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On-Line Collections - Universities and Public Institutions

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The UC Berkeley Library

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley contains some of the finest research collections in the United States. Library holdings include over 8 million print volumes, and a significant number of maps, manuscripts, photographs, video and sound recordings, as well as a growing collection of materials in electronic formats.

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New York Public Library

Some of the famous collections at the New York Public Library have been placed online, including Small-Town America Stereoscopic views from the Robert Dennis Collection.

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The Library of Virginia

The Library of Virginia provides a glimpse of the vast library resources, accumulated at universities, upon which older students will rely as they progress towards and in college.

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Universal Library Project at Carnegie-Mellon University

The Universal Library project, an initiative to place all of the world's books online, is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon. A form for quick searches of digital libraries is exampled at the Oakland University Library site.

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Online Computer Library Center

OCLC is a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services that help libraries share the world's knowledge and the work of organizing it.

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Oakland University Library

The Oakland University Library provides on-line access to a diverse set of articles and databases.

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Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre

Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, part of the University of Melbourne in Australia, fosters the preservation, promotion and development of the heritage of Australian science, technology and medicine.

Posting archives like this on-line allows wide spread, low cost access that would not otherwise be available.

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Virtual Learning Research Center

The Virtual Learning Research Center is the "favorite" of a very good librarian who combines traditional sources and obscure references. For instance, here you will find the History Place, certainly a comprehensive list for historical researchers, but also a link to the Bodlein (Bodlean or just the Bod)in Oxford, England. It contains all the obscure medieval books and documents anyone would want.

A good source to peruse in pursuit of highly specialized topics.

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The Librarians' Index to the Internet

Over the years, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions. This site, hosted by Drexel University, organizes that work into some 9000 resources, including lists of libraries themselves.

It is a favorite of librarians, bridging traditional catalogs and virtual links.

Access to these resources underscore one of the major contributions of the Internet.

Altogether, these libraries illustrate the no longer futuristic concept of distributed (or infinite) branches. And think of the amount of paper to be saved. Individual students can pursue topics of choice without scrambling for a single, hard copy -- if it is available at all.

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