For example, suppose that you want to find nursing databases:
- Keyword: “nursing”
- Limit by: Databases, Indexes (Online)
- Results: 10 databases related to nursing
“Every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875…including works by well known writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nanthaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe” have been added as an ebook to Alloway Library's collection and can be found in our catalogue. The Wright American Fiction 1851-1875 collection of 19th century literature consists of the works of 1,456 authors -- the giants of literature, as well those that were popular in their own time but now forgotten.
The online collection actually consists of two rather different groups of texts. The larger is a group of electronic texts created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. These texts are available for searching and browsing, using the digital page images. The text files have not been proofread or corrected, and still contain errors.
Ongoing work is being done to correcting errors and adding SGML encoding for better navigation by identifying chapter or story divisions within each work. Fully edited texts allows readers to view both the electronic text as well as the page images. The entire collection represents over 750,000 pages of published work.