Includes historic U.S. Newspapers, links to international collections, photographs, early sound recordings, manuscripts, and former American Memory collections. Of course, very strong in U.S. history, but also with holdings from various historical eras in other countries.
Make sure to use the yellow log-in button and select Northeastern. Millions of digitized titles from around the world, covering the 15th to 21st centuries. A Google Books for academic libraries, with a good amount of full-text access for public domain items.
International in scope, one of the largest directories of which newspapers have been digitized. Some may be paid access only -- if you need a particular title first check here to see if it's been digitized, and then contact the Northeastern library to see if we have access or can locate a local library with access.
From the Luminarium, an independent site with secondary sources as well as full-text works of English literature from the medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond, including Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, and Shakespeare. Each section will include extensive links to primary sources hosted at the Luminarium and elsewhere.
Attempts to provide access to "all existing digital documents in the sphere of historic book resources (manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, maps, charters and other types of documents)". Indexes more than 5 million digital images at libraries all over the world, includes very sophisticated advanced search features and image viewer.
Not all features are available for free, but includes many works like the earliest known copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care, the Ancrene Wisse, the Brut chronicle, and one of the finest copies of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. From Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Stanford University Libraries.
From Tufts University, a searchable full-text collection of primary and secondary sources in early modern English literature. Includes diverse works like an early Shakespearean grammar, Irish histories, and editions of Plutarch, Marlowe, and the Globe Shakespeare.
From the British Library's Treasures in Full, 107 copies of the 21 plays by Shakespeare printed in quarto before the 1642 theater closures. High-quality scans plus additional scholarship from experts, with the ability to compare quartos side-by-side.
From the British Library's Treasures in Full, high-quality scans plus additional scholarship from experts. 253 digitized books on the magnificent festivals and ceremonies in Europe between 1475 and 1700 - marriages and funerals of royalty and nobility, coronations, stately entries into cities and other grand events.