This page is from Hanover College's Internet Archive of Texts and Documents,
which we no longer actively maintain.

In the 1990s, useful historical material was not easy to find online. The Hanover history department pioneered in offering guides like this one to useful primary and secondary sources found throughout the web. Although searching the web is easy now, we continue to offer our most popular subject guides for users who prefer them.

You may also be interested in the Hanover Historical Texts Collection, which holds the primary sources we publish online. You can search the Collection by keyword or browse its table of contents.

Electronic Text Collections

Indexes and Resources
General Etext Collections
The Middle Ages
Early Modern
United States
17th and 18th Centuries
19th Century
20th Century
The Americas Outside the U.S.
The Middle East
India and South Asia
East Asia
Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceana
Specialized Collections
Other web sites of interest to historians

Indexes and Resources

Alex: Guide to Electronic Books (NCSU)
Bard (Bodleian Access to Remote Databases]
CARRIE - An Electronic Library (U. of Kansas)
Historical Texts Archive: Mississippi State
History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers
Index of Resources for Historians (U. Kansas)
Voice of the Shuttle: History

General Etext Collections

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Government (Yale)
Bartleby Library (Columbia University)
UVa Digital Collections -- formerly the Electronic Texts Center (University of Virginia)
The Humanities Text Index (University of Michigan)
Oxford Text Archive
Project Gutenberg
The Internet Classics Archives (MIT)
Schoenberg Center for electronic texts and images (U. Penn.)
The University of Toronto English Library
The Wiretap Electronic Texts Archive

Europe: General

Western European Studies Section (Association of College and Research Libraries) guide to etext collections and more
ARTFL Project (University of Chicago) French language studies
Gallica French language texts
Celt (UCC) Irish Texts
Eurodocs (Brigham Young)

Europe: Ancient

Classical Mythology (UNM) Classics Resources on the Internet (University of Saskatchewan)
The Ecole Initiative (Evansville)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)
The Online Medieval and Classical Library (Sunsite, Berkeley)
Perseus Project (Tufts University)
Translations by University of Saskatchewan Classics Department Members,

Europe: The Middle Ages

Internet Medieval Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham, part of the ORB)
The Labyrinth (Georgetown)
The Labyrinth Middle English Bookcase
The Online Medieval and Classical Library (Sunsite, Berkeley)
Netserf -- primary texts as well as secondary sources, reference material, images, and guides

Early Modern Europe
Medici Archive Project
Project Wittenberg
Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service (Cambridge)
Early English Books Online (Cambridge)

Modern Europe

Internet Modern History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)

US: General

The Library of Congress
American Memory Collections (Library of Congress)
Avalon Project (Yale) documents in law and diplomacy
History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
National Archives (of the United States)

Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics (Constitution Society)
Complete Chronology Resource

US: 17th and 18th Centuries

Archiving Early America
Fire and Ice Anglo-American Puritan authors and texts
Modern History Sourcebook (Halsall) Early America section

US: 19th Century

Making of America (University of Michigan)
Native Americans Documents Project (California State University, San Marcos)
Nineteenth Century Documents Project (Furman)

US: 20th Century

World War II (SMU)


Internet African History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)

The Middle East

Ancient World Cultures: Islam (U. Evansville)
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)
Islam and Islamic Studies Resources (University of Georgia)

India and South Asia

Hindi: The language of song (Colorado State)
Internet Indian History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)
India Network Foundation

East Asia

Ancient China (Richard Hooker)
Japanese Text Initiative (Universities of Virginia and Pittsburgh)
John Fairbank Memorial Chinese History Virtual Library (CND)
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)
Internet Guide for China Studies (Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University )

Select Specialized Collections

Epistemelinks philosophy on the web
The Alchemy Web Site and Virtual Library
Christian Literature (ICLnet)
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism Pseudepigrapha and Merkabah tradition (Marquette University)
ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History Online--Science & Technology
Archive for the History of Economic Thought (McMasters)
The History of Education Site (University Nijmegen) includes etexts
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)
Internet Women's History Sourcebook (Paul Halsall, Fordham)
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
The Secular Web Library

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Last Updated: March 24, 2010
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