The largest general American digital libraries are Google Books, Hathi Trust and the Internet Archive, but many other collections exist in the US and elsewhere. Some of these are listed by subject category in this guide.

To find digital text collections accessible via Harvard Library E-Resources, select Find E-Resources and open the Subject tab. Choose your subject, then select Electronic Book/Text Collections. Also try Harvard digital collections for locally produced collections. Works in many, but not all, of these collections are linked from HOLLIS.

Many of Harvard’s own digitized collections are available via A Selection of Web Accessible Collections and The Digital Collections of Harvard College Library.

To find full text of periodical articles, refer to research guides listed under Articles in Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers on the LibGuides site.

The British Columbia International Digital Library has an excellent collection of categorized links to digital libraries.

Please feel free to email us with questions.
Fred Burchsted, (burchst@fas.harvard.edu) Research Librarian and Liaison to the Department of History, Widener Library
James Capobianco, (jcapob@fas.harvard.edu) Reference Librarian, Houghton Library
Pam Matz, (pmatz@fas.harvard.edu) Research Librarian and Liaison to Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Widener Library