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Africa Portal Library

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century (New York Public Library Digital Collections)

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (Eric Lease Morgan)

Amazon Free Kindle E-Book Collection (over 16,000 of the most popular classics) (downloadable in Kindle format only)

American Literature Sites (Washington State University)

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology (U of Virginia)

American Studies Hypertexts 

Antique Books 

Athena Literature Resources

Barnes and Noble's Free NookBook Collection

Bartleby.com - Great Books Online

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations 

Bibliomania more than 2,000 classic texts (read online)

Bibliotheca Augustana (Ulrich Harsch) - a collection of literary texts from the 7th to the 20th centuries in English, Greek, Latin, German, French, Italian and Spanish

BookBrowse excerpts from current books

British Columbia Digital Library

Carrie: A Full Text Electronic Library 

A Celebration of Women Writers (Mary Mark Ockerbloom, U of Pennsylvania)

Chapter One - (Denver Post) – first chapters of recent books

Chapter One - (Washington Post) – first chapters of recent books

Connecticut Muse

Connecticut Review (Connecticut State Universities)

Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse 

Digital Collections (biomedical books and streaming videos) (National Library of Medicine)

Digital Collections (U of Virginia)

Digital Collections Online (U of Connecticut Libraries)

Digital Culture Books (University of Michigan Press)

Digital Interlibrary Loan (Library of Congress)

Digital Scriptorium Projects (Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University)

Digital Text Projects (Institute for Learning Technologies)

Documenting the American South (U of North Carolina) - Library of Southern Literature

Early English Books Online (Text Creation Partnership)

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University 

Early Modern Literary Studies – Electronic Texts

eBooks @ Adelaide (free books, online and downloadable in ePub format) (The University of Adelaide, Australia)

Electronic Text Archives and Plays Online 

Electronic Text Center – Collections (U of Virginia)

Electronic Text Collections 

Electronic Texts and Primary Sources (Digital Librarian)

Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Electronic Text Research Center(U of Minnesota)

Europeana (14.6 million images, texts, sounds, and videos) (streaming audio and streaming video)

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts (U of Pittsburgh)

Free Digital Textbook Initiative (California Learning Resource Network) (view online and download in PDF format)

Google Books (100's of 1000's of titles) (select "full view" or "free only" in search results)

Great Books 

Great Hunger Room Digitized Books (Quinnipiac University)

Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature (Association of College and Research Libraries)

English Literature on the Web (Medieval to 20th Century) (Mitsuharu Matsuoka)

Eserver (U of Washington)

HarperAudio! (HarperCollins) (download in au, .gsm, and .ra, and .mpeg formats)

Hathi Trust Digital Library (Public Collections)

Humanities Text Initiative (U of Michigan)

Hyperizons: Hypertext Fiction 

HyperTexts (U of Virginia)

Index of Native American Electronic Text Resources on the Internet (Karen Strom)

International Children's Digital Library

Internet Archive (audiobooks and poetry) (streaming and downloadable audio in .mp3, .wmv, .wav and many other formats)

Internet Archive (ebooks and texts) (read online and downloadable in PDF, ePub, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text and DiVu formats)

Internet Archive (movies, films, videos) (streaming video and downloadable in ogg, mpeg1, mpeg4 and Quicktime formats)

The Internet Archive of Texts and Documents (Hanover College)

The Internet Classics Archive (Web Atomics)

The Internet Public Library Reading Room - Books

Labyrinth Latin Bookcase 

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies (Georgetown U)

The Library of American Civilization titles available free on the Web (compiled by Terry Ballard, Quinnipiac University)

Library of Virginia Digital Collections 

LibriVox (free audiobooks downloadable in mpg3 format as well as Gutenberg e-text)

Librophile (free audio and e-books)

Literary Resources On the Net (Rutgers U)

LSU Libraries Webliography Literature 

Luminarium (Medieval, Renaissance and 17th Century Literature) (Anniina Jokinen)

Major Online Text Collections by Language (Columbia U)

Major Online Text Collections by Subject (Columbia U)

Making of America Books (U of Michigan) - primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction

ManyBooks.net (29,000 e-books in most audio formats)

The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (Raf Alvarado, Princeton)

The Modern English Collection (U of Virginia) -(AD 1500 – Present)

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 - over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885

National Academies Press (read online or download in PDF format)

National Library of Norway

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)

Online Books Page (John Mark Ockerbloom, U of Pennsylvania) (over one million free books in HTML and PDF formats)

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (Berkeley Digital Library)

Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies 

Open Folklore (American Folklore Society and Indiana University Bloomington Libraries)

Open Library (over one million titles) (check “only show ebooks” )

Orange Street Classics (HTML and PDF) (Orange Street Press)

Oxford Libraries - Electronic Resources 

Oxford Text Archive (Oxford University)

Page By Page Books 

Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848 (The Center for Research Libraries, the University of Chicago Library, and the ARTFL Project)

The Perseus Digital Library (Gregory Crane, Tufts U)

Planet eBook (e-books in PDF format) (classic literature)

Project Gutenberg (over 33,000 titles)

Project Gutenberg Australia

Project Libellus (classical Latin and Greek texts) (read online or download in TeX, ASCII or RTF formats)

Quinnipiac's Digitized Connecticut History Books (Quinnipiac University)

Renascence Editions: An Online Repository of Works Printed in English Between the Years 1477 and 1799 (U of Oregon) (HTML and PDF formats)

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (U of Pennsylvania)

Smithsonian Digital Library 

Suffragists Oral History Project (U of California at Berkeley)

SunSite Digital Collections (U of California at Berkeley)

The Tebtunis Papyri Collection (U of California at Berkeley)

Universal Digital Library (million book collection) (Carnegie Mellon University)

Universe (Alexandria Digital Library, University of California at Santa Barbara)

University of Chicago Electronic Full-Text Sources 

University of Chicago Electronic Open Stacks 

University of Toronto English Library 

University of Virginia Electronic Text Center Collections 

Victorian Women Writers Project (Indiana U)

The Voice of the Shuttle (requires free registration) (U of California at Santa Barbara)

Women Writers Project (Brown U)

Worditude.com e-books (HTML, PDF, text)

World Digital Library

Wright American Fiction (1851 - 1875) (Indiana U)

Yale University Electronic Text Collection 

Yoza Cellphone Stories (Shuttleworth Foundation)


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