100 Great University Libraries Anyone Can Access Online
    By Hank Campbell | July 18th 2011 03:45 PM | 5 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. 

    Here are a few samples and go to the link below for the comprehensive list:

  • Harvard University Library. Browse through 24 different collections ranging from cultural images of eastern Asia to 19th century American trade cards.
  • Yale University Library: Digital Collections. Find ancient manuscripts or read a classic all preserved digitally courtesy of the Yale University Library.
  • Cambridge University Library Digital Image Collections. Study ancient texts, photographs from the late 19th century through the mid 20th century, Pascal’s Treatise on the Arithmetic Triangle, and more.
  • Universal Digital Library. Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, this site offers one million online texts touching on literature, the arts, and science.
  • The Perseus Digital Library. Find Greek and Latin classics, English Renaissance, and more on this site. Currently, a newer, more modern version is in testing, so feel free to give that a try too.
  • Welch Medical Library. This library, courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, offers a search feature for articles published in medical journals and online. They also have Subject Guides under the “eResources” section that offers links to topics ranging from Alternative Medicine to Grants and Funding to Writing and Publishing.
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Care Center. Each page at this site provides a wealth of information explaining about specific types of cancer as well as topics related to cancer such as pain, fatigue, and genetics.
  • Copenhagen University Library. In conjunction with the National Library, this site offers a wide range of materials available in both English and Danish.
  • The Catholic University of America Library. Research religious studies, philosophy, and canon laws at this library.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Study topographical maps from around the world at this library.
  • Texas Tech University Libraries 3D Animation Lab. Learn the basics and find some handy tools to get you started with creating your own 3D animation.
  • HighWire Press. Hosted by Stanford University, this free repository holds journals and other academic articles available to the general public.
  • Mark Twain Project. Co-sponsored by the University of California, you can find texts, documents, and research available online about the life and works of Mark Twain.
  • Project Euclid. Sponsored by Cornell University, this site offers online resources for math and statistics.

  • Full list:

    100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access - mary&mac design


    A handy list. Thanks.

    One thing I miss about a local library is the cool old stuff you can just find.  We have a library here but it is a $50 million waste whereas I moved here from Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library had acquired some great old stuff in a century.  Even my local library had cool stuff.

    Overall, it is fun to have access to the world now - that would have been terrific when I was younger.
    I understand completely. I moved from Metro Houston, with lots of great libraries, to the sticks. Nearest decent library is an hour away.

    Each journal article cost $31.50. That is clearly prevent s most people from accessing. Please check before saying anyone can access.

    I lack the sense of entitlement that would allow me to believe faeries appear at night and magically digitize every book and build servers on rainbows so everything can be free.  The article says 'anyone can access' and you think that has to include people who insist cars, houses and books should be free for them.  If everything is free, we end up with terrible content.

    Anyway, I clicked one at random just now and it said "Full-text: No charge for item" and was a link to a pdf.  So I am not sure why you think each costs 30 bucks.