The Internet Archive is a public nonprofit that was founded to build an 'Internet library,' with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to build more well-rounded collections.
FreeFullText.com provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals, some of which allow all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free. Some may require free registration.
Visual Dictionary of Fashion covers womens, mens and childrens fashions from the 18th to 20th centuries. Search by time, subject and geographic location.
The Fashion Plate Collection features fashion plates from 1806-1914 from some of the leading fashion journals of the times: La Belle assemblee, Le Bon ton, Le Follet, courrier des salons, Journal des dames et des modes, Godey's lady's book and magazine and others.
The Norton Anthology of English Literature: this companion to the print resource of the same name features "annotated texts and contexts grouped by topic, over 1000 illustrations, ... hundreds of annotated links to related sites [and] The Norton Online Archive, a searchable electronic library of over 150 literary texts and downloadable audio files, annotated by the editors." Also includes quizzes and essay topic ideas. Searchable or browsable by time period from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.
eHistory consists of over 130,000 pages of historical content; 5,300 timeline events; 800 battle outlines; 350 biographies; and thousands of images and maps." Also includes a glossary. A major emphasis of the site is United States military activities. Searchable, or browsable by time period or subject area. Maintained by the Department of History, Ohio State University.
Conversations With History from the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Unedited video interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and
their work. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists. The interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. Transcripts for each interview are available. RealPlayer required to view the interviews.
The Virtual Hospital: A Digital Library of Health Information is a peer-reviewed site, maintained by the University of Iowa, that provides educational content for patients, health care providers, and students interested in the health sciences. Includes textbooks, pamphlets, and images at both the professional and lay levels. Users may search either the adult or children's hospital content or browse by topic to find information about anatomy and physiology and conditions and diseases.