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Browse Open Access Databases: Primary Sources

  • A New Nation Votes
    "A New Nation Votes is a searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of American democracy. The data were compiled by Philip Lampi. The American Antiquarian Society and Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives have mounted it online for you with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities."
  • Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources
    "This project began as a consequence of a series of conversations in 2010 between Charles Jones and Peter Magierski at NYU about the need for a tool to assemble and distribute information on open access material relating to the Middle East."
  • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
    52 works published by the Digital Schomburg collection, NYPL
  • Art Institute of Chicago
    Explore thousands of artworks in the museum�s wide-ranging collection�from our world-renowned icons to lesser-known gems from every corner of the globe�as well as books, writings, reference materials, and other resources.
  • AVALON Project
    "Documents in law, history, and diplomacy" from Yale Law School. Browse by time period or search.
  • AWOL - The Ancient World Online
    "The bibliographic data presented herein has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253) and formatted in accordance with a structured data model."
  • Civil rights digital library
    "The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. "
  • DRAGNET
    "DRAGNET stands for �Database Retrieval Access using Google�s New Electronic Technology,� a specialized search engine that was developed by librarians at the New York Law School. This feature enables you to �drag the net� through a group of free law-related Web resources. A DRAGNET search is like a Google search, except that it runs in only a select group of websites, produced by the organizations and entities listed below. The sites were chosen by our Library staff for their reliability and utility to legal researchers.* "
  • figshare
    Discover research archived by institutions and by individuals. Use the search box at the top of the window to locate research on your subject.
  • Free Legal Research Resources from Harvard Law School Library
    An extensive list of US, International, and Historical sources to support legal research.
  • Guide to Law Online: Texas
    Direct links to Texas legal and government resources from the Library of Congress.
  • Hathi Trust
    Search over 5 million digitized titles.
  • Perseus Digital Library Collections
    Created and maintained by Tufts University, the Perseus Digital Library includes an Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser and an extensive Greek and Roman Materials Collection.
  • Public Library of Law
    A no-frills site providing access to statutes, cases, regulations, constitutions, and forms.
  • Supreme Court of the United States
    Find opinions, audio and transcripts of arguments, filings, rules, and history.
  • World Digital Library
    Over 15,000 digitized manuscripts, photos, books, and more covering World History and other subjects in the Social Sciences.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    "File, manage or search patents, trademarks, designs and appellations of origin. Search technology, terminology and brand-related information in our free global databases. Download our other reference materials: publications, statistics, economic studies and more."
  • Zhongguo Gongchandang Xin Wen Wang
    "This website provides information abou the daily news and activities of the Communist Party of China, as well as publications and archives of the Communist Party since its establishment in 1921. Information, publications, and documents include: Party Constitutions through the years and internal files; documents from the Communist Party's National Congress since 1921; publications of legendary leaders including Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Ren Bishi, Deng Xiaoping, and Chen Yun; daily activities of current party elites since 1989; historical events in Party history since 1921; Who is Who in the Communist Party over the years. " (LC)
  • Zhongguo Ren Min Zheng Zhi Xie Shang Hui Yi Quan Guo Wei Yuan Hui
    "Zhongguo Zheng Xie Wang covers the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's daily activities and provides its working reports and documentation, including: Resolutions and Statements, Pictures, Press Conferences, Important Commentaries, Representatives Lists, Agendas, Session Updates, Reports, Leaders' Activities, Selected Proposals and Suggestions from Representatives, News Reports, Video Reports, etc. " (LC)

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