Online Research Resources
Below you will find a list of online resources compiled by the faculty members of A&H that you may find helpful while performing research during the pandemic.
Resources for Doctoral Research on the Holocaust and Related Topics
- (Available online through UTD Library) The Economy and War in the Third Reich 1933 – 1944
This official statistical source provides rare, detailed data on the German economic situation during the Third Reich up to and throughout World War II. Consisting of Monatliche Nachweise–ber den Auswartigen Handel Deutschlands (January 1933-June 1939); Der Aussenhandel Deutschlands Monatliche Nachweise (July 1939); and Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands (August 1939-1944)
- (Available online through UTD Library) Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees: The West’s Response to Jewish Emigration
Get inside the IGCR — the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees — organized in London in 1938 following the Evian Conference, which had been called by President Roosevelt to consider the problem of racial, religious and political refugees from central Europe. This collection includes IGCR subject files on virtually every group of racial, religious and political refugees from 1938 to 1947.
- (Available online through UTD Library) Testaments to the Holocaust
Testaments to the Holocaust, a digitized, searchable full-text and image resource, provides the basis for studying Nazi Germany and its crimes from many perspectives. It builds a history of the period through people’s testimonies, family narratives and the documents of the activities of the Nazi regime. Complemented by appropriate secondary literature, this collection delivers outstanding opportunities to gain insights into a dark period of history.
- (Available online through UTD Library) U.S. Relations with the Vatican and the Holocaust 1940 – 1950
Correspondence, reports and more explore America’s relations with the Vatican during World War II and the Holocaust.
- (Available online through UTD Library) Shoah Visual History Archive
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, USC Shah Foundation Institutefor Visual History and Education; Armenian Film Foundation
- Yad Vashem Archives, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Research Center, Jerusalem
- U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Electronic Resources
- U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives
- U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database.
- The Wiener Holocaust Library Online
- The Holocaust: A Digital Library of Resources
JSTOR is a digital library founded in 1995. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now encompasses books and other primary sources as well as current issues of journals. It provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals.
- Internet Archive
A digital library covering all subject areas and all media.
- Library of Congress
has an extensive digital collection.
Resources for Researching American History
- The CIA's Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room
Here you can view documents released through the FOIA and other CIA release programs. Click on "Advanced Search", then in the "Collection" list, look for "Library of Congress." Click on that and then go back up to the "Search Term(s)" box and search away. Just as one example, there are 59 hits on "assassination."
- If you would like to view the CIA's previously released documents and collections, visit the Historical Collections page to Browse the Collections, which includes links to all collections previously found on the CIA Records Search Tool (know as CREST) as well as individual collections of documents on historically significant topics compiled by the CIA's office.
Resources for Researching American and English Literature
A list of digital collections.
- English and American Literature: Digital Collections and Digital Humanities Projects
ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world. ArchiveGrid is an online service that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions. It includes nearly a million descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. Can be searched via ArchiveGrid in WorldCat.org.
- Archive Finder
Archive Finder is a current directory which describes over 220,000 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
- Archives Portal Europe
The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.
Information about books, journal titles, videos, and materials in other formats owned by U.S. and foreign libraries. Select ARCHIVAL MATERIAL under FORMAT to limit to items in archives and finding aids.
- WorldCat (via FirstSearch)
Information about books, journal titles, videos, and materials in other formats owned by U.S. and foreign libraries. Select ARCHIVAL MATERIALS to limit to archive items and finding aids.
Discussion networks in Humanities and Social Science disciplines.
- World guide to special libraries (2007)
A comprehensive directory of special libraries worldwide. It includes major central libraries such as the National Library of Medicine departmental and institute libraries, corporate and administrative libraries, ‘classic’ special libraries such as the Bibliothèque artistique de la ville de Bruxelles and general libraries with major specialized holdings.
- Repositories of Primary Sources
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar
Freely Available Digital Collections
- Modernist Journals Project
- The Walt Whitman Archive
- Dickinson Electronic Archives
- Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
- Trent Collection of Whitmaniana
- The Medieval Document Collection
- The Edgar Allen Poe Digital Collection
Free Full Text Sources
- American Memory Project at the Library of Congress
- Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY Buffalo)
- Electronic Text Center (University of Virginia)
- The Camelot Project
This is a database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies and other related information. This project is sponsored by the University of Rochester.
- Discovering Literature - British Library
This site features 1,200 items and insights from 60 experts, as well as author profiles, newly commissioned articles, documentary films and lesson plans.
- Eighteenth Century Resources on the Net
This is an excellent site for English Literature. Includes extensive listings for the following -- Biblical, Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, 18th Century, Romantic, Victorian, 20th Century, British, Irish, American, Other National Literatures, Hypertext, Theater and Drama, and Literary Thoery.
- English Language and Literature Research Guide
This exhaustive guide from Yale University includes internet resources and print resources. The latter is categorized by type of source, genre, and time frame.
- English Literature on the Web
Here one can find e-text archives, information on children's books and authors, medieval English literature, Anglo-Saxon literature, information on British authors and literature of various time periods such as the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
- English Literature Resources
An extensive directory of literature resources on the internet
- The Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism
Contains critical and biographical information about authors and their works.
- Labyrinth Library: Middle English
The Labyrinth provides free access to information in medieval studies with several links to other global servers that connect to databases, services and electronic texts. This site will soon include a variety of new resources such as on-line forums, professional directories and news, on-line bibliographies and an on-line university of teachers and scholars available for electronic conferencing.
- Literary Resources on the Net
This is another page which deals mainly with English and American Literature sources on the net and is limited to collections of information useful to academics. It is possible to search this site by literary time frame or literary genre.
Luminarium is an excellent resource for Middle English Literature, Renaissance literature, and 17th-century literature.
- Old English Literature
This site contains works such as Beowulf along with criticism about these works as well as numerous prose, poems and reference works in middle English.
- Post-Colonial Literature
Post-Colonial Literature contains works written in English by citizens of former British colonies other than the U.S. and Canada. Some non-western literature may also be included.
- Old English Resources
contains links to Old English text collections, fonts, courses and programs, in addition to Old English alphabet, glossaries, grammar and thesaurus.
- Romantic Circles
This website is devoted to the literature and culture of the Romantic period.
- Victoria Research Web
Victoria Research Web is dedicated to the study of nineteenth century British Literature and is a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers who maybe studying the period. Links to other Victorian sites can be found here as well as several writings of Victorian women writers.
- Voice of the Shuttle -- English Literature
This page is an excellent site for accessing information on the literature of the eighteenth century. You can find general resources, authors, works, projects, and criticism about the writing of the period.
- Literary Resources - Drama and Theater
This site is maintained by Jack Lynch of the Department of English at Rutgers University. Contains links to theatre and performance studies.
- Medieval English Theatre Links
Medieval English Theatre Society promotes interest in and study of theatre both within and beyond the academic community.
- The World Wide Web Virtual Library - Theater
Contains pointers to resources in more than 50 countries around the world, for professionals, amateurs, academics and students of all ages.
- British Poetry 1780-1910: A Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions
This site contains scholarly editions of books of poetry published between 1780-1910 and is meant for scholars interested in Romantic and Victorian literature.
- The Romantics
analyzes the major influences in the lives of the Romantic poets during the late eighteenth century and mid-nineteenth century.
- Rossetti Archive
Contains the complete writings and pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
- A Timeline of English Poetry
This site contains old English, middle English, and new English poems. Indexes by poet, tile, first line, and keyword and has links to criticism on poetry.
- Twentieth Century Poetry Resources
Created by Ishikawa of Kobe University in Japan, this site provides pages that contain photographs, biographical sketches, and bibliographies of selected twentieth century poets.
- William Blake Archive
Contains books, prints, illustrations, and manuscripts and typographic works of William Blake.
- History and Development of Prose Style
This is a list of readings dating from 890 through 1984 compiled by John F. Tinkler of Towson University for his course on History and Development of Prose Style.
- Rossetti Archive: The Prose Works and Fragments
Included here are discussions on the following writings of Rossetti -- Hand and Soul, The Stealthy School of Criticism and St. Agnes of Intercession.
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
- Internet Speculative Fiction Database
The ISFDB is an effort to catalog works of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, yearly fiction, indexes, and forthcoming books.
- The Locus Index to Science Fiction
This site contains one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of science fiction and fantasy for the period covered. Includes news, reviews, resources, and perspectives of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
- MIT Science Fiction Society Homepage
This is the world's largest collection of science fiction. Contains some foreign language material and more than 90% of all science fiction, horror and fantasy related stuff published in English. Includes an extensive magazine collection. Membership dues.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
This is an index to over 60,000 items about science fiction and fantasy compiled by H.W. Hall. History, criticism, commentary, fan writings, and some reviews are all included.
- Science Fiction Foundation Home Page
This is the research library of the Science Fiction Foundation and is the largest resource of science fiction and related material in the United Kingdom.
- Free Speculative Fiction Online
This site features science fiction authors, award winning stories, recommendations, and more.
Professor Peter A. Shulman from Case Western University created a wonderful list of sources that we'd like to share. You may access his Sources for Digitized Archival Manuscript Collections on Google Drive or a PDF copy of what he has created.