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Welcome to the Library Resources Page for Public Humanities. Here you will find links to the most useful databases and web resources for your subject, as well as contact info for your librarian. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have!


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Please see the Resource Guides for your subject of interest, particularly those for American Studies and the History of Art and Architecture.




    Christophori de Pauli Pharmacopoeia Camera Materialium ad Vivum Delineata. 1751. Luna  Collection.

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    For additional primary material, please see also the Resource Guide for American Studies.

    • Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) Digital Edition  Icon  Icon
      Ongoing; based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography, this resource serves as the foundation for research on every aspect of 17th and 18th century American life. Upon completion, Evans Digital will consist of over 36,000 works and 2,400,000 images.
    • Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819): Shaw-Shoemaker, Digital Edition.  Icon  Icon
      Ongoing, Shaw-Shoemaker covers every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States. Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. The continuation of Readex's Early American Imprints: Series I, this rich primary source database, based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and now supplemented by thousands of new items, thoroughly chronicles the people, ideas and events behind the early political, social, cultural and geographic growth of the United States.
    • North American Women's Letters and Diaries  Icon  Icon
      Colonial-1950; ongoing. When complete, the collection will include approximately 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950, plus 7,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. Includes materials from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings.


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