The University of New Hampshire Library is committed to developing digitally accessible collections drawn from it printed, manuscript, and image collections. In addition they are working with the Boston Library Consortium to have materials scanned for inclusion in the Internet Archive, a non-prorfit organization that provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.Because most items slated for digitization are drawn from all library collections, especially Government Documents and Special Collections, they include many New Hampshire related materials such as transcibed colonial materials, New Hampshire government publications, town histories, town reports, and UNH publications. Feel free to browse UNH Digital Collections here. Click here to search all texts provided by the Internet Archive. To limit it to those titles drawn from UNH Libraries collections, click here.
One of the newest, most exciting, and open source discovery platforms is the Digital Public Library of America. It includes over eleven million items form America's libraries, archives, and museums. These include digitized books, photographs, and historical documents from the Smithsonian, the National Archives, major research universities, and digital consortia. Like the online offerings provided by the Library of Congress, these research collections continue to grow.
The following website, produced by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, is a useful guide to locating, evaluating, and citing primary sources on the web: Using Primary Sources on the Web
This library guide was created to support the study of history at The University of New Hampshire.
Please use this guide to help develop your research. If you need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone, email, IM, or Facebook. My office hours during the fall semester are Monday and online, Sunday night, from 8-11pm. I can also meet at other times to discuss your research needs or for one-on-one instruction on search strategies and sources.
I also serve as liaison to the History Department, so if you want to purchase or gain access to monographs, periodicals, media, or other resources that are not available at UNH, let me know and we'll determine the best strategy for connecting you with the information you need.
I welcome your suggestions for changes or additions to this guide, as well as those geared towards enhancing services provided by the UNH Library.