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Web gateway to Chadwick Library’s catalog
Electronic Books on the Web
Online Books Page
Indexes books that are full text, free, and not copyrighted. Users can search the listings by author and title, or browse by author, title, subject, new listings, or by serial archives. Maintained by the University of Pennsylvania.
A large selection of public-domain books published pre-1923, including such authors as William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Dante, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Documenting the American South
Primary source material “documenting the cultural history of the American South from the viewpoint of Southerners. It offers diaries, autobiographies, travel accounts, titles on slavery and regional literature.”
Making of America
Contains some 360,000 pages of original printed text from several thousand volumes of primary sources related to the development of US infrastructure during the antebellum period and reconstruction.
National Academies Press
1,800 to 2,500 online books from the National Academy of Sciences and more.
Wright American Fiction (1851-1875)
Attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. It includes works by well known writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville, along with a great many forgotten authors. Courtesy of Indiana University.