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Text Archives and Other General Sites
A shared digital repository, with more than 5.5 million viewable public domain volumes as of March 2016. Because Rutgers is a partner in HathiTrust, faculty and students can log in, download PDFs, create their own collections, and make greater use of this resource than the general public.
American Memory (Library of Congress)
Historically important texts and images drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress
Featured articles, thematic essays, biographical sketches and digitized items divided into five periods of British literature: 20th century, Romantics & Victorians, the Restoration & 18th century, Shakespeare & Renaissance, and Medieval. From the British Library.
DPLA: Digital Public Library of America
Ambitious effort to provide access, through a single platform and portal, to a number of huge digital collections, including HathiTrust, Internet Archive, and Library of Congress.
Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and images.
Oxford Text Archive
One of the oldest and most important sites. Some texts are available for free downloading or searching; others must be purchased.
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1764-1913
Fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.