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Online Books, Newspapers, Magazines & Radio

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Online Newspapers

ProQuest Newspapers
Same day full text of the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Press Democrat, and many other regional and national newspapers.

Local Sonoma County Newspapers and Media
List of Sonoma County Newspapers: Press Democrat, Bohemian, etc.

Breaking news from the international news agency.

California Digital Newspaper Collection
Search, browse, and view scanned images of old and recent newspapers from around California. Includes the Marin Journal (San Rafael, 1861-1920) and several San Francisco papers.

Historic American Newspapers
Full page images of California and other newspapers from the 1800s and early 1900s. From the digital newspaper program of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Zona Latina - Periódicos Y Revistas en Español
Magazines, newspapers and wire services from Argentina, Boliva, Central America, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.

San Francisco Chronicle
The Gate: online version ofthe Chronicle, with most of the print version's stories and a searchable archive.

Christian Science Monitor
Includes current news and a searchable archive going back to 1980.

Los Angeles Times
Online articles and downloadable PDFs of the front pages of print editions. Searchable archive back to 1985.

Newspapers Online
A comprehensive listing of online newspapers around the world, as well as links to trade and industry journals.

New York Times
Web Version of the New York Times. Now including a free searchable archive back to 1851.

The Washington Post

Online Magazines

Magazine Articles
Search the Library's online collection of thousands of magazine and journal titles. Many have full text of the articles to read on your computer.

Economist Magazine
The website offers excerpts from the print magazine on timely topics.

HighWire Press
Articles from peer-reviewed journals in biological, medical, physical, and social sciences. Many full-text articles are available free, especially older ones. Coverage in some titles goes back to the 1940s.

LANL Electronic Journals List
The Los Alamos National Laboratory has one of the most comprehensive lists of online journals anywhere. Although access to some of these titles is restricted, many more are freely available. The focus is on the hard sciences, engineering, computer science, agriculture, library and information science, international affairs, social science and medicine.

National Geographic
National Geographic Society's website includes current and past articles from the society's magazines, maps, question-and-answer and send-a-postcard features, and more.

PC Magazine
Reviews of PC and Internet products and software, news, downloadable software, and the annual Top 100 Web Sites.

Science Online
Excerpts from this influential weekly magazine.

Scientific American
The website includes selected articles and an Ask the Experts feature.

The website features most of the print version's content plus multimedia and chat.

Wired Magazine
Technology and culture.

Online Books

Community - highlighting local authors and their works

An online library of digital books for people with print disabilities: Free membership for most U.S. students with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read a printed book. Others with print disabilities pay an initial $75 for membership.

Book reproductions on the web: you can turn the pages on the screen

Text of books on the web

The American Verse Project
From the Humanities Text Initiative at Michigan, this project is digitizing American poetry published in books and periodicals before 1920. You can search in a number of different ways.

The Bartleby Project
A compilation of eclectic titles in Anglo-American literature, with attention paid to accuracy, edition, & usefulness. These are not just "classics" but other important or useful texts as well, such as Fowler's English usage, with some interesting exceptions.

Banned Books On-line
From Carnegie Mellon University, a special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts, from Ulysses to Little Red Riding Hood.

Carrie, A Full-text Electronic Library
Diverse assortment of texts from many other sites, in plain text or marked up in HTML. Links to collections in several other languages.

A Celebration of Women Writers
Also from CMU and the On-Line Books people. An uneven but useful directory to biographies, criticism, and hard to find texts.

A Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse
The original large text database in this country, from Michigan.

The Electronic Text Center
At the University of Virginia. Source for etexts, multimedia databases and lists of other resources.

The English Server
At CMU is the definitive starting point for finding materials in or about English literature and language, and everything that can affect them.

Humanities Text Initiative
This link takes you to the long list of texts and text collections that Michigan has made accessible with their great interface and extensive markup of the texts. Good resource for various versions of the Bible, classic English literature, Medieval literature, Old English materials.

Reading Room: Online Texts
From the Internet Public Library. More than 4,500 titles that can be browsed by author, title, or Dewey Subject Classification.

Master Works of Western Civilization
A hypertext-annotated compilation of lists of major works recommended by Drs. Adler and Eliot, Charles Van Doren, Anthony Burgess, Clifton Fadiman, the Easton Press, and many others.

On-Line Books
From Carnegie Mellon will search for e-texts for you. A good starting point for locating electronic texts in many languages.

Oxford Text Archive
The original and largest text archive in English, this archive contains files of many different kinds of works in various formats, including ascii and SGML text.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
In HTML format from MIT. The format is very readable, but be careful of the glossary links which were computer-generated and contain errors. Based on the Complete Moby Shakespeare.

The Victorian Women Writers Project
From the University of Indiana.

The Voice of the Shuttle
A comprehensive website for the Humanities, the VOTS English page is a great resource for tracking down texts and all related materials for any period in literature.

Online Radio

All of these sites have programs you can listen to over the Internet.
See also the Community Web Links for some of the local radio stations in Sonoma County.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's news and other programs.

BBC World Service and local BBC programming.

NPR Homepage
Links to news clips and audio files of their other programs.

Radio documentaries.

Other Online Media
From My Virtual Reference Desk - lots of audio and video online.