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American Literature: Digital Collections and Digital Humanities Projects (open access)

A guide to the resources available at the Bobst Library for the study of American Literature

Digital Collections and Digital Humanities projects (open access)

Yes, this is a huge list, but it is just a brief representation of all the resources available to you via the open web.  I have included a number of Digital Humanities projects that pertain to American Literature.  If you know of or come across a Digital Humanities project that you feel should be included, please let me know (laurie.murphy@nyu.edu). 

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection

Database Search Tips

Here are tips for better search results in databases. This usage works on most databases, but check 'Help' sections for supported search syntax. 

Boolean: (using operators: and, or, not) 

mother and father searches for occurrences of both words within scope defined.

mother or father searches for one or all, but both are not required.

mother not father searches for occurrences of the word ‘mother’ without use of the word ‘father.’

(mother not father) and god searches for occurrences of the word ‘mother’ without use of the word ‘father,’ then also requires the word ‘god.’


Truncation: 

art* searches for art, arts, artistic, artful, etc.


Wildcard: 

m?n searches for man and men.