Electronic Text & Preprint Collections on the Web

Guides and References

Electronic Text & Preprint Collections on the Internet

  1. Major Collections, Guides and Indexes
  2. Subject-Oriented Collections
    African Americans | Anthropology | Biology | Business | Chemistry and Physics | Computer Science | Earth and Environmental Science | Economics | Education | Film Studies | Health & Medicine | History | Latino and Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics and Statistics | Philosophy | Political Science and Public Policy | Psychology | Recreation and Leisure | Religion | Science | Women
  3. Non-Subject Collections
    Chronologically-Oriented Sites: Documents from Specific Time Periods
    Federal and State of New Jersey Documents
    Foreign Language Text: Documents in Languages Other than English
    Law and Legal Resources
    Literary Works: Fiction, Drama, Poetry and More
    Primary Documents: Collections of Texts of Historical Significance

Major Collections, Guides to, and Indexes of Collections

  • Akamac_E-text_Links (good for works in the social sciences, especially classic works in the history of economic thought. Starts with Althusser, ends with Allyn Abbott Young)
  • The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (specializes in English literature, American literature, and Western philosophy. Contains some unique features - see the "About Statement" for an explanation of these)
  • Digital Book Index (very good site to use to find free and for-fee titles from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. Log-in required)
  • Digital Library Federation: Digital Collections Registry (searchable guide to the publicly accessible digital collections of selected research and academic libraries)
  • The Electronic Text Center (main page of the Center at the U. of Virginia)
  • In the First Person (searchable index of more than 3,350 collections of diaries, oral histories and personal narratives in English from around the world.)
  • The EServer ("the EServer's primary function is to publish texts in the arts and humanities." Contains over 30,000 texts in the humanities, along with links to other sites.)
  • The Modern English Collection (a "heterogeneous collection of texts, fiction and non-fiction, letters and essays, etc. from 1500 to the present." A subset of the U. of Virginia's Electronic Text Center English Language Resources Collection)
  • Ongoing Hypertext Projects (Henry Adams to the WPA, all from the U. of Virginia)
  • The On-Line Books Page ("an index of thousands of on-line books on the Internet and links to significant directories and archives of on-line texts." Provides access by author, title and Library of Congress classification number)
  • Oxford Text Archives ("holds several thousand electronic texts and linguistic corpora, in a variety of languages")
  • Project Bartleby Archive (non-fiction and fiction works. See also Bartlebyverse: American and English Poetry: 1250 -1920 in the "Literary Works" section)
  • Project Gutenberg (the original e-text project. This is the official site; there are also mirror sites at other URLs)
  • Public Domain HTI Modern English Collection (publicly accessible texts from a variety of sources. Part of the Humanities Text Initiative at the Univ. of Michigan)
  • Renascence Editions: An Online Repository of Works Printed in English Between the Years 1477 and 1799 (U. of Oregon)

Subject-Oriented Collections

African Americans | Anthropology | Biology | Business | Chemistry and Physics | Computer Science | Earth and Environmental Science | Economics | Education | Film Studies | Health & Medicine | History | Latino and Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics and Statistics | Philosophy | Political Science and Public Policy | Psychology | Recreation and Leisure | Religion | Science | Women

African Americans

Anthropology

  • CogPrints: Cognitive Science Eprint Archive (primatology, cognitive ethnology, archeology, paleontology)
  • eHRAF (the Human Relations Area File online. Ethnographic reports and other texts on cultures and cultural practices. Off-campus use restricted to Montclair State University affiliated patrons)
  • Fourth World Documentation Project ("an online library of texts which record and preserve our [indigenous] peoples' struggles to regain their rightful place in the international community")

Biology

Business

Chemistry and Physics

Computer Science

Earth and Environmental Science & Management

Economics

Education

  • Education-line ("full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practice")

Film Studies

Health & Medicine

History

Latino & Latin American Studies

Linguistics

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy

Political Science and Public Policy
(see also the "Federal and State of New Jersey Documents Collections" and the "Law and Legal Resources" sections for more sites)

Psychology

Recreation and Leisure

Religion

Science

Women

Non-Subject Collections

Chronologically-Oriented Sites | Federal and State of New Jersey Documents | Foreign Language Texts | Law and Legal Resources | Literary Works: Fiction, Drama, Poetry and More | Primary Documents: Collections of Texts of Historical Significance

Chronological-Oriented Collections: Documents from Specific Time Periods
(See also the "Primary Documents: Collections of Texts of Historical Significance" section)

Ancient and Classical World | Medieval and Renaissance | 17th and 18th Centuries | 19th and 20th Centuries

Ancient and Classical World

Medieval and Renaissance

17th and 18th Centuries

19th and 20th Centuries

 

Federal and State of New Jersey Documents Collections

 

Foreign Language Texts: Documents in Languages Other than English

 

Law and Legal Resources
(see also the "Federal and State of New Jersey Documents Collections" sections)

General Collections | Court Cases (U.S.) | Court Cases (State) | Laws and Legislation | Regulatory Information

General Collections

Court Cases (U.S.)

Court Cases (State)

Laws and Legislation

Regulatory Information

  • GPO Access (Federal Register)
  • Lexis-Nexis (Federal and State codes and regulations. The path to codes and regulations is: Lexis Nexis/Legal Research/choose appropriate jurisdiction in the "Codes and Regulations" section. Available off-campus to current Montclair State University students, faculty and staff with an MSU Internet account)

 

Literary Works: Fiction, Drama, Poetry and More

Primary Documents: Collections of Texts of Historical Significance

General Collections | European History | United States History

General Collections

 

African | East Asian | Indian | Islamic | Jewish | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans | Women's | Global | Science

European History

United States History