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Finding Archival Collections and Primary Documents: Finding Books plus: 15th - 19th Centuries

Women Writers

Women Writers Online Access to more than two hundred and fifty texts of pre-Victorian women's writing in English from 1450-1850. Rutgers-restricted Access

Immigration History

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Online collection of approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets as well as 9,000 photographs, 200 maps and 13,000 pages from Harvard manuscript and archival collections. Emphasis on 19th century materials. An amazing resource!

What Children Read


Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
Access to every book, pamphlet, and broadside published in the American colonies or the United States between 1639 and 1800. Includes advertisements, almanacs, bibles, catalogs, charters and by laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, and treaties. Rutgers-restricted Access
Early English Books Online (EEBO).
A full-text, online image collection containing practically all books (nearly 120,000) printed in the English language and non-English language books printed in British territories from 1475 to 1700. Based on Pollard & Redgrave's Short Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions.Rutgers-restricted Access
Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP)
25,000 books printed in English up to the 18th century, in the areas of English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and the fine arts-fully searchable by words in the text. A subset of EEBO, with enhanced full-text searching. Rutgers-restricted Access
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).
Digital versions of more than 180,000 English language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800, allowing full text searching of more than 33 million pages of material. Includes books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books, and sermons, and printed ephemera. Rutgers-restricted Access

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