Free Ebook Sites
ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle (France) http://abu.cnam.fr/
Public Domain French texts.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century (New York Public
Fiction, poetry, biography, autobiography and essays, fully keyword searchable.
Alchemy Virtual Library http://www.levity.com/alchemy/home.html
Full text alchemical works.
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts http://www.infomotions.com/alex/
Public domain texts in the areas of American and British Literature, and Western Philosophy. A unique feature of the Catalogue is the on-the-fly creation of PDF or ebook (Newton Paperback, Palm Pilot, or Rocket eBook) files.
American Verse Project (University of Michigan )
Volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
Antique Books http://www.antiquebooks.net/library.html
Reproductions of antiquarian books in color.
ARTFL Project (University of Chicago) http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ARTFL/
Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language. The project maintains a database of nearly 2,000 texts, searchable by word, word root, prefix, suffix and inclusive dates. PhiloLogic displays the bibliographic information and page number for each occurance and can sort the results on screen by date, author name, keywords and other fields.
The Avalon Project http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm
The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. The Avalon Project will no doubt contain controversial documents. Their inclusion does not indicate endorsement of their contents nor sympathy with the ideology, doctrines, or means employed by their authors. They are included for the sake of completeness and balance and because in many cases they are by our definition a supporting document.
Banned Books Online
Welcome to this special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts. The books featured here, ranging from Ulysses to Little Red Riding Hood, have been selected from the
indexes of The Online Books Page. (See that page for over 20,000 more
Accurate online text of major out of copyright works including the Columbia Encyclopedia, Harvard Classics and poetry collections. The Preeminent Internet Publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Bartleby Verse: American and English Poetry 1250-1920
An important public domain collection.
Berkeley Digital Library Project http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/
Re-inventing Scholarly Information Dissemination and Use. The UC Berkeley Digital Library Project is developing the tools and technologies to support highly improved models of the "scholarly information life cycle." Our goal is to facilitate the move from the current centralized, discrete publishing model, to a distributed, continuous, and self-publishing model, while still preserving the best aspects of the current model such as peer review.
Bibliomania: The Network Library http://www.bibliomania.com/index.html
Free online literature with more than 2000 classics.
Bulfinch's Mythology (Project Gutenberg)
Digital Book Index http://www.digitalbookindex.com/search001a.htm
Links to 73,000 titles, most are free.
Digital Scriptorium Test Database
The Digital Scriptorium is a pilot project organized by the Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library and UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aimed at the creation of a visual union catalog of medieval manuscripts. This test database includes, as of February 4, 1999, descriptions of 2169 medieval codices or documents (cut-off date ca. 1550, but with some materials as late as the 19th century) from the Union Theological Seminary, six libraries at Columbia and Barnard College, and three at Berkeley, with a total of 5865 images from those manuscripts. The oldest MSS catalogued date from the 9th century.
Drama Collection http://eserver.org/drama/
This site contains a collection of original plays and screenplays, criticism and links to other sites concerned with theatre. It publishes both classic and contemporary works, and would be delighted to consider your work if you'd care to submit it to our editors for review.
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University http://image.ox.ac.uk/
Including ancient papyri from Herculaneum and Celtic manuscripts.
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature (ACRL/WESS)
Extensive links to literary texts in Western European languages other than English. Maintained by the Association of College and Research Libraries, Western European Specialists Section. Etext Center (University of Virginia) http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/
1,800 publicly-available ebooks from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center, including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible, and much more. Over 8.5 million free ebooks shipped from this site (2000-2002) [or 6.8 per minute every day for 21 months!] to over 100 countries from the oldest and largest public ebook library on the web!
Gallica: 19th Century France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) http://gallica.bnf.fr/
Major project with already more than 2,000,000 pages and 10,000 images and sound files online.
Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.Just as with Google Web Search, Google Scholar orders your search results by how relevant they are to your query, so the most useful references should appear at the top of the page. This relevance ranking takes into account the full text of each article as well as the article's author, the publication in which the article appeared and how often it has been cited in scholarly literature. Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to are not online. This means your search results may include citations of older works and seminal articles that appear only in books or other offline publications.
The Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin)
The Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed with movable type, is one of the greatest treasures in the Ransom Center's collections. It was printed at Johann Gutenberg's shop in Mainz, Germany and completed in 1454 or 1455. The Center's Bible was acquired in 1978 and is one of only five complete examples in the United States.
Humanities Text Initiative (University of Michigan ) http://www.hti.umich.edu/index-
An alphabetical list of humanities resources.
Hyperizons: Hypertext Fiction
Writing and researching and thinking about hypertext fiction.
International Etext Projects (Linköping Univ.) http://www.lysator.liu.se/runeberg/
This page provides links to other sites on the Internet with activities related to Project Runeberg.
Internet Public Library Online Texts (University of Michigan) http://www.ipl.org/div/
More than 3,700 titles searchable by author, title or Dewey classification number.
Invisible Library - Imaginary Books http://www.invisiblelibrary.com/
The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books. Within the library's catalog you will find imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound.
Japanese Text Initiative (University of Virginia/University of Pittsburgh)
The University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center and the University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library are pleased to sponsor the Japanese Text Initiative, a collaborative effort to make texts of classical Japanese literature available on the World Wide Web.
Making of America (University of Michigan)
Focusing on American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction, the collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This online collection contains approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Online Children's Stories (Calgary)
Here you will find Web sites that have a variety of stories available: some folktales, some contemporary stories, maybe some poetry and non-fiction as well.
Online Library of Liberty (Liberty Fund) http://oll.libertyfund.org/
Full text of books on American and European history, economics, law, etc.
Oxford Text Archive http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/
The Oxford Text Archive Website works closely with members of the Arts and Humanities academic community to collect, catalogue, and preserve high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching. The OTA currently distributes more than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages, and is actively working to extend its catalogue of holdings.
Perseus Project - Texts
Ancient Greek and Latin texts with morphological links to text tools - English translations and secondary sources. Also includes the Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri, the complete works of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play and Ancient Sources, Frazer's Summary of Apollodorus' Handbook of Greek Mythology and Sources for Thucydides Research: Modern Scholarship on the Ancient Historian.
Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).RAND Online Publications http://www.rand.org/publications/electronic/
View all of RAND's online publications grouped by topic. Most titles published in 1998 or later are available online, along with selected earlier publications.
An easy to read full-text interface of mainly public domain literary works. Our website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries - Digital Collections
The first online books and manuscripts from the Smithsonian Institution.
Spunk Library http://www.spunk.org/
Anarchist and related texts.
SunSITE Digital Collections (University of California at Berkeley)
Technical Reports Online (University of Maryland Libraries)
Links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports from hundreds of organizations.
Universal Library Project (CMU) http://www.ul.cs.cmu.edu/
The mission is to create a Universal Library which will foster creativity and free access to all human
knowledge. As a first step in realizing this mission, it is proposed to create the Universal Library with a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, primarily in the English language, available to everyone over the Internet. Within 10 years, it is our expectation that the collection will grow to 10 Million books.
University of California Press
Over 825 online editions are available here through a partnership with the University of
California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program. Nearly 400 of the titles are available to the general public; the rest are for University of California faculty, staff, and students only.
U.S. Army Center of Military History - Online Books
CMH Online is provided as a public service by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Information presented on CMH Online is considered public information and may be distributed or copied for non-commerical purposes.
William Blake Archive http://www.blakearchive.org/main.html
Works by Blake: illuminated books, drawings, paintings, engravings, and more. Includes the latest news of work completed, work in progress, recent and forthcoming presentations, etc.