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Digital Collections

This is a guide designed to point to digital collections inside and outside of the Sonoma State University Library.

Digital Collections at SSU and Beyond

Digital collections make it possible to explore amazing and rare materials from far and wide, all from the comfort of your computer. Throughout this guide, we explore the effect digitization has on the sharing of materials, highlight the amazing collections here at your Library, and suggest additional collections to explore any time, from anywhere.

Photo by Nebojsa Mladjenovic

Art: Images from a variety of institutions, such as the New York Public Library and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

HistoryVarious digitized collection of historical importance.

Literature: Free access to more books than you could read in your whole life.

Science and Environmental: Covering physics, biology, engineering, and more!

Peformance: Music, dance, and theatre collections.

Finding Open Source Images

Open source images are generally free from copyright and can be used in a variety of ways without permission. You should, of course, cite your source.

Public Domain

"A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner."

--US Copyright Office