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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 492C: Historiography and Methodology

A course guide. Describes library resources for conducting historical research.

1. Digital Collections at Illinois

The Library provides access for UIUC faculty, staff, and students to several major collections of digitized texts.  These are available from the Online Research Resources page off the Library Gateway.   Because these are subscription databases, access requires authentication with a UIUC net id.

2. Digital Collections on the Open Web

In addition to these subscription databases available only to UIUC students, faculty and staff, there are many digital collections available without restriction or cost to the user.   Below are some of the free digital resources to explore.  There are hundreds more available. To search for open-access digital collections by subject, use OAIster.