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Digital and Electronic Resources

Digital resources offer both the benefits and the challenges of freedom from paper forms, and different resources have dealt with these in different ways. One result of this is that you may need to employ a wider variety of search strategies to find these resources.

  • Start with Socrates, and search under the Electronic Resources tab...

    ...but keep in mind that some digital resources may appear in Socrates as collections, e.g., one digital version of Hamlet is found in a collection with the title "Oxford Shakespeare."

    In general, Socrates records for networked digital and electronic resources have links directly to the resources. Records for non-networked digital resources, such as those on CD-ROM, will show a location and call number.

  • Browse the Humanities Digital Information Service text page...

    ...to explore full-text databases of primary sources in the humanities, listed under broad subject areas. These are mostly much larger and broader in scope than traditional books; rather, they are collections of period- and genre-specific works, or collected works of specific authors.

    The full-text collections here come with a variety of search interfaces, so take advantage of each interface's Help or Tutorial functions; there is a special tutorial for Stanford's local full-text search interface.

  • Browse the E-Books and E-texts page ...
    ...to explore the offerings of mostly book-length digital resources
  • Search Stanford's e-journals search page to find e-journal titles, or use Socrates.

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