The Digital Public Library of America

Libraries are re-opening soon across New York state, but if you’re feeling impatient to scratch that intellectual itch, there are a bounty of free online resources for you to access. For example, take the Digital Public Library of America (linked here), which is a free compilation of informational resources ranging from American archives, museums and cultural heritage sites. This digital library provides everything from online exhibitions to primary source sets to free e-books. If you’re looking to examine the historical roots of contemporary issues, there is currently an online exhibition on America during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic as well as an entire curated digital archive topic on the Civil Rights Movement. So go check it out, and learn a little!