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Humanities Websites

The Faculty and Staff have assembled the following additional links to serve as student resource materials. You are encouraged to make suggestions for additional websites that you feel are useful in your research and that others will find beneficial.


The Avalon Project - Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Sponsored by Yale Law School.
Drama Collection - Plays, screenplays and discussions of drama and dramatic productions. Sponsored by the English Server.
Humanities Text Initiative - Full-text books that are available without charge to the public. Listed alphabetically by topic. Hosted by University of Michigan.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - Medical reference information for the professional
Merck Manual Home Edition - Medical reference information for the home
Modern English Collection - Site contains a heterogeneous collection of fiction, nonfiction, drama, letters, manuscripts, and illustrations from the 1500 to the present. Text encoded in SGML and requires a SGML browser. Sponsored by University of Virginia
Oxford Text Archive - Several thousand electronic texts in a many languages. No charge to the public.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries - Digital Collections - The first online books and manuscripts from the Smithsonian
University of Chicago Online Texts - Over sixty online texts listed alphabetically by author. All pre-1923 publication date.
Electronic Open Stacks Home Page - This site is the University of Chicago's home for image-based texts. Navigate through digital facsimiles by way of the digital table of contents with a page turner or by means of a page navigator. Full-text searchable collections of texts also available.
University of Pennsylvania Digital Library - Digital Library programs and projects of University of Pennsylvania. Includes digital facsimiles of rare materials, online books, and research.

Classic Texts

The American Classical League - Compilation of links to classic text repositories.
Perseus Digital Library - Perseus is an evolving digital library. Its primary goal is to bring a wide range of source material to as large an audience as possible. It includes the Classics (Greek, Latin, Archeology), Papyri, English Renaissance, the London Collection, and selected US Works. This is a highly recommended site.
Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites - This listing of classical geographical sites is based on the Perseus project.

Literature in English

Luminarium - A collection of full-text English literature, including Medieval (1350-1485), Renaissance (1425-1603), 17th Century (1603-1660). Listed alphabetically by author. Maintained by Anniina Jokinen. This site is highly recommended.
Humanities Text Initiative - Alphabetical listing of full-text resources that are available on the web. Hosted by University of Michigan.
Middle English Collection - Forty titles, most of which are publicly-accessible. Sponsored by University of Virginia
Modern English Collection - AD 1500-present - Browse by subject. 2,722 titles including 17,518 manuscript and book illustrations (including covers, spines, page images), many of which are publicly accessible. Sponsored by University of Virginia. Includes lookup tool, language tool. Selected Latin texts available.
Short Stories - Original short stories sponsored by east of the web. You can browse by category or search for a title, author, or keyword. Stories can be read online, printed, or downloaded for reading off-line or on a Palm device.

Philosophy and Religion

Bah' Resource Library - Site includes primary and secondary source materials relating to the Bah' faith.
Bible Gateway - The Bible in nine languages. Includes passage lookup and word search. Select from eleven versions of the Bible.
Chabad Literature - Archive of Chabad literature, including full books, articles, and commentary
Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Books from a variety of viewpoints and traditions. Sponsored by Wheaton College.
Secular Web Library - Historical documents relating to atheism. No living authors included in archive.
Zoroastrian Archives - Sites provides the complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures.


American Verse Project - Volumes of American poetry prior to 1920. Sponsored by University of Michigan.
Bartleby Verse: American and English Poetry 1250-1920 - An important public domain collection
British Women Romantic Poets Project - Full-text works listed alphabetically by author. Both SGML and HTML versions are available. The SGML versions have superior formatting, but require a special browser.
Poetry Index of Canonical Verse - Search the poems by title, author and keyword. Maintained by CMU.

Other Text Collections

Dr. Jack Cross's Electronic Archive - PDF versions of classic books, archives guides and Dr. Cross's books. Hosted by Oxford.
ERIC/AE Full Text Internet Library - Books, articles and papers on educational measurement, evaluation and learning theory
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts - Fully indexed by topic. Site includes Folklore, Mythology, Fairy Tales, as well as, Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas. Maintained by D. L. Ashliman
Internet History Sourcebooks - Sourcebook for ancient, medieval, and modern history. The books that tend to have been put online here, or those that have been linked, tend to be those entire books that are often assigned to students in college classes to be read along with the more usual excerpted texts.
Mathematics - Electronic Library - Site contains online journals, article collections, and monographs in the field of mathematics. All material is in electronic form is access is free. Sponsored by European Mathematical Society.
Medieval Studies Online Reference Book - An academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers.
Online Children's Stories - Alphabetical listing of online children's story by title. *******s000
William H. Calvin - Articles, talks, and books by William H. Calvin. Most topics relate to biological and cultural evolution