Early Books in the University Libraries Collections
Early books and newspapers in the Ball State University Libraries collections may be found using CardCat's Early Books and Newspapers Finder. You may search by keyword, author, title, or subject, and can either choose a particular publication year or designate a range (e.g. 1880-1885). This search will also retrieve results available digitally through Hathi Trust.
A collection that gives users both full and limited access to millions of books and magazines. In order to view early books use the Advanced Search Features to limit to "full view" only and publication date.
Perseus Digital Library of Tufts University is an evolving digital library featuring a wide range of materials and constantly updated with new content. Current works include modern English Literature, classics and science papers.
The Historic Children's Books digital collection includes monographs published during the 19th and 20th centuries for youth. The books feature songs, rhymes, games, fairy tales, histories, and morality tales for children.
The Digital Media Repository offers full text access to 173 Chapbooks with subjects ranging from moral instruction to the ABCs to advertisements for patent medicines and soap. Many have colored paper covers, some are hand sewn, and others contain hand-colored illustrations.
The Wright American Fiction Collection is comprised of 19th Century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography of American Fiction, 1985-1875. The collection current houses 2,887 volumes by 1,456 authors.
Key collection of 17th and 18th century American writing, all reproduced online in full-text. Primary sources include texts on early American diplomacy, foreign affairs, government, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Based on Charles Evans's American Bibliography.
The 'English Short Title Catalogue' (ESTC) is an international project established at the British Library in 1977. Its aim is to create a machine-readable bibliography of books, serials, pamphlets and other ephemeral material printed in English-speaking countries from 1473 to 1800, based on the collections of over 1,600 institutions world-wide.
Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
Great source for background information on major authors and works. Includes biographies and basic literary criticism on more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.