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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.
Adelaide University Library eBook Collection - This site provide a small collection of texts that includes classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and Medicine, formatted for ease of reading on the screen. Works can be read online, or downloaded for offline reading.
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 California Press - Electronic Editions: Books - Several dozen online books, currently available at no cost
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.
Latin Bookcase - Search and browse; arranged by source. Includes Classical Greek texts that influenced Latin traditions. Sponsored by Georgetown University.
Greek and Latin Classics Resources - Comprehensive collection of Greek and Latin classics. Sponsored by Library of Congress.
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.
Project Libellus - Classical languages, alphabetical by author. Sponsored by University of Washington.

Literature in English

African American Women Writers of the 19th - 52 online texts, fully keyword searchable Sponsored by New York Public Library.
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.
Hyperizons: Hypertext Fiction - Full-text version of original hypertext fiction. These stories use hypertext links that are freely available on the web to add dimension and realism to the original story. Hosted by Duke University.
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.
Catholic Encyclopedia - Fully indexed and searchable edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia. Hosted by New Advent.
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.
Islamic Texts and Resources Metapage - Introductory texts and FAQs, the Qu'ran and translations in English and other languages, various interpretive texts, and other related documents. Also books from other religions with comparative texts.
Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General - Compilation of articles and books design to explore Judaism. Full-text links to all referenced works are included.
noesis - Philosophical research online, including primary texts and reference works
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

Berkeley Digital Library Project - A site devoted to reinventing scholarly information dissemination and use.
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
Great Books Index - Complete full-text versions of Great Books of the Western World.
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
Philosophy Text Collection - Collection of philosophical texts listed alphabetically by title. Currently includes Berkeley, Copernicus, Descartes, Epitectus, Hume, James, Kant, Malebrache, McCosh, Socrates. Online offering is periodically changed.
William H. Calvin - Articles, talks, and books by William H. Calvin. Most topics relate to biological and cultural evolution