Explore Digital Resources
Having access to all the technology you ever imagined is great. Having the resources you need to use it to its full potential? You’ll find all the resources you need right here.
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Whether you speak technology fluently or simply want to dabble in code, you’ll find what you need here at Do Space. Designed for kids and adults, you can discover coding basics, along with resources that keep you going.
- Code School
- Microsoft Virtual Academy: Imagine – Learn to Code
- Windows 10 Development for Absolute Beginners
- Code Combat
- Mozilla Developer Network
- The Code Player
- Khan Academy
- Code Avengers
- CPP Reference
- Code Guru
- MIT Open Courseware
- Free Code Camp
- Code with Anna and Elsa
- Scratch: Curriculum Guide
- Turtle Academy
- Arduino Simulator
Do Space has a collection of technology and STEM ebooks available for checkout by Do Space members. You can browse and checkout books via our OverDrive site or via the OverDrive App for your mobile device.
There are also many digital archives online that you can access. Here is just a sample of some of our favorites:
- David Rumsey Map Collection
The historical map collection has more than 67,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the World.
- The Goodspeed Manuscript Collection
The Edgar J. Goodspeed Manuscript Collection comprises 68 early Greek, Syriac, Ethiopic, Armenian, Arabic and Latin manuscripts ranging in date from the 5th to the 19th centuries. The acquisition of these hitherto unknown manuscripts was spearheaded by Edgar J. Goodspeed in the first half of the 20th century in order to support new scholarship in the humanities.
- Green’s Dictionary of Slang
Five hundred years of the vulgar tongue.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration PubSpace
NASA is using PMC to permanently preserve and provide easy public access to the peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research. Beginning with research funded in 2016, all NASA-funded authors and co-authors (both civil servant and non-civil servant) will be required to deposit copies of their peer-reviewed scientific publications and associated data into NASA’s publication repository called NASA PubSpace.
- Free Programming Ebooks
[O’Reilly has] compiled the best insights from subject matter experts and industry insiders for you in one place, so you can dive deep into the latest of what’s happening in the world of software engineering, architecture and open source.
- Museum of Modern Art Exhibitions
Exhibitions from our founding in 1929 to the present are available online.
- Birds of America
The Library of Parliament’s copy of the Birds of America by John James Audubon is a masterwork of 435 plates. Produced with the intention of representing every species of bird in North America, the set depicts more than 1,000 individual birds and more than 450 species.
- UC Press Ebooks Collection, 1982-2004
Includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion and fiction. Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff and students, while more than 700 of the titles are available to the public.
- The Pulp Magazines Project
The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access archive and digital research initiative for the study and preservation of one of the 20th century’s most influential print culture forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The project also provides information and resources on publishing history, multiple search and discovery platforms, and an expanding library of high-quality, cover-to-cover digital facsimiles.
- Open Parks Network
Since 2010, Clemson University and the National Park Service have collaborated on the Open Parks Network, an Institute of Museum and Library Services funded project that has resulted in the digitization of more than 350,000 cultural heritage objects and 1.5 million pages of gray literature housed in the libraries, museums and archives of our nation’s parks, historic sites and other protected areas. More than 20 national parks and other protected sites are represented in these diverse collections, as well as two state park systems and three university libraries. The Open Parks Network provides public access to high-resolution, downloadable files.
- National Park Maps
This site currently has 1,451 free high-resolution national park maps to view, save and download.
GifCities is a special project of the Internet Archive to celebrate 20 years of preserving the web. Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more. Please donate to help us in our efforts to provide “Universal Access to All Knowledge” including GIFs.
- Belfer Audio Archive
One of the largest sound archives in the country! Learn more about the Belfer Audio Archive by visiting the About us, Collections and Services sections of our site. Belfer’s cylinder and 78rpm recordings are cataloged in the Classic Catalog, Syracuse University Libraries’ online catalog.
- The Groege Eastman Collections Online
Explore the George Eastman Museum’s collections online. More than a quarter of a million objects from the photography, technology and George Eastman Legacy collections are now searchable, and more of the museum’s vast holdings will be added on an ongoing basis.
- Color Our Collections
From Feb. 6-10, 2017, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. Users are invited to download and print the coloring sheets and share their filled-in images, using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.
- The Joseph A. Labadie Collection
Contains posters that have been acquired over the past 100 years. This database consists of images of those posters covering social protest movements such as Anarchism, Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Communism, ecology, labor, Pacifism, sexual freedom, Socialism, women and youth/student protest. Some are from the first half of the 20th century, but the majority are from the 1960s and later. Many are undated. All originals are held in the Joseph A. Labadie Collection.
- Open Corporates
The largest open database of companies in the world.
- Pixar in a Box
Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.
- World War I collection of the Library of Congress
With its unparalleled World War I collections, the Library of Congress is uniquely prepared to tell the story of the United States’ participation in the Great War. The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into the war with exhibitions, lectures, symposia, film programs, recordings, publications, veterans’ stories, educational tools and research guides to the Library’s remarkable World War I resources.
- The Harvard Classics
The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot, that was first published in 1909.
- Firing Line Broadcasts
From 1966 to 1999, the television series Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. was a venue for debate and discussion on political, social and philosophical issues with experts of the day. The broadcast collection includes administrative files, program preparation materials, photographs, transcripts, sound recordings and videotape copies of the 1,505 programs. Support for videotape preservation has been provided by the Mericos Foundation and the National Television and Video Preservation Foundation.
- Class Central
Find the best Online Courses from Top Online Universities
- The Met Public Domain Artworks
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
- The British Library photo collection
The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public domain represent the Library’s desire to improve knowledge of and about them, to enable novel and unexpected ways of using them, and to begin working with researchers to explore and interpret large scale digital collections.
- The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Completed in 2010, the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary has become an invaluable source for the study of the civilizations of the ancient Near East, their political and cultural history, their achievements in the sciences of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, linguistics, and the timeless beauty of their poetry.
- University of California – Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive
The UCSB Library invites you to discover and listen to its online archive of cylinder recordings; donate to help the collection grow; and learn about how these sounds and songs create an audio history of American culture.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Publications
Five decades of Met publications on art history, available to read, download, and/or search for free.
- Digital Public Library of America: Primary Source Sets
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Drawing online materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States, the sets use letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more. Each set includes a topic overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA’s Education Advisory Committee. Read about our education projects, suggest a new topic for a primary source set, and contact us with feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alan Lomax Sound Recordings Catalog
The Sound Recordings catalog comprises over 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s. In addition to a wide spectrum of musical performances from around the world, it includes stories, jokes, sermons, personal narratives, interviews conducted by Lomax and his associates, and unique ambient artifacts captured in transit from radio broadcasts, sometimes inadvertently, when Alan left the tape machine running. Not a single piece of recorded sound in Lomax’s audio archive has been omitted: meaning that microphone checks, partial performances, and false starts are also included.
- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Macaulay Library Natrual Sound Archive
The Macaulay Library is the world’s premier scientific archive of natural history audio, video, and photographs. Although the Macaulay Library’s history is rooted in birds, the collection includes amphibians, fishes, and mammals, and the collection preserves recordings of each species’ behavior and natural history. Our mission is to facilitate the ability of others to collect and preserve such recordings, and to actively promote the use of these recordings for diverse purposes spanning scientific research, education, conservation, and the arts.
- Jerome Robbins Dance Division Moving Image Archive
Explore the Dance Division’s digitized moving image and audio recordings.
- The September 11 Digital Archive
The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images. In September 2003, the Library of Congress accepted the Archive into its collections, an event that both ensured the Archive’s long-term preservation and marked the library’s first major digital acquisition.
- Wilson Center Digital Archive
The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. The Digital Archive is overseen by the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program and focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation.
- The New Museum Digital Archive
The New Museum Digital Archive contains documentation of the New Museum’s program and institutional history in the form of images, video, audio, publications and printed matter.
- Stalin Digital Archive
The SDA is a result of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press (YUP) to create an electronic database of finding aids, to digitize documents and images, and to publish in different forms and media materials from the recently declassified Stalin archive in the holdings of RGASPI.
- The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives
Welcome! The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is a publicly available archive of personal literacy narratives in a variety of formats (text, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of contributors, as those practices and values change. The project is jointly directed by faculty from The Ohio State University and Georgia State University.
- The Turing Digital Archive
This website contains nearly 3,000 images of letters, photographs, newspaper articles, and unpublished papers by or about Alan Turing. The images were scanned from the collection of Turing papers held in the Archive Centre at King’s College, Cambridge.
- French Revolution Digital Archive
The French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA) is a multi-year collaboration of the Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) to produce a digital version of the key research sources of the French Revolution and make them available to the international scholarly community. The archive is based around two main resources, the Archives parlementaires and a vast corpus of images first brought together in 1989 and known as the Images de la Revolution française.
- New York Philharmonic Digital Archive
The New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives was launched in February 2011, and currently comprises more than 1.3 million pages, including almost 14,000 printed programs, marked conducting scores, business documents, and photographs. When completed, the online collection will contain every document in the New York Philharmonic Archives from 1842 through 1970, more than 3 million pages — including correspondence, marked scores and parts, contracts, and minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors — as well as all public documents from 1970 through today, including marketing materials, press releases, and annual reports.
- The Freedmen’s Bureau Project
To help bring thousands of records to light, The Freedmen’s Bureau Project was created as a set of partnerships between FamilySearch International and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), and the California African American Museum.
The Internet Archive
- Prelinger Archives
Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 “ephemeral” (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven’t been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. Getty Images represents the collection for stock footage sale, and over 6,400 items (representing approximately 4,800 distinct films) are available here.
- Moving Image Archive
This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download. Check our FAQ for more information.
- Live Music Archive
etree.org is a community committed to providing the highest quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format. The Internet Archive has teamed up with etree.org to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. All music in this Collection is from trade-friendly artists and is strictly non-commercial, both for access here and for any further distribution. Artists’ commercial releases are off-limits. This collection is maintained by the etree.org community.
- Audio Archive
This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download. Check our FAQ for more information.
- Internet Arcade
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade. The game collection ranges from early “bronze-age” videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.
- IF Magainze
IF was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn. The magazine was moderately successful, though it was never regarded as one of the first rank of science fiction magazines. It achieved its greatest success under editor Frederik Pohl, winning the Hugo Award for best professional magazine three years running from 1966 to 1968. If was merged into Galaxy Science Fiction after the December 1974 issue, its 175th issue overall.
- Cookbooks and Home Economics
The Cookbook and Home Economics Collection includes books from the Young Research Library Department of Special Collections at UCLA, The Bancroft Library at The University of California, Berkeley and the Prelinger
- Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library
Located in Lawrence, Kansas, the mission of Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library is to organize as a non-hierarchical collective for the purpose of sharing and distributing information.
- Knitting Reference Library
The Knitting Reference Library includes the published works collected by Montse Stanley, Richard Rutt and Jane Waller. These comprise books, exhibition catalogues, knitting patterns, journals and magazines.
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