Free Resources for History

Archive.org
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Artstor Public Collection
Artstor provides faculty and students with a complete image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context beyond the confines of your discipline.
The Beinecke Library
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and indeed the building that holds them, bring to fruition the thought and effort of generations of loyal alumni, scholars, and friends of the University.
Centre For Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) is a social science  and  humanities research and teaching institute in Kolkata.
Digital Public Library of America
Materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all in a one-stop discovery experience.
EBSCO Open Dissertation
EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.4 million electronic theses and dissertations from more than 320 universities around the world.
Europeana Collections
Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research.
Gandhi Heritage Portal
A one-time authentic documentation of Gandhiji’s available writings was carried out meticulously, and conscientiously under the CWMG project of the Government of India in 1956.
Library Of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
Museums of India
Ministry of Culture started the Vivekananda Memorial Museum Excellence Program in collaboration with The Chicago Institute of Art, USA. As part of this program various existing software solutions available in India were evaluated and finally C-DAC’s JATAN: Virtual Museum Builder was selected for standardized implementation across national museums.
National Cultural Audio visual Archive
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi is a premier institute set-up by the Government of India for research, documentation, preservation and dissemination of Indian arts and to provide a holistic understanding of Indian culture. A large volume of India’s cultural wealth, created in the last six decades, is stored in audiovisual form with various governmental and non-governmental institutions and private collections.
National Digital Library
National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a virtual repository of learning resources which is not just a repository with search/browse facilities but provides a host of services for the learner community.
Open Research Library
The Open Research Library (ORL) is planned to include all Open Access book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 14,000 Open Access books.
PDQT Open ( ProQuest Open Access Dissertation )
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. ProQuest quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.
Southern Asia at Chicago
Chicago’s Southern Asia strength is built around the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), comprised of faculty across the University who share teaching and research interests in Southern Asia.
The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Granth Sanjeevani
Granth Sanjeevani has over 20,000 books, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, journals, government publications and reports. Though the majority of books are in English, there are books in Sanskrit and other ancient and modern Indian languages and in European languages like Greek, Latin, Italian, German and French.
UNESCO open access Publications
The UNESCO Digital Library is a key tool for enabling UNESCO’s mission of building peace in the minds of people, in particular by “advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding, and encouraging cooperation among the nations in all branches of intellectual activity.
United Nations iLibrary
The United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. Initially launched in 2015, the UN iLibrary was updated in December 2020 to incorporate new features such as an interface in all six official UN languages and a search feature by Sustainable Development Goals. 
Vincent Voice Library
The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library is a collection of over 100,000 hours of spoken word recordings, dating back to 1888. The collection includes the voices of over 500,000 persons from all walks of life.