We’re trying out Raindrop.io to share links to individual full-text works. But we’re also showing you where we research Buffalo in pre-computer online books & periodicals.
|Raindrop has links to over 750 individual open access, full-text nonfiction Buffalo-related books, pamphlets, studies & periodicals that we found online. We regularly add to it. The icons at the top right let you choose how to sort and view the books.|
|We pretty much live at Google Books. In 2004, they signed agreements with major libraries to mass-digitize books & periodicals. There are four levels of access: full text (the whole book); excerpt (a set of pages); snippet (a sentence or two); and no text (the page is a placeholder for if they do someday digitize the book).|
|HathiTrust was created by a consortium of academic libraries to digitize their books & periodicals. Everything is full text, with lots of public domain material. You must belong to a member institution to download works that are still protected by copyright, though.|
|Internet Archive has full-text public domain books you can download, plus an e-book lending program. Anyone can upload works to Internet Archive.|
|Gutenberg Project was the first online book site. Everything here is full-text and public domain.|
|Lastly, here’s an online book search engine built by our colleagues at the University at Buffalo that simultaneously searches the above sites and a few more.|