Freely Available Resources

UC Berkeley Library guides to research by subject
Look for the Free or open access icon or links without the "locked" icon, denoting freely available online resources

Find Your Local Public Library
In addition to loaning books and possibly borrowing books for you from other libraries, public libraries also license online databases and e-books. Your library card may allow remote access to these resources.

Find a Nearby Academic Library
Many academic libraries allow visitors to use their licensed databases on campus. Check the web site of the academic library you would like to visit for details. Bring a flash drive in case downloading articles is possible.
Click on the title of an item to view library locations; enter your zip code to sort the libraries that may own a copy of the item by distance from your location. Combined catalog of over 1.5 billion books, journals, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, and other items in thousands of libraries worldwide. Users can leave comments about an item, autom

Google Books
Search and preview millions of books and journals digitized from library collections such as UC Berkeley. Titles out of copyright are available in full.

A digital repository providing long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. (Hathi Trust)

Internet Archive: Text Archive
Full-text of books and other tests available, mostly published before 1923 and in the public domain, from a variety of Libraries.

Online Books Page
An index to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Index to more than a million English-language free books and journals available on the Web. Searchable by author, title and subject. Includes links to Hathi and Google.

Free of Charge Books

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Primary source and archival materials covering topics such as art and architecture, performing arts, technology and applied sciences.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums

Provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars

Internet Archive: Text Archive
Full-text of books and other tests available, mostly published before 1923 and in the public domain, from a variety of Libraries.

Online Archive of California (OAC)
Access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California including the 10 UC campuses

American Memory Motion Pictures Collections (Library of Congress)
A gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.

American Museum of Photography
Includes over 5,000 images from daguerreotype portraits to Ansel Adams.

BBC Motion Gallery
Movie clips from the archives of the British Broadcasting Corporation and CBS News.

British Museum collection database
Feature more than 50,000 images that reflect the range of the British Museum's collections.

British Pathe
Items from the British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment

Digitized images including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts

CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
Collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.

Old Maps Online
Digital historical maps from library collections around the world.

Vincent Voice Library

The World Wide Web is a wonderful resource.

Virtual Library

World Wide Library

Librarian’s Index to the Internet
"reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources"

"librarian built" list of scholarly Internet resources for students

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