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Digital Resources for Social-Distancing Historians

Hi Folks,

This list is repetitive in places and certainly not complete. It’s meant to help History Department members during this period when our libraries are closed and we’re largely confined to home. If you have additions, please let us know ( or 

 Academic Resources

1. U of Calgary Library guide to online resources (revised Mar 24):

2. Internet Archive: .  Provides a very eclectic mix of primary sources, older secondary sources, and potential entertainment (audiobooks, etc.).  

3. JSTOR: through library website.  Making 20,000 books, previously not accessible with our subscription, available, through June. 

4. Project Gutenberg: . 

5. Cambridge University Press Textbook Access: . Currently down, but may return.  Please use responsibly.   

6. Project Muse Additional Content: .  For example, the catalogue of Johns Hopkins U. Press is made freely available.   

7. Google Docs Lists of Academic Resources available (a lot of repetition here, but some variety, which might guide us to things we need): . . . With particular focus on women and gender.

 Recreational Resources 

1. Scribd: .  Free trial month to access books, audiobooks, etc.  Mostly recreational, but there are some documents there as well.  

2. Free Queer Films List: .  List composed by the Leeds Queer Film Festival. 

3. List of streamed music free online: Mostly classical.   

4. Met Opera: .  Live streaming previous performances daily.  Worth a separate entry, as this is a sweet deal.

5. International Documentary Film Festival (based in Amsterdam): . Streams many films for free.

Please take care and stay safe, everyone!