th- and 20th-century newspapers including Civil War, Reconstruction, the Progressive Era and beyond. -- Ser. 4, 1756 - 1922. This collection includes 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from all 50 present states. -- Ser. 5, 1777-1922. This collection presents 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from all 50 present states, including the North Star, the famous anti-slavery newspaper founded by Frederick Douglass. -- Ser. 6. 1741-1922. Includes more than 160 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers, including titles of unique historical significance, regional weeklies and big-city dailies. Ser. 7. 1773-1922. Includes more than 160 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers, including titles of unique historical significance, regional weeklies and big-city dailies -- Series 13. 1803-1916
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868: a supplement to Kuist
  • A synthesis of finds appearing neither in Kuist's Nichols File nor in de Montluzin's A supplement to Kuist.
Over 5000 attributions of authorship for the first English magazine, searchable as a single database.
Database topics
Music
Provides access to materials concerning J.S. Bach's autographs. Autographs and related material from various collections have been digitized and collected together in a single virtual environment. Also includes information about five musical instruments from the time of J.S. Bach: trumpet (clarino), lute (theorbo), organ, echo flutes, and violoncello piccolo.
Database topics
Music
Information about ballad operas from ca. 1728-1760. Describes attributes of the ballad opera and the societal context in which it came about, with sections on "Theatre & dance history", "Cultural history", "Political history", and "Stars of ballad operas". Includes a searchable database of ballad operas and airs, and several audio samples.
Database topics
Music
  • Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Sketches by Beethoven
  • Manuscripts by other composers
  • Written documents
  • Pictures and objects
  • Search .
"The Digital Archives contains the unique collections of the Beethoven-Haus: Music manuscripts, first editions, letters and pictures. By linking more than 5,000 documents on 26,000 coloured scans of high quality, 1,600 audio files (music examples, audio letters) and 7,600 text files, Beethoven's thinking, life and work become tangible and can be experienced in a visual and audible way. Portraits and topographical depictions show the composer and the world he lived in."
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource : illustrations, text files, image files, HTML, Flash
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900.
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen. Please note that the text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable.
Database topics
News; British and Commonwealth History
  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
  • 19th century British Library Newspapers [Part 1]
  • 19th century British Library Newspapers Part 2
  • British Newspapers, Part 3-5: 1680-1950.
British Newspapers, 1600-1950 is a comprehensive digital historic newspaper archive. It provides access to historic newspapers, newsbooks, ephemera and national & regional papers from British Isles.
Database topics
Philosophy
  • The philosophical writings of Descartes. Early writings ; Rules for the Direction of the Mind ; The World ; Treatise on Man ; Discourse on the Method ; Optics ; Principles of Philosophy ; Comments on a Certain Broadsheet ; Description of the Human Body ; The Passions of the Soul ; Meditations on First Philosophy ; Objections and Replies ; Letter to Father Dinet
  • The collected works of Spinoza. Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect ; Short Treatise on God, Man and His Well-Being ; Letters: August 1661-August 1663 ; Descartes' Principles of Philosophy ; Letters: July 1664-September 1665 ; Ethics ; Glossary-Index
  • New Essays on Human Understanding / Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
  • Philosophical Essays / Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz.
Selected English translations of Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz, with Folio VIEWS text management program for PCs.
Database topics
Art, Architecture and Design; Music; History
Image
1 online resource.
A collection of 17th and 18th portrait prints of nobility, artists, musicians, religious figures, women, and famous persons from antiquity.
Database topics
American History; American Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets and broadsides printed in America from 1639-1800. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans (14 vols., 1903-34, 1955-59); and subsequent bibliographic works by Roger Bristol, James Mooney and Clifford Shipton. This database includes more than 1,000 works located, catalogued and digitized since the completion of the earlier microfilmed set, Early American Imprints, 1639-1800, which was also based on Charles Evans' American Bibliography.
Database topics
American History; American Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
From the acclaimed holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia comes a broad range of recently uncovered books, pamphlets and broadsides, most of which were not included in either Charles Evans' monumental work or Roger Bristol's supplement. Printed during a 130-year period spanning the colonial era and the formation of the new nation, these nearly 1,000 rare and unique items represent a remarkable enrichment of the Readex digital edition of Early American Imprints.-- Publisher's web site.
Database topics
Philosophy; History; British and Commonwealth History; French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies; American History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; History of Science and Technology
A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800. Consists of books, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera. The full collection includes nearly 180,000 titles and more than 33,000,000 pages of searchable material.
stanford.idm.oclc.org Searchable database
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
"Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, as well as hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays. Explore the Larpent plays, papers of prominent theatrical figures of the period, including correspondence, financial documents, and portraits. Cross-reference this with essential searchable databases created from information in The London Stage 1729-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800" -- Nature and scope.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History
Portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685-1815 offers integrated access to the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Eighteenth Century Journals I) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas (Eighteenth Century Journals II). It brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature, the theater, and fashion throughout Europe; the origins and rise of Romanticism; political debates; gender, religion, influence of the press, and coffee house gossip and discussion.