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  • 1. Project Runeberg

    Project Runeberg is a Swedish-centered, volunteer-based project that offers in HTML format more than 200 original-language classic works of Nordic literature, music, and the history of science, plus selected texts in Swedish law and in other disciplines. Works represent Sweden (the bulk of the offerings thus far), Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. The site also provides biographical information and links to additional reading, to other text sites, and to other electronic text projects. This is a large and complex site under continuous development. The home page lists additions year by year, but better access is provided through the subject (tema) index and through the alphabetical list of offerings. There is also an author/title search page with links at the bottom to the online catalogs of the Swedish, Danish, and Finnish national libraries and to the Norwegian universities union catalog (BIBSYS). (Updates vary)
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  • 2. America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)

    Series 1-7 offers more than 300 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from all 50 present states. Series 1, 1690-1876: contains more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876. Focusing largely on the 18th century, Series 1 is based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other bibliographies. Series II, 1758-1900: With more than one million pages from over 200 18th- and 19th-century newspapers, Series II focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860, when the number of titles began to rise dramatically as westward expansion and the penny press helped create thousands of local newspapers and daily editions replaced many weeklies. Along with Series III, Series II provides in-depth coverage of the mid-19th century, including the Civil War. Series III, 1829-1922: With over 125 additional 19th- and 20th-century newspapers totaling more than one million pages, Series III focuses on the period between 1861 and 1900. Its coverage includes the Civil War, Reconstruction and the Progressive Era and extends to World War I and beyond. Many of the titles in Series IV are of historical significance, including The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison's powerful anti-slavery newspaper. Others include the New Orleans Daily Creole, the first African-American newspaper in America Siwinowe Kesibwi (Shawnee Star), the first newspaper in Kansas and the first to be printed wholly in a native American language the Gaceta de Texas, the first newspaper in Texas and the Maryland Gazette, the oldest continuously published newspaper in America. Many titles in Series V are of special historical significance, including the North Star, the famous anti-slavery newspaper founded by Frederick Douglass. Others include the New Hampshire Sentinel, the first newspaper in the state Hokubei Jiji (The North American) the first Japanese-language newspaper in Seattle. Early American Newspapers Series 10, 11, and 12 added in 2016 provide full publication text coverage of selected American newspapers from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. These three module contain content from over 300 individual newspaper titles from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. (Updated annually)
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  • 3. Store Norske Leksikon

    The Store Norske Leksikon is an ongoing Norwegian-language general encyclopedia with a particular emphasis on Norway. A joint project of Kunnskapsforlaget and other publishers and of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, it became free on the Web on 25. February 2009.
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