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American Memory: The 19th Century in Print.  About 1,500 books published in the U.S. from 1850-1880, primarily in education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Also included are volumes of American poetry.'s Great Books Online --- Includes the 70-volume Harvard Classics, King James Bible, and many reference books.

Bibliomania --- More than 2000 classic texts, reference books, author biographies, study guides, etc.

Digital Book Index --- 145,00 free digital books.

Google Book Search ---  Google has partnered with publishers, authors, and libraries to provide full text of millions of volumes.

Hathi Trust Digital Library --- A repository for archiving and shring of digitized collections, which can range from nineteenth-century periodicals to historical bicycling to war to hard to find government documents and congressional materials.

Humanities Text Initiative ---- From the University of Michigan.  Includes:  American Verse Project, Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, and Modern English Works (public domain) and much more.

Hypertexts: "We DO American Studies"  --- Hosted by the American Studies Group at University of Virginia.  Provides full text access to a variety of literary and scholarly hypertexts.

IPL Books Online --- Internet Public Library links to more than 20,000 free texts.

Internet Archive -- The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. It includes moving images, live music archives, audio and text.

National Academies Press --- 3,000 books online for free. Primarily science and political science titles.

New York Public Library's Best of the Web: Online Literary Texts

OAIster--- Project of the University of Michigan to provide access to publicly available digital library resources provided by the research library community. 

Online Books Page --- University of Pennsylvania provides links to more than 20,000 titles available through Project Gutenberg, Bibliomania, UVA Electronic Text Center, etc.

Project Gutenberg --- More than 10,000 texts available, generally published before 1923, no longer in copyright.

University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center --- Contains more than 70,000 texts, about 10,000 of them are free; access to others requires membership.

World Digital Library --- Developed by the U.S. Library of Congress; UNESCO; contributions by partner institutions in many countries; financial support of a number of companies and private foundations.

Wright American Fiction Collection ---  About 2,880 volumes of American adult fiction published between 1851 and 1875.

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