Digital Libraries

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A directory of selected digital libraries, especially focused on Early Modern History, with special sections devoted to the Early Modern North Atlantic and Cartographic and visual materials

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General reference and OA full texts

Athena, The University of Geneva,

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek,

Biblioteca sinica,

Eliohs. Biblioteca di storiografia moderna, eds. Guido Abbattista and Rolando Minuti,


Google Books,

HathiTrust’s digital library,

Internet Archive,

Internet Modern History Sourcebook, ed. Paul Halsall, Fordham University,

Library of Congress Digital Collections,

Online Library of Liberty: A collection of scholarly works about individual liberty and free markets,

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin,

Early-Modern North Atlantic

BAnQ numerique, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec,

Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Canadiana Online,

Colonial North America at Harvard Library,

EADA – Early Americas Digital Archive, University of Maryland Libraries’ e-Publishing Initiative,

Library of Congress Digital Collections, Discovery and Exploration,

The New York Public Library Digital collection,

Wisconsin Historical Society, American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement: A Digital Library and Learning Center,; with a special section of documents related to the Lewis and Clark expedition:

Cartographic and visual materials

Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay, América, Mapas,

The British Museum Collections Online,

David Rumsey Map Collection,

John Carter Brown Collections, Archive of Early American Images,



Cite this blog post
Giulia Iannuzzi (2020, February 1). Digital Libraries. Geographies of Time. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from

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