Digital Libraries in the Best of the Web Directory

Digital Libraries

  • Afghanistan Digital Library

    Aims to compile and restore published works produced in Afghanistan from 1870 to 1930.

  • American Journeys

    Contains collections of eyewitness accounts chronicling the early American exploration and settlement.

  • American Memory

    Library of Congress provides collections of the history and culture of the United States.

  • Begell Digital Library

    Research library focusing on engineering and biological sciences.

  • California Digital Library

    Supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the UC libraries and the communities they serve.

  • Cambridge Digital Library

    Extensive collection of books, maps, manuscripts, and journals covering various subjects.

  • Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)

    Collection of agricultural texts published between the early 19th Century and the late 20th Century. Includes materials on agricultural economics and engineering, animal science, food science, forestry, rural sociology, and soil science.

  • Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI)

    Digital library devoted to cuneiform. Presents electronic forms of the contents of cuneiform tablets from 3350 BC to the culmination of the Pre-Christian era.

  • Digital Library of the Caribbean

    Information pertain to or about the Caribbean. This digitized collection includes historical, cultural, and research materials.

  • Digital Morphology

    NSF digital library at the University of Texas at Austin. Features compilations of information including animations and imagery on digital morphology and high resolution x-ray computed tomography of biological specimens.

  • Digital Public Library of America

    Initiative aimed at creating a large-scale digital public library for cultural and scientific resources. digpublib

  • EdITLib

    Education and information technology digital library. Aims to help enable learning, discovery, and innovation by linking scholarly research on educational technology with learning opportunities.

  • Ethnomathematics Digital Library

    Provides access to online resources worldwide, particularly those relevant to the Pacific region.

  • Eurographics Digital Library

    Features graphics forums, conference and workshop proceedings, database files, dissertations, and white papers.

  • Haithi Trust Digital Library

    Partnership of major libraries and research institutions aimed at ensuring the preservation and accessibility of cultural records.

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Digital Library

    Online compilation of images from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's collection. Features over 50,000 images that include maps, photographs, artworks, and audio and video records.

  • IET Digital Library

    Offers over 100,000 engineering and technology technical papers from 1994 up to the present.

  • Illuminated Books

    Features a collection of illustrated books from private libraries, presented in reasonably high resolution.

  • Indiana University Digital Library Program (DLP)

    Produces, maintains, and delivers an extensive range of quality networked resources for students and scholars.

  • International Children's Digital Library

    The mission of the ICDL Foundation is make the best in children's literature available online free of charge, by building a digital library of literature from around the world. Books may be found by simple, advanced or keyword search, browsing books by country, recent added books, by author or illustrator, various collections, or by viewing the entire list of books.

  • Internet Archive

    Contains web-based collection of moving images, texts, audio, software, and open educational resources, including coursework, study guides, exercises, and recorded lectures.

  • Internet Archive

    Non-profit that was founded to build an 'Internet library,' with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.

  • Intratext

    Full text digital library dedicated to bringing accurate and easily accessible information. Viewable in various language versions.

  • Iowa Digital Library

    Features an extensive collection of digitized resources including illuminated manuscripts, historic maps, newspapers, fine art, and scholarly works.

  • Lacewing Digital Library

    Online portal providing an extensive range of digital information related to fishflies, snakeflies, lacewings, antlions, and other insects under the Neuropterida superorder.


    Digital branch of the Public Libraries of Suffolk County. Offers free downloads, videos, e-books, audio books, homework help, research resources, and newspaper archives. livebrary

  • Media History Digital Library

    Nonprofit effort aimed at compiling and maintaining digitized collections of classic media periodicals for full public access.

  • Mountain West Digital Library

    Component of the Utah Academic Library Consortium serving as a central search portal for digital compilations related to the Mountain West region.

  • Mylibrary

    Pilot project of the proposed National Digital Library Initiative. Promotes the economical and efficient delivery of information to all levels of the Malaysian society.

  • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

    International organization devoted to promoting the adoption, creation, use, and preservation of theses and dissertations in electronic format.

  • New York Public Library

    General resources, black culture and experience, history and literature, mas and charts, performing arts, and science and technology.

  • NYPL Digital Gallery

    Features thousands of images and digitized resources including historical maps, posters, rare prints, manuscripts, and photos.

  • Open Library

    Features a variety of old and rare scanned books to read online.

  • Original Sources

    Provides instant and affordable access to history information and discoveries as recorded in their original texts.

  • Panjab Digital Library

    Features digitized collections of manuscripts, books, magazines, newspapers, and photographs related to the heritage of Panjab.

  • Perseus Digital Library

    Tufts University digital library. Presents updates, announcements, and information on the references and exhibits available.

  • Perseus Digital Library

    Comprehensive resource for classical and renaissance information.

  • Princeton Theological Seminary Digital Collections

    Offers digital references from the Abraham Kuyper Bibliography, Theological Commons, seminary journals, and manuscript guides.

  • Questia

    Online academic library with tens of thousands of complete books and millions of articles conveniently grouped into thousands of research topics.

  • Rare Book Room

    Search by category, author or library for rare books to read online.

  • SciTePress Digital Library

    Online compilation of the science and technology papers and other publications presented in the conferences sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication.

  • Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL)

    Provides information, references, and resources related to Southeast Asia. Offers digital facsimiles of books, manuscripts, and multimedia materials.

  • SPIE Digital Library

    Digital library offering an extensive collection of applied research resources in optics and photonics. Includes journals and e-books.

  • Sun SITE

    Sun Software, Information, and Technology Exchange. This tool from the Berkeley Digital Library builds digital information collections and provides support to digital library developers.

  • Texas Digital Library (TDL)

    Federated compilation of electronic theses and dissertations from different parts of Texas.

  • Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

    Online database of Ayurvedic, Unani, and Siddha medicinal formulations available in different languages.

  • Tufts Digital Library (TDL)

    Offers electronic images, texts, data sets, audios, collection guides, and other open access digital resources produced and developed at Tufts University.

  • The Universal Digital Library

    Extensive collection of digitized books hosted by Carnegie Mellon University.

  • University of Pittsburgh ULS Digital Library

    Digital research library of University of Pittsburgh's University Library System. Offers an extensive collection of teaching and research resources.

  • University of Texas Digital Repository (UTDR)

    Offers open online access to the research and scholarship resources of the University of Texas Libraries including conference proceedings, faculty and researcher works, and electronic theses and dissertations.

  • UNT Digital Library

    Serves as a centralized repository for the resources and collections maintained by the University of North Texas libraries, colleges, schools, and departments.

  • USC Digital Library

    Presents an overview of the library and a list of the digitized collections maintained.

  • Villanova University Digital Library

    Maintains digital collections that support teaching and research available in RSS, OAI, and RDF formats.

  • Western Waters Digital Library (WWDL)

    Offers free public access to digital references and collections of primary and secondary sources related to water in the western section of the United States.

  • World Digital Library

    Aggregates and displays historical information from around the world.

  • Worthington Memory

    Online documentation of the Worthington history. Includes materials for various Worthington landmarks and events.

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