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Useful Reference Links: Digital Collections and Electronic Books
Check out some of these open access resources recommended by librarians.
Use the menu at the top to browse this collection, which contains a sizable collection of children's literature published from the 1700s to the present, both in Great Britain and in the United States. Books are offered online, as scanned images of the original works.
Browse or search manuscripts by keyword or location (the location is often that of the holding library). Once you locate a manuscript of interest, click on the title of the item in order to view the pages.
Offers several collections to the public, including dissertations and articles from Purdue authors, as well as images from Purdue's history. Most notable is the access provided to the Amelia Earhart Papers.
Offers access to digital collections that highlight the history of Michigan. Of particular note, this site offers access to death records from 1897-1920. Click "Explore" in the top menu to see a complete list of collections.
An online collection of lectures and talks given at TED events. TED is a non-profit group whose goal is to "spread ideas worth spreading." Topics are timely, and the speakers include such notables as Jane Goodall, Douglas Adams, and J.J. Abrams.