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Works of literature on the Web
Many colleges and universities and scholarly organizations are making original texts available for free through their web sites. Here are some sources that offer accurate copies scanned from the originals.
Electronic original texts through the library
Many works of literature, especially those that are hard to find, are available through the library's online sources. All are scanned from original copies, so you can be sure they are accurate representations of the authors' works.
Archive of Americana (NewsBank) This link opens in a new window
contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.
Early American Imprints, 1639-1800
Works published in America, including literature and much more