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- AddALL Book Search
An excellent site for searching and comparing prices for multiple booksellers, including used and out-of-print books.
- African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. A full text database of these 19th and early 20th- century titles, this digital library is key-word-searchable.
- Arts & Letters Daily
Arts, ideas, debate. Updated daily.
- Children's Book Council
Attractive, with information for teachers, parents, librarians, authors, artists, booksellers, and publishers.
- Christian Book Summaries
"Encapsulated views of the best in Christian publishing."
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Classic Christian writings from authors including Augustine, Bunyan, Calvin, Luther, Milton, Teresa of Avila, etc.
- Digital Book Index
This index is intended as a "Meta-index" for most major eBook sites, along with thousands of smaller specialized sites. Provides links to more than 145,000 full-text digital books from more than 1,800 commerical and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 100,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.
- Digital Scores Collection
The Loeb Music Library is creating an expansible resource of scanned images of rare and unique musical scores that will be freely available via the Web for classroom and research use at Harvard and to scholars all over the world.
- Directory of Open Access Books
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access academic books. A service of OAPEN Foundation.
- Electronic Text Center--University of Virginia Library
The Electronic Text Center's holdings include approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in thirteen languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections
Provides an easy way to find, publish, and distribute e-books in a large number of formats.
- Google Book Search
Search the full text of books to find ones that interest you and learn where to buy or borrow them.
The Gutenberg-e prize is a collaborative effort between Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association, committed to exploring and promoting the electronic publication of scholarly writing. The Andrew W. Mellon foundation provides financial support for the project.
- Hathi Trust Digital Library
The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations.
- Hennepin County Library Bookspace
This local library website provides a rich collection of resources for the book lover--book lists, book clubs, author events and more.
- International Children's Digital Library
Beautiful full color digitizations of children's books from around the world. "The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community."
- Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a public nonprofit that was founded to build an ‘Internet library,’ with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
- Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
A Project of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Features links to online exhibitions that have been created by libraries, archives, and historical societies, as well as to museum online exhibitions with a significant focus on library and archival materials.
LibriVox provides totally free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening.
- Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction... contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
- Milestone Documents in American History: Exploring the Primary Sources That Shaped America
Each entry includes the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.
"Resources for indigenous cultures around the world"
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
A site that promotes the digitization of dissertations world-wide. You may search several collections in the "Browse/Search" section. Some are freely accessible. Try the "Scirus/ETD Search" option first.
- New Mozart Edition Online
The ‘NMA Online’ is a digital version of the Neue Mozart Ausgabe (NMA; New Mozart Edition), a scholarly edition of Mozart’s complete works that was compiled by musicologists from around the world in the last 50 years. ‘NMA Online’ has been produced by the ISM in Salzburg in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute in Los Altos, California.
- New York Review of Books
- New York Times: Books
- Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Founded and edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Open Source Shakespeare
Containing the complete works, with a text, character and concordance search.
- Paris Review Interview Archive
Over 50 years of literary wisdom rolled up in 300+ Writers-at-Work interviews, now available online—free. Read, search, and download these in-depth interviews with poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, critics, musicians, and more.
- PDQT Open: Open Access Dissertations and Theses
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. Open Access Publishing is a new service offered by ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing.
- Project Gutenberg
"Fine literature digitally published." A large electronic collection of literature in the public domain.
- Universal Digital Library
The UDL 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, available to everyone over the Internet. Within 10 years, it is our expectation that the collection will grow to 10 Million books. Hosted at Carnegie Mellon University.
- Wired for Books: Celebrating Books, Reading, and Literature
For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show. Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
- Women Working, 1870-1930
Women Working, 1870 - 1930 provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
- World Digital Library
The site focuses on the "wealth of all human cultures", is in seven languages, and includes approximately 1200 documents