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Freely accessible collections

These collections have been selected for their value to researchers and are freely available and discoverable alongside relevant materials.

Graphic design image from The Lindsay Webster Collection of Cuban Posters

Open Community Collections

More than 200 collections of illustrations, letters, literary documents, newspapers, magazines, photographs, postcards, yearbooks, and much more on a wide variety of subjects, contributed by libraries, museums, universities, and archives around the world.

Image from Berkeley Tribe newspaper

Reveal Digital

Open Access documentary materials contributed and funded by libraries, museums, historical societies, and individual collectors worldwide. Currently available: alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals produced by underrepresented activists during the latter half of the 20th century.

A page from the Devi-Mahatmya, ca. 1640

Open Artstor

More than 200,000 Creative Commons-licensed images in the arts, sciences, and literature aggregated from museums, libraries, and archives around the world.

Research reports on desk

Research Reports

Over 20,000 curated research reports from more than 100 policy institutes worldwide, providing current analysis on many of today’s most debated issues, including climate change, cybersecurity, international relations, terrorism, and various public health issues, including COVID-19.

Licensed collections

JSTOR offers millions of primary sources across collections that support research and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Illustration of Shakespeare

Artstor on JSTOR

Approximately 1.7 million of Artstor’s images from leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists are currently discoverable on JSTOR for institutions that also participate in Artstor Digital Library. This feature is in the pilot stage, with more developments planned for 2021.

Image from Struggles for Freedom collection

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa

More than 27,000 objects and 190,000 pages of documents and images, with interviews, periodicals, posters, photographs, and other materials chronicling the liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime.

Image from World Heritage Sites collection

World Heritage Sites: Africa

Over 86,000 visual, contextual, and spatial objects, including 3D models and plans of grounds, site plans, photographs, personal journals and traveler’s accounts, and more, providing documentation of African heritage sites.

Image from 19th Century British Pamphlets

19th Century British Pamphlets

Nearly 26,000 of the most significant British pamphlets of the 19th century, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of the time, created by Research Libraries UK.