SECRETS OF RESEARCHING FREE MATERIALS ON THE INTERNET (FREE, FULL TEXT WEB COLLECTIONS):
ONLINE BOOKS: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html
The Online Books Page is a searchable and browses able collection of over 25,000 English language works in various formats that are all free for personal, noncommercial use. One can search by Author and Title.
UNIVERSAL DIGITAL LIBRARY: http://www.ulib.org/
“The Universal Digital Library, a book-scanning project backed by several major libraries across the globe, has completed the digitization of 1.5 million books and has made them free and publically available. The online library offers full text downloads of works that are in the public domain, or for which the copyright holder has been given permission to make available. Having the backing of prominent institutions such as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, however, the collection goes far beyond the widely available classics, though those are there, too…
GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH TIPS:
New guide available: Google Book Search Tips. Google Book Search will help you find books digitized in the Michigan Digitization Project (M Books) and Google’s partnerships with other libraries around the world. Our new guide provides tips for searching Google Book Search, including how to download full-text books, how to locate a physical copy of books that is only available in snippet view, and how to identify what volume and issue of a journal when it is unclear in your search results.”
DEMO OF AN OPEN LIBRARY: http://demo.openlibrary.org/
An attempt to put most books on the Internet. Searchable
OPEN LIBRARY CONCEPT: http://www.openlibrary.org/
E-BOOKS: http://www.bibliomania.com Includes 2000 Classic texts and Study Guides to the most read books.
Other E-BOOKS listed at: http://www.resourceshelf.com/category/resources/e-books/
Free Educational Textbooks: www.cnx.org:
a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:
- authors create and collaborate
- instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
- learners find and explore content
THE CLASSIC READER http://www.classicreader.com/ CLASSIC BOOKS OF LITERATURE, ALL ONLINE FOR FREE!
MAKING OF AMERICA: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/
aking of America (MOA) is a free digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily 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. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/about.html)
Cornell University also hosts a Making of America Site (http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/moa/) This site provides free access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts
EDSITEMENT: THE BEST OF THE HUMANITIES ON THE WEB: http://edsitement.neh.gov/
Covers Literature and Language Arts, History and Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Art and Culture.
INCLUDES FREE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS AND HINTS ON HOW TO TEACH AND WHAT RESOURCES TO USE.
CALIFORNIA DIGITAL LIBRARY: HUNDREDS OF FREE E-BOOKS OFFERED: http://texts.cdlib.org/escholarship/ and: http://content.cdlib.org/escholarship/ (Access to over 2000 high quality academic free books!)
FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOADS AT: http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/
“The University of California announced this week that its widely used E- Scholarship Repository has surpassed the 5 million mark for full-text downloads of its open access scholarly content. This major milestone reflects the impressive adoption and usage rate the repository has enjoyed since its inception in 2002, with University of California academic units and departments from its 10 campuses publishing or depositing more than 20,000 papers and works.” JAN 2008 Press Release.
DIGITAL BOOK INDEX: http://www.digitalbookindex.com/about.htm: The Digital Book Index a database of over 80,000 fiction and nonfiction e-books from over 1,800 publishers. Many categories of books are listed, including reference, history, children’s, and African American studies. One needs to register to use the service, but registration is absolutely free and takes just seconds.
PROJECT GUTENBERG: 18,000 FREE EBOOKS with updates every month
http://www.gutenberg.org/. These books can be downloaded for free
IIP PUBLICATIONS (http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/) Free Publications and Studies on a number of different issues.=
NON-FICTION TEXTS FROM BARTLEBY.COM: http://www.bartleby.com/nonfiction/
Over one hundred popular nonfiction works can be found here. Visitors can meander through “The
World’s Famous Orations”, edited by someone who knew a bit about the topic, one William Jennings Bryan. Other volumes include the collected works of Francis Bacon, John Stuart Mill’s “Autobiography”, and includes basic free editions of important and valuable pieces of writing.
OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/index.html
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 1,200 Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and up to 200 new and recently-published books are added each year.
The TEXTBOOK REVOLUTION http://www.textbookrevolution.org (Provides free online textbooks in many subject areas, an amazing site
Digital Librarian: A Librarians Choice of the Best of the Web: http://www.digital-librarian.com/ (Includes all Subject Fields)
Digitized Resources for Literature and Literary Criticism: http://www.digital-librarian.com/literature.html