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Primary Sources on the Web and Free Online eBooks

PRIMARY SOURCES on the WEB
(click here for free online ebooks)

Hover over a Primary Source icon to read a brief description of each site.   

Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/


Finding Primary Sources for Teachers and Students
https://www.archives.gov/education/research/education/research/primary-sources



 links to over 1200 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness
http://besthistorysites.net/


Primary Sources on the Web
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/primary.html


Discover 34,599,640 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States
http://dp.la/


documents, films, and historic images
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu
•Landmark Documents Organized by Era
•Historically Significant Court Cases in American History
•Historically Significant Supreme Court Cases in American History
•Historically Significant Newspaper Articles
•Historically Significant Newspaper Obituaries


contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news
https://archive.org/details/movies


a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Primary sources are available here primarily for use in high-school and university/college courses.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/


Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events,
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/index.htm


Online Sources for European History  Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations
http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

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FREE ONLINE EBOOK COLLECTIONS

Public Domain = Anyone can use it for any purpose; it's free to use without restriction.

Royalty Free   = Someone else owns it, so you can't own it; but, you can borrow it.



(Public domain: free within the U.S.)
Digital Public Library of America 
https://dp.la/

Feedbooks
http://www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain

The Library of Congress
 
https://archive.org/details/library_of_congress?&sort=-downloads&page=4

Librivox
 - public domain audiobooks
http://www.librivox.org

Project Gutenberg 
 
http://www.gutenberg.org

Rare Book Room
 (Public domain: free within the U.S.)
http://rarebookroom.org/


 


(Royalty-Free)

Kobo 
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/list/kids-teen/KXcdXaYEQUyXx_o_Ur-aww

Manybooks
 
http://manybooks.net/genres/teen-young-adult 

University of Pennsylvania
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu


(Mixed:
Each item is individually labeled, so make sure you read the small print!)


Open Library 
https://openlibrary.org/

World Digital Library 
https://www.wdl.org/en/

 



Creative Commons Licenses
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Creative Commons Licenses

 

 Provides an excellent summary Hathitrust.org
of  access and use definitions and policies.

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last updated 4/17/2019 by Arlen Kimmelman, CRHS Library