Historical Documents & Literary Texts

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  • Aluka (Images, Historical documents, Journal articles - full text, Government records)
    • An online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Includes three content areas: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, African Plants, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.
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  • America's Historical Imprints (1639 - 1819 • Literary texts, Historical documents, Newspaper articles - full text, Journal articles - full text)
  • American Founding Era Collection (aka Rotunda) (1734 - 1888 • Historical documents, Government records)
    • Contains digital editions of the collected papers of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James and Dolley Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, John Jay, John Marshall, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney-Horry, Gouverneur Morris, as well as documents pertaining to the ratification of the Constitution and biographical information on over 25,000 people of the Founding Era.
    • More Info: About the American Founding Era CollectionEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • American Periodicals (1740 - 1920 • Historical documents, Journal articles - full text)
    • Collection of American magazines and journals, 1740-1920. Includes American Periodicals Series Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries.
    • More Info: About American PeriodicalsEndNote Import: American Periodicals-CC
  • American State Papers, 1789-1838 (1789 to 1817 • Government records, Historical documents)
  • ArchiveGrid (Abstracts, Historical documents)
    • Index of archival finding aids and collection descriptions from archives, libraries, and museums.
    • More Info: ArchiveGrid Search TipsEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Archives Unbound (1907-1927 • Historical documents)


  • British Periodicals (1680 - 1930 • Literary texts, Journal articles - full text, Images)
    • Searchable full text and page images of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th. Also allows searching for cartoons, photographs, illustrations, and other images.
    • More Info: About British PeriodicalsEndNote Import: British Periodicals-CC


  • Carleton College Archives Database (Historical documents, Images)
    • Search all known records of archival photographs, documents, and artifacts at Carleton, as well as view available scans of these items and request appointments to see original copies.
  • Carleton Digital Collections (Images, Historical documents, Journal articles - full text)
    • A local digital collection of Carleton publications and images from Carleton's Visual Resources Collection, the Carleton Archives, and teaching collections from Carleton faculty.
  • Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China (antiquity to 19th century China • Literary texts, Historical documents)
    • A full-text, digitized version of the Complete Classics Collection, which includes all of the most important classics of ancient China through the Qing Dynasty. The database is in Chinese - you will need to have Traditional Chinese fonts installed on your computer to use this.
    • More Info: About the Complete Classics Collection of Ancient ChinaEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Confidential Print: Latin America (1833-1969 • Government records, Historical documents)
    • Documents generated by the UK Foreign and Colonial Offices in countries and regions of Latin America.
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  • Confidential Print: Middle East (1812 - 1969 • Historical documents, Government records)
    • Documents generated by the UK Foreign and Colonial Offices in countries and regions of the Middle East including Afghanistan, Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Persia, Sudan, Suez Canal, Syria, and Turkey.
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  • Food Studies Online (Video, Historical documents, Images, Ephemera)
    • Provides rich archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us. Includes cookbooks and recipe books, menus, marketing pamphlets, posters, and secondary sources as well as documentaries, interview series, and vintage commercials.


  • HathiTrust Digital Library (Literary texts, Historical documents, Government records)
    • A partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
    • More Info: About the HathiTrust Digital Library
  • Historic Documents Series (1972 - current • Reference articles, Government records, Historical documents)
    • Key documents and analysis-updated yearly since 1972. Note: You can also search across all of the CQ Political Reference Suite titles here.
    • More Info: About CQ Political Reference SuiteEndNote Import: Historic Documents Series-CC
  • Human Rights Studies Online (1900-2010 • Ephemera, Video, Historical documents, Government records)
    • Provides comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects


  • King James Bible (Literary texts)
    • Search the King James Bible and associated notes by keyword or by the specific chapter and verse.
    • More Info: About King James BibleEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible



  • Making of the Modern World (1450 - 1914 • Historical documents)
    • Primary documents in economic history from the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School — along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University.
    • More Info: About The Making of the Modern WorldEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Manchester Medieval Sources Online (Historical documents)
    • Original medieval history documents compiled for the teaching and study of history.
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  • Middle English Compendium (Reference articles, Literary texts, Journal articles - citations)
    • The Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, and links to other electronic resources.
    • More Info: About Middle English CompendiumEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible


  • OAIster (Images, Literary texts, Historical documents, Sound recordings, eBooks, Maps)
    • OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). OAIster includes more than 30 million records from more than 1,500 contributors.
    • More Info: About OAIster
  • OAIster (Images, Historical documents)
    • Union catalog of digital resources from thousands of libraries, archives, and museums, including descriptive information about each resource.
    • More Info: About OAIster, Search OAIster on WorldCat.orgEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible



  • Readex AllSearch (Government records, Historical documents, Newspaper articles - full text)
    • Search all of Carleton's Readex collections at once: African American Periodicals, America's Historical Imprints (Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker), America's Historical Newspapers, African American Newspapers, Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, Hispanic Newspapers, American State Papers, Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, World Newspaper Archive (African, Latin American, and South Asian Newspapers)


  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (Literary texts)
    • Virtually all Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600 and the majority of surviving works up the fall of Byzantium in A.D. 1453.
    • More Info: About Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, Greek fontsEndNote Import: Not EndNote compatible
  • Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (Literary texts)
    • Considered the most comprehensive source for Latin lexicography, includes full text of literary works, inscriptions, and other documentary evidence written in Latin from 400BCE to 600CE.
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