Free Electronic Books
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.
Bartleby.com's Great Books Online
--- Includes the 70-volume Harvard Classics, King James Bible, and many
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
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.