Making of America Cornell collection rights statement:
Making of America Cornell is a searchable digital library of a large collection of books and periodicals published in the United States during the Antebellum and Reconstruction periods. According to the site’s home page, “his site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.”
Making of America Cornell is impressive and very useful to individuals interested in those time periods due to both the impressive journals collection and the browsing and searching capabilities. Journals such as The Atlantic Monthly may be browsed by simply selecting the browse tab in the center near the top of the home page ( http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moa/browse.html ) and finding one’s desired journal by name. From the default browse journals tab, it is then possible to select the from the search journal options on the right. The search option is also possible near the top area of the home page. Making of America Cornell offers a variety of search options, including proximity search, my favorite, and additional options within each of those options. Making of America Cornell has an impressive collection and ease of use. Like its sister site Making of America Michigan ( http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/ ), it began in the mid 1990s thanks to funding from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Making of America has stood the test of time, and the humanities community has and will continue to profit from this early digital humanities project.