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English Literature: Digital Literary Resources

Resources for the USD community interested in literature and literary criticism.

Literature and the Digital Humanities

Digital Public Library of America

Browse the wealth of resources at the site of this project, which aims to bring about a large-scale digital public library uniting collections from such sources as the Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, and disparate academic collections.


Open Access Repository for the Humanities

This is a repository of full-text, interdisciplinary resources designed to increase the impact of Humanities work. It is accessible through the MLA Commons.


Digitised Manuscripts

Use this website to view digitised copies of manuscripts and archives in the British Library's collections, with descriptions and their contents.


Dickinson Electronic Archives

Visit this scholarly resource bringing together interdisciplinary and collaborative research that leverages the possibilities of the digital environment.


English Broadside Ballad Archive

A project of the Early Modern Center in the English Department at the University of California-Santa Barbara, EBBA gathers together on one site ballad sheet facsimiles and facsimile transcriptions of broadside ballads from the 17th century. Items are extensively catalogued and can be viewed via basic and advanced search functions.



Search the database provided by this partnership of research institutions, which offers millions of digitized titles from libraries worldwide.




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Hugh Burkhart
Copley Library - CL 231
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

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