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Agriculture Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
American studiesAmerican Memory
American Studies Hypertexts
ClassicsThe Internet Classics Archive
Perseus Digital Library
DramaBibliomania
English Server
WWW Library for Theater and Drama
see also Literature (General)
EconomicsLibrary of Economics and Liberty
McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought
FictionSee Literature (general)
HistoryAMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History
American Memory
Avalon Project at Return to index of e-text sites Law School
Cushing/Whitney Medical Digital Library
Historical Text Archive
Internet African History Sourcebook
Internet History of Science Sourcebook
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Making of America
MedHist (History of Medicine)
Perseus Digital Library (London, Boyle Papers)
UMDL (University of Michigan Digital Library)
Libros en españolBiblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
La Bitblioteca
Libros Maravillosos
Literature (General) & "Great Books"Bibliomania
La Bitblioteca (español)
Books On-Line
Electronic Literature Directory (modern works using electronic techniques)
Emory Women Writers Project
The English Server
Google Books
Great Books and Classic Works of Western Civilization
Internet Archive
Luminarium (Medieval to 17th century)
Mad Cybrarian's Library
New General Catalog of Old Books & Authors
Online Books & Electronic Texts (Adelaide University)
Perseus Digital Library
Project Gutenberg
UMDL (University of Michigan Digital Library)
Victorian Women Writers Project
Wright American Fiction
See also Drama, Poetry
MathematicsERAM (Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics/Jarhbuch Database)
UMDL (University of Michigan Digital Library)
Medieval studiesInternet Medieval Sourcebook
The Labyrinth
Luminarium
Philosophy & religionChristian Classics Ethereal Library
EpistemeLinks.com
The Internet Sacred Text Archive
WWW Virtual Library: Philosophy
PoetryHTI American Verse Project
Representative Poetry On-Line
A Small Anthology of Poems
Political ScienceNational Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books
RAND Books
PsychologyClassics In the History Of Psychology
Renaissance studiesLuminarium
Renaissance Electronic Texts
Science & medicineComputing Research Repository
Cushing/Whitney Medical Digital Library
Forest Conservation Portal
Free Books for Doctors
Internet History of Science Sourcebook
MedHist (History of Medicine)
National Academies Press
NCBI Bookshelf
Pacific Northwest Research Station (Forest Service publications)
Perseus Digital Library (Robert Boyle Papers)
UMDL (University of Michigan Digital Library)
SpeechAmerican Rhetoric
Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World

AMDOCS - Documents for the Study of American History - http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/

  • Description: Texts of historical documents, arranged in chronological order from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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American Rhetoric - http://www.americanrhetoric.com -

  • Description: Over 5,000 U.S. speeches in full text, streaming audio, or video. Includes "Top 100."
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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American Memory - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

  • Description: 70+ collections with full-text documents from the Library of Congress.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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American Studies Hypertexts - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/hypertex.html

  • Description: A collection of hypertext books in the area of American Studies, created by the University of Virginia. Includes both fiction and nonfiction from the nineteenth through twentieth centuries.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Avalon Project at Yale - http://avalon.law.yale.edu/

  • Description: The Avalon Project contains the texts of "digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government," especially relating to human rights, through historic times to the 21st century. Examples of types of documents include charters, constitutions, important acts, and treatises or narratives.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Bibliomania - Free World Literature Online - http://www.bibliomania.com/

  • Description: E-text site uses annoying frames, but has nice introductions and related links. Fairly substantial drama list.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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La Bitlioteca, Analytica.com http://www.analitica.com/bitblioteca/home/

  • Description: Biblioteca de libros electrónicos en español.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes - Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes

  • Description: Tiene portales temáticos y una búsqueda avanzada. Cada portal tiene un catálogo de autores, de títulos, y de una clasificación de materias.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Books On-Line: Search - http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

  • Description: Thousands of full-text books in English, limited collection of full-text periodicals and links to books in foreign languages.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Christian Classics Ethereal Library - http://www.ccel.org/

  • Description: Extensive collection of full-text works relating to Christian religion. Searchable, including full text.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Classics In the History of Psychology - http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/index.htm

  • Description: Collection of historically significant books, chapters, and journal articles in psychology. The documents are searchable, and indexed by author and topic. There are also links to related works at other Web sites.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) - Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)

  • Description: An "electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Scholars have selected the titles in this collection for their historical importance." Includes over 800 titles. Searchable.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Computing Research Repository (CoRR) - http://arxiv.org/corr/home

  • Description: Full-text database of technical papers on computing subjects. To download text of an entry, click the "Other" link to find a button which will create a PDF file, readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Cushing/Whitney Medical Digital Library - http://historical.medicine.Return to index of e-text sites.edu/find/digital

  • Description: A collection of digitized resources from the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Library at YaleUniversity.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Digital Book Index - http://www.digitalbookindex.org/index.cgi

  • Description: Index to over 114,000 books in electronic format from both non-commercial and commercial publishers. Free, but requires login.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Electronic Literature Directory - http://directory.eliterature.org/

  • Description: An extensive database of listings for electronic works, their authors, and their publishers. The descriptive entries cover poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction that makes significant use of electronic techniques or enhancements.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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ERAM Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics/Jahrbuch Database - http://www.emis.de/MATH/JFM/JFM.html

  • Description: Over 17,000 facsimiles of documents of importance in the history of mathematics. The site is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. There are two parts: A literature database based on the "Jahrbuch über die Fortschritte der Mathematik" (1868-1942), and An archive of digitised mathematical publications at the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Emory Women Writers Resource Project - http://chaucer.library.emory.edu/wwrp/index.html

  • Description: A collection texts by women writing in English from 1600-1900. Hosted by Emory University.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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The English Server - http://eserver.org/

  • Description: Primarily for the arts and humanities. Full text of non-fiction, novels, drama and poetry. Scroll down for a list of collections.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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EpistemeLinks.com - http://www.epistemelinks.com/Main/MainText.aspx

  • Description: Links to over 1200 texts by famous philosophers. The project of a computer consultant with a degree in philosophy.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

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Forest Conservation Portal - http://forests.org/

  • Description: Search Internet or search archives of news articles in full text. Click on "Forest Conservation Newsfeed" for articles.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Free Books for Doctors - http://www.freebooks4doctors.com/

  • Description: Full text of medical textbooks.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

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Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World - http://gos.sbc.edu

  • Description: Full text of speeches by prominent women from 1848 through the 20th century.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Google Books - http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search

  • Description: To find free, complete e-books, click the button next to "Full view."
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Great Books and Classic Works of Western Civilization - http://www.grtbooks.com/

  • Description: Runs in frames. Chronological Arrangement, with alphabetical author and title indexes. The list is independent of whether or not an e-text is available, but many works are linked to e-texts.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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The Historical Text Archive - http://historicaltextarchive.com/

  • Description: This Mississippi State University site contains books, documents and articles on a range of historical subjects.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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HTI American Verse Project - http://www.hti.umich.edu/english/amverse/

  • Description: Features complete texts of U.S. poetry prior to 1920, full-text searching; a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Internet African History Sourcebook - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html

  • Description: Full-text source material for the study of African history from ancient times to modern. Arranged by subject and historical period.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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The Internet Archive - http://www.archive.org/texts/

  • Description: This Internet Archive is a nonprofit project to offer permanent access to collections in digital format. The site allows browsing or searching of the International Children's Digital Library, the Million Book Project, Project Gutenberg, Open Source Books, the UVA collection, the Arpanet digitized document collection, and Liber Liber.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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The Internet Classics Archive: 441 searchable works of classical literature - http://classics.mit.edu/

  • Description: Mainly Greek & Roman works, but includes some Chinese and Persian. Searchable, but search is currently (1/2002) out of commission.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Internet History of Science Sourcebook - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/science/sciencesbook.html

  • Description: Texts in the history of science, arranged by historical period and subject matter.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Internet Islamic History Sourcebook - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/islam/islamsbook.html

  • Description: Full-text source material for the study of Islam from the pre-Islam era to modern times. Arranged by historical period and subject.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Internet Medieval Sourcebook - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

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Internet Sacred Text Archive - http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm

  • Description: Sacred texts from dozens of religious traditions.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

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The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies - http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/

  • Description: Medieval studies meta-site has links to nearly two hundred pages or sites with primary texts. To search among texts only, scroll to the search form at the bottom of the page. Under "Type of Materials," click "Primary Texts." Optionally the user may add a key word in the appropriate space on the form.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Library of Economics and Liberty - http://www.econlib.org/library/classics.html

  • Description: Online books and essays provided by the Liberty Fund, Inc., a "private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals."
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Libros Maravillosos - http://www.librosmaravillosos.com/

  • Description: Un conjunto de libros en su versión electrónica. El contenido es de las ciencias físicas y matemáticas; hay también unas obras de ficción.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Luminarium - http://www.luminarium.org/lumina.htm

  • Description: One of the most gorgeous sites on the Internet. Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th century literature. Links to texts, biography, and criticism.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought - http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/

  • Description: "Significant texts in the history of economic thought," collected for the use of students.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

The Mad Cybrarian's Library - http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/richmond/88/

  • Description: Arranged by author; searchable.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Making of America - http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/

  • Description: With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Making of America is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Cornell University, and the Library of Congress. Browsable and searchable. MOA is "a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 9,500 books with 19th century imprints." Also includes some 19th century American journals.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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MedHist electronic texts - http://medhist.ac.uk/text/browse/mesh/detail/D001877.html

  • Description: A gateway to texts in the history of medicine.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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National Academies Press - http://www.nap.edu/browse.html

  • Description: Over 3,000 free titles in full text on the Web, from the press of the National Academy of Sciences, The Institute of Science, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Engineering. Browsable and searchable.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books - http://www.gwu.edu/%7Ensarchiv/NSAEBB/index.html

  • Description: A project of George Washington University, "National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books provide online access to critical declassified records on issues including U.S. national security, foreign policy, diplomatic and military history, intelligence policy, and more. Updated frequently." The documents in the archive are acquired through the Freedom of Information Act. Click on a subject area at the left side of the page to browse briefing books in that area. For example, one could click "Middle East and South Asia" and then choose "Iraq And Weapons of Mass Destruction."
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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NCBI Bookshelf - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books

  • Description: A growing collection of books in the biomedical sciences, provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Browsable and searchable.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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New General Catalog of Old Books & Authors - http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/ngcoba/ngcoba.htm

  • Description: An index of works, chiefly by author, which have been included on a large variety of e-text sites. Includes indexes of anonymous and corporate works, and authors with numerical names or with initials only.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

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Online Books and Electronic Texts - http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/

  • Description: Adelaide University site with links to e-text directories and collections, and a mirror of the old Eris project texts, now defunct at their original location.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Pacific Northwest Research Station, USFS - http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/complete-list.shtml

  • Description: Links to full-text versions of Forest Service's Pacific NW Research Station publications.
  • Appropriate to course or program: Biology (BI); Forest Resources Technology (FT)
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Perseus Digital Library - http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

  • Description: The Perseus Digital Library is best known for its collections in classics and archaeology, but also includes an English Renaissance collection, a collection of texts, maps, and images of London, and the papers of Robert Boyle. Hosted by Tufts University.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Project Gutenberg Home Page - http://www.gutenberg.org/

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RAND Books - http://www.rand.org/pubs.html

  • Description: Downloadable public policy books from the well-known think tank, RAND.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Representative Poetry On-Line - https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/html/1807/4350/index-2.html

  • Description: Poems by over 400 authors writing in English, from the seventh century to the present.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Renaissance Electronic Texts (RET) Main Page - http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/ret/ret.html

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A Small Anthology of Poems - http://unix.cc.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/index.html

  • Description: An English professor's selections for his poetry class.
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UMDL Texts (University of Michigan Digital Library) - http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx

  • Description: Over 60 collections of full text documents, including history, literature, science and mathematics.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

University of California E-Books Collection - http://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/search?facet=subject;rights=Public;style=eschol;brand=eschol

  • Description: Over 500 titles of academic works available to the general public online. Indexed by subject, author, and title.
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Victorian Women Writers Project - http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/vwwp/welcome.do

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Wright American Fiction - http://www.letrs.indiana.edu/web/w/wright2/

  • Description: Over 2,800 volumes of 19th century American Fiction "as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875." "Product of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and hosted by the Indiana University Digital Library Program."
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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WWW Virtual Library: Philosophy - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/philosophy/department/resources/virtual.html

  • Description: Free texts of philosophical works and papers, indexed by type. Each section of resources (World, Europea, UK) is searchable.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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WWW Virtual Library for Theatre and Drama - http://www.vl-theatre.com/list4.shtml

  • Description: Free texts of plays online, indexed by author. There are also links to plays on other sites.
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Electronic Journals

The journal sites listed below are a selection of some journals on the World Wide Web. Gale databases (on the Database page) contain many more journals in electronic form.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

  • Description: Lists free online journals by title and by subject. "This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages."
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Fishery Bulletin - http://fishbull.noaa.gov/fcontent.htm

  • Description: Journal of the National Marine Fisheries Service. This journal is indexed by Sea Grant Abstracts (See Supplementary Databases).
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Free Medical Journals - http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/

  • Description: This site provides a list and links to over 1450 medical journals freely available on the Internet.
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Internet Library of Early Journals - http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/

  • Description: Substantial runs of some important 18th and 19th century British journals, including Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Notes and Queries, The Builder, and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. [For a 19th Century American journals see Making of America.]
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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Japan Echo - http://www.japanecho.co.jp/en/index.html

  • Description: English language translations of articles dealing with topics of interest in Japan.
  • Appropriate to course or program: HST159
  • Reviewed by: [Library staff]

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - http://www.pnas.org/

  • Description: Free online text of articles for most older issues. Current issues have some open-access articles, clearly marked.
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Highwire Free Journals - http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl

  • Description: Lists partly or wholly free journals available through Highwire Press's Web site. The journals are largely scientific or medical in content.
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PubMed Central -http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/

  • Description: Lists free medical journals available through PubMed. A service of the National Institutes of Health.
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Electronic journals: Studies in Bibliography - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/bsuva/sb/

  • Description: Browsable and searchable. Good for printing history.
  • Appropriate to course or program:
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