Books and Literature

The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

IATH uses information technology as a tool for scholarly humanities research. From this page, you can explore their many projects, including "Mapping the Dalai Lamas," "The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project," "The Architecture of Thomas Jefferson," and more.

Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio Archive

Listen in on William Faulkner at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as U.Va.’s first Writer-in-Residence.

U.Va. Digital Collections' Most Popular Images

Nearly 17,000 images have been downloaded from Virgo by library patrons in the last year. Ever wondered what the most popular images in the UVa Digital Library are?

Scholars' Lab Digital Resources

Take advantage of the Scholars' geospatial, text, statistical and image resources.

The World of Dante

Use this multimedia research tool to learn more about the Divine Comedy. Included are a gallery, maps, music, timelines and teacher resources.

About the Etext Center

The Electronic Text Center (1992-2007), known to many as “Etext,” served the University community’s teaching and research needs in the areas of humanities text encoding for over fifteen years. Many of the resources once available on Etext are now available via VIRGO, the primary access point for all U.Va. Library digital texts and images.

Mark Twain in His Times

This archive focuses on Mark Twain's works in relation to the time in which he wrote them.

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture

This multimedia archive offers primary material, essays, a timeline, and more to explore more about this story as an American cultural phenomenon.

The Walt Whitman Archive

This archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that makes Whitman's work accessible. See his published works, manuscripts, biography and correspondence, criticism and pictures and sound.

From Out that Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe

This online exhibit accents the physical exhibition at the Special Collections Library.

Red, White, Blue and Brimstone: New World Literature and the American Millennium

This site makes available numerous texts around the Revelation of the Christian apostle St. John.

Censored: Wielding the Red Pen

This online exhibition draws on books from the U.Va. Libraries that bring up questions around censorship.

The Rossetti Archive: The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

This archive facilitates the scholarly study of Rossetti, a painter, designer, writer and translator in the 19th century in Great Britain. The archive provides access to all of his pictorial and textual works and to a large contextual body of material.

English Language and Literature Resources

Search databases, find articles, look through full text literature collections and full text newspapers and periodicals and find other reference sources.

Chadwyck-Healey American Poetry Digital Collection

Read through a database of 1,288 works of influential American poets.

Chadwyck-Healey African-American Poetry Digital Collection

This collection of over 2,500 poems provides a survey of African American poetry.


U.Va. Library Collections

Holds books, e-books, journal and newspaper subscriptions, online databases, digital image collections, videos, CDs, manuscripts, archives and more.