Books Online

American Colonist’s Library  Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History

British Library Online Gallery  includes the first atlas of Europe compiled in the 1570s

Compilation of Published Sources  MyHeritage’s collection of more than 150,000 digitized historical books

Digital Book Index  indexed links to more than 165,000 full text books from book publishers, universities and private sites

Digital Book Initiative  Colonial American History

Digital Interlibrary Loan  Digitized books, too fragile for interlibrary loan, at the Library of Congress

Family History Archive  Family More than 40,000 digital family history publications from the Allen County Library, Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee and Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Libraries, Church History Library, Family History Library, Houston Public Library – Clayton Center for Genealogical Research and Mid-Continent Public Library – Midwest Genealogy Center#

fold3 (formerly footnote) ($ or access at NARA or local Family History Center)  original historic document images, some free, most require subscription

Free Irish Genealogy eBooks  list of free eBooks and eJournals on the topic of Irish, Irish-American and Irish-Canadian genealogy; read books online or download

Genealogy Book Links  is a set of links to free online book collections useful for genealogy research. It’s organized by state, subjects, material type and surname.

Genealogy Gophers  free access to more than 40,000 out-of-copyright genealogy works digitized by FamilySearch

Google Books  Large collection of public domain books and some books for purchase

Google Scholar  Scholarly Literature Search

Hathi Trust  a digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, some digitized and others in the catalog that can be ordered through interlibrary loan

Heritagequest  a collection of over 25,000 family and local histories, available through the Kitsap Regional Library and others, library card required

History Cooperative  historical journals including The American Historical Review, The Journal of American History, Law and History Review, The William and Mary Quarterly, The Western Historical Quarterly, Common-Place, Journal of World History, The Oral History Review, and The Massachusetts Historical Review

Internet Archive  enormous collection of open library books and public domain books, constantly growing, great source for local histories and directories

Library Ireland  Historical books and articles relating to Ireland

Making of America  Cornell University’s digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction

Making of America  Library of primary Sources in American Social History, from the University of Michigan

National Archives Digitized Historic Documents  including papers of the Continental Congress, Civil War Photos

New York Public Library Digital  Manuscripts, books, historical maps, rare prints, illustrated books, printed ephemera and photos

Open Library  Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources  guide to genealogy

Smithsonian Libraries  over seven thousand rare books, journals and manuscripts online.

The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy  a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary sources

University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library  including digital histories and image bank

World eBook Fair ($)  membership required

Yale University Library Digital Collections  with historic New Haven, works by Thomas Jefferson and much more.