Internet Archive Scholar

With thanks to H-Hist-bibl for this reference.

The Internet Archive Scholar provides a search tool that retrieves papers and similar OA materials that have been collected by the Internet Archive including pre-publication papers and digitized microfilms of older material.

Below is an excerpt from the webpage for the project followed by a link to the page:

Re: Massive New Database Will Finally Allow Us to Identify Enslaved Peoples and Their Descendants in the Americas

New developments in the Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade project:

"A Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery" (Smithsonian Magazine, January 2020)

Re: Introducing Mapping Early American Elections

In May 2019, the Mapping Early American Elections team "is making their final release of maps, data, and essays for this project." The project offers interactive maps and visualizations of Congressional elections from 1787 to 1825.

To learn more:

Re: The ‘time machine’ reconstructing ancient Venice’s social networks

To learn more about the Venice Time Machine:

Josh Jones, "The Venice Time Machine: 1,000 Years of Venice’s History Gets Digitally Preserved with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data," Open Culture, March 27, 2019,

Venice Time Machine

Re: Guide for those seeking access to resources

Scholars without a library should know about the Internet Archive Its many online resources include limited holdings from American libraries, European libraries, and Canadian libraries; the California Digital Library; and journals (among them JSTOR early journal content). Not to mention Internet Archive's own collections.

Guide for those seeking access to resources


Below is a link to an article by Jake Orlowitz entitled "You're a Researcher without a Library, What Do you Do? Investigating Solutions for Frustrated Scholars, Nonprofits, Independent Learners and the Rest of Us."  The article appeared on the website "" which appears to be an online aggregator of high-quality essays. 

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