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Humanities and Social Sciences Resources

Voice of the Shuttle - Meta-directory for Humanities Research - Yahoo-like breakdown that organizes links by general fields, broader areas, and specific topics. Links include other directories, articles, academic sites, general information pages, commercial sites, galleries, etc. Links to courses/programs, journals/zines, listservs/newsgroups, conferences/calls for papers in separate directories under each general field heading. Good cross-referencing between fields and topics. Linked-site orientation/inclusion is broad and non-discriminatory. But short on link annotation. Many dead links. Site search engine doesn't work. No use of graphic aids to ease search. (

American Studies Crossroads Project - International networking and curriculum innovation project sponsored by the American Studies Association. Includes news of opportunities and resources for the American Studies community; ASA field guides, links to American Studies programs on the web, an extensive syllabus library; indexes to online courses and interactive syllabi, model assignments and course-based electronic projects; and online reference materials for the field of American studies. Easy navigation. Search engine. (

Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures - Contains essays, syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for teaching the multiple literatures of the United States. Created and maintained by the Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies (CEPACS) at Georgetown University's American Studies Program. (

Index of Resources for Historians - Simple index offering about 4000 connections arranged alphabetically by subject and name. (

Literary Resources on the Net - A collection of links to sites on the Internet dealing especially with English and American literature, excluding most single electronic texts, and limited to collections of information useful to academics. Well annotated. Simple search engine. (

H-Net Home Page - Hosts over 100 free electronic, interactive newsletters ("lists") edited by scholars in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific, reaching over 60,000 subscribers in more than 90 countries. H-Net also offers an extensive online scholarly review journal, as well as teaching resources, and the H-Net academic job guide. The site is fully searchable. (

The English Server - The English Server's primary function is to publish texts in the arts and humanities. Collections include art, architecture, drama, fiction, poetry, history, political theory, cultural studies, philosophy, women's studies and music. Also publishes journals such as Bad Subjects, Cultronix and Sudden, and disseminate information of use to scholars such as calls for papers and academy sites. Easily navigable. Search engine. (

Project Gutenberg - A large collection of texts in the public domain. (

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
- Documents and images pertaining to government activity throughout American history. (

Wiretap - Extensive collection of government treaties, resolutions, bills, etc., not limited to American government. Also has a library of online books, fiction and non-fiction, in the public domain. Wiretap is a free public service in gopher form. Non-searchable. (

The Etext Archives - Gopher archive of electronic texts of all kinds, from the sacred to the profane, from the political to the personal. Categories include e-zines, politics, fiction, religion, and poetry. Also stores the old Quartz gopher archives. (

The On-Line Books Page - A fully searchable listing of more than 9,000 books of all kinds available online. Also has related news, features, and links. (

Project Runeberg - More than 200 titles of Nordic literature digitized. Mostly Swedish, but also some Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, and Icelandic texts. Searchable. (

Project Wittenberg - A cross-section of classic and historic texts written by Lutherans. Documents are posted in their original languages, in English translation and other languages as they are available. Project Wittenberg selects texts that are in the public domain or whose translators are willing to yield rights to free distribution of their work on the Internet. Searchable. (

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
- Classic Christian books in various electronic formats. Searchable. (

Project Bartleby Archive - A collection of traditional classic British/American literature in the public domain. Searchable. (

The Marx & Engels WWW Library - A near-complete collection of digitized Marx/Engels works. Searchable. (http://csf.Colorado.EDU/psn/marx/Archive/)

The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia - Holdings include approximately 45,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in twelve languages, with more than 50,000 related images. The use of a large number of items is restricted to UVA and VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) users. No search engine. (

Representative Poetry On-line - Over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the 20th Century. Many classics; includes criticism. Searchable index. (

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Large collection of texts and resources related to the study of medieval times. Searchable through external engines. (

Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan - Restricted access to most of the collections, but an excellent collection of public-domain Modern English works is available to the public. Also the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, the Book of Mormon, the Koran, and several versions of the Bible. Searchable. (

Making of America (MOA) - A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection currently contains approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. A collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University. Seachable. (

Perseus Project - An evolving digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world and beyond. Searchable. (

AS@UVA Hypertexts - A digitized American originals collection focusing on the study of American culture. (

Women Writers Project - A Brown University long-term research project devoted to early modern (1300-1820) English language women's writing and electronic text encoding. Approximately 50 texts. Searchable. (

The Victorian Women Writers Project - Transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century. Includes anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama. (

CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts) - The online resource for contemporary and historical Irish documents in literature, history and politics. In progress. Searchable. (

The Online Literature Library - Limited collection of traditional classics from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Voltaire. (

Athena - A non-language-specific meta-listing of direct links to electronic texts on various sites and servers around the Internet. Wonderful if you know what you are looking for. Searchable. ( - A huge collection of English works including almost all of Shakespeare's works, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, the King James Bible, Sixth Edition Columbia Encyclopedia, and more. (

Commercial Humanities and Social Sciences Resources

The History Net - Large collection of popular history articles from a number of print magazines such as Historic Traveler, Women's History, and Military History Quarterly. Categories range from World History through Homes & Heritage. (

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