Electronic Texts, Journals and Photos


Online Databases

  • Black Drama 1850 to Present
    1200 plays by 201 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
  • Brill e-books: Humanities and Social Sciences collections 2007-2013
    A leading international academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences introduces its E-book collections in the following subject areas: Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy, Language and Linguistics, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy, and Social Sciences.
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
    24,000+ letters and diaries of 91 women, biographies are included.
  • Buckmaster Annual Stockholder Reports
    Annual reports from Fortune 500 companies.
  • Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures and the Environment
    More than 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.
  • eBook Collection
    A collection of approximately 5000 electronic books that are available to UW-Platteville faculty, students and staff.
  • Early English Books Online
    A digital library of over 96,000 titles printed between 1475-1700. Searchable by keyword, title and author. NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view page images.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    Provides access to the digital images of every page of 150,000 English-language books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    The paid subscription to the electronic version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    Electronic version of the New World Encyclopedia.
  • Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity
    Brill’s Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity serves as the first point of reference for information on the ancient grammarians for scholars of Greek and Latin antiquity, in particular for research into the history of philology, grammar and ancient scholarship.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
    Contains full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Also available in print REF LB3051.T4
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950
    "Includes the immediate experiences of 632 women, as revealed in approximately 82,000 pages of diaries and letters. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database."
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Electronic version of the print title, searchable by word or definition.
  • Oxford Music Online
    A gateway into music research and the access point for new and forthcoming Oxford music reference subscriptions and products which include, but are not limited to The Oxford Dictionary of Music; Grove Music Online database and The Oxford Companion to Music.
  • Science Online Magazine
    The world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.
  • Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
    Archive of 60 volumes from 47 poets. Web resources, criticism and biographical essays are to be added regularly.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    "An online encyclopedia covering a variety of philosophical topics. This resource is continuously updated by discipline experts with each entry reviewed by an editorial board prior to publication. Coverage: entries written from 1995 - present."
  • Tests in Print (Part of Mental Measurement Yearbook)
    "Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s)."
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
    Contains 85+ document projects that interpret and present documents concerning women's involvement in social movements, most of which are not otherwise available online.

Miscellaneous Resources

  • Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
    "The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy." Choice of formats for downloading: simple text, PDF, Palm Pilot, Rocket eBook and Newton Paperback.
  • AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History
    The full text versions of documents from American History. Coverage begins with the 15th century "Christopher Columbus's letter to the King and Queen of Spain, 1494" to "Bush's speech to Congress, Sept 20, 2001". Created by Lynn Nelson, Prof. Emeritus of History at the University of Kansas.
  • The Avalon Project
    "Yale University Law School's Avalon Project seeks to "mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government." The site is simple yet powerful. The documents are presented both chronologically and by topic (under Major Collections), ranging from the Athenian Constitution to the 1992 European Parliament Resolution on the Situation in Tibet. The design of Avalon encourages comparative analysis, in that readers may follow links between related documents available on the site. The documents, unfortunately, lack background materials to put them in historical perspective, but this is an impressive and growing repository of primary sources." Scout Report
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    The works available from this site were taken from the Complete Moby Shakespeare, which is in the public domain. This site does not contain the poetry. Although it has not been updated recently, it serves as a nice start to most of Shakespeare's work online.
  • Electronic Text Center Collections
    "The Center combines an on-line archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts and images with a library service that offers hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text. The Electronic Text Center's holdings include approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in thirteen languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.). Also has eBooks for Microsoft readers.
  • The Library of Congress Digital Collections and Programs
    A small portion of the Library's millions of books, photographs, prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, maps, sound recordings, and moving pictures are available in digital format via this program.
  • Massachusetts Historical Society: Photographs of Native Americans
    As the nation’s first historical society, the MHS strives to enhance the understanding of our nation’s past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives. Its collections are accessible to anyone with an interest in American history.
  • Other Digital Text Collections
    From the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE, a meta-site of electronic text collections
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery
    "This site provides access to over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of the New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more."
  • Project Gutenburg
    Texts that are no longer under copyright protection are provided. The philosophy behind this project is that e-texts should be widely available across media platform. Search engine now available.
  • University of WI Digital Collections
    The UWDC is a cooperative effort by UW libraries to "provide quality digital resources from its academic libraries to UW faculty, staff, and students, citizens of the state, and scholars at large." From this site, you can access digital collections cooperatively developed by UW libraries and other collections developed by individual UW Libraries. The UWDC is an ongoing project of UW Libraries, the collection has a significant amount of valuable content now and will continue to grow.

Electronic Journals

UW-PLatteville Subscription Resources

For information on connecting from off campus, see the Guide for Off-campus users.

  • ASCE Research Library
    Journals from the American Society of Civil Engineers, this full-text database contains more than 24,000 journal from 1993 to present.  ONLY JOURNALS ARE AVAILABLE IN FULL TEXT.  Please look for the letter F icon.
  • ACS Publications
    Full text of 60+ American Chemical Society publications are available through an agreement with the University of Wisconsin System. Web editions include full text from January 1996 to the current issue. Click here for the Publications A-Z list.
  • ASME Journals
    Must search in ASME Digital Library: Online Journals 
    Contains the full text of 21 American Society of Mechanical Engineering journals as well as abstract and citation information from over 475 international mechanical engineering journals from 1989 to the present.
  • BioOne
    The BioOne.1 collection provides access to the full-text of 60+ peer reviewed, high-impact bioscience research journals. You may search the other collections but you will only have access to the abstracts.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    Online web site of journal, updated throughout the day with the latest news in academe (NO EMBARGO of content). The text from the current print edition, posted every Monday morning. A searchable archive of previously published content is also available.
  • CQ Researcher
  • In-depth, weekly publication covering current and controversial issues. Full text.
  • IEEE Xplore
    IEEE Xplore provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE Standards.
  • IoP (Institute of Physics) Electronic Journals
    Over 30 journals published by the Institute of Physics. Includes full-text articles and is searchable and browsable. (Select Standard Service for access.)
  • International Journal of Project Management
    This journal offers wide ranging and comprehensive coverage of all facets of project management.
  • Journal of Chemical Education
    Electronic version of the monthly print edition. September 1996 vol. 73:9 to the present are available.
  • Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
    "Publishes original, peer-reviewed papers that report innovative ideas and programs for classroom teachers, scientific studies, and formulation of concepts related to the education, recruitment, and retention of under-represented groups in science and engineering."
    NOTE: Full text access begins with Vol. 14, Issue 1 (2008). Only the table of contents are accessible from older issues.
  • JSTOR: Arts and Sciences Collections I through XV; Biological Sciences & Life Sciences collections
    Archives of scholarly electronic journals in sociology, political science, economics, mathematics and statistics, history; law, Asian studies, ecology, botany, evolutionary biology, plant and animal sciences, paleontology, and conservation. 
    NOTE: NOTE: you may limit your results to show only the content you have access to through UW-Platteville's subscription. At the top of the results list, choose Content I can access from the drop down menu.
  • Nature
    Online version of the International Weekly Journal of science. Contains full text of archived content as well. Also provides access to Nature's other journal titles.
  • New England Journal of Medicine
    "A weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice. Material is published with an emphasis on internal medicine and specialty areas including allergy/immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, kidney disease, oncology, pulmonary disease, rheumatology, HIV, and infectious diseases."
  • Project Muse
    400+ journals covering the subject areas of the arts, culture, history, literature, philosophy and politics. 
    NOTE Only journals with this green arrow icon are available.
  • SAGE Journals Online - Full text 2008-2011 only
    SAGE publishes over 470 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.


  • HighWire Press
    Highwire Press is the internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries. Its mission is to foster research and instruction by providing a more direct linkage between the writers and readers of scholarly materials. Reading the full text of articles requires a subscription; however, searching contents is available.
  • Yahoo! Magazines
    Free and commercial publications.
  • Voice of the Shuttle
    An extensive listing of journals and magazines woven by Alan Liu. Site includes scholarly journals, culture magazines, small press titles and subject specific categories.

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