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University of Adelaide Library: eBooks@AdelaideThis Australian university library's collection offers hundreds of electronic books, including "classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History." Searchable; browsable by author (alphabetically or chronologically), title, or theme. Includes links to other electronic book collections and literature resources.

World Public LibraryThis site provides free access to tens of thousands of online publications in HTML format in the areas of classical and religious literature, poetry, and historical documents. The public access section of this consortium-based collection is searchable but not browsable. Some materials on the site require a fee.

The Digital Book IndexA database of over 60,000 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. Titles are from commercial and noncommercial publishers and vendors and may be free, available by subscription, or for purchase. The site also links to e-book reader software. Registration required.

eBookLocator"Search through a database of thousands of eBooks by author, title, keyword, ISBN, or publisher. "Get the latest reviews, excerpts and author bios." Browse top-selling electronic books.

Electronic BooksThis directory offers annotated links for electronic book information in the categories Free E-book Sites, Free Personal Digital Assistant [PDA] Sites, Commercial Sites, E-book Reader Software, and Dedicated E-book Readers. There are also tips for reading e-books online, searching for text in e-books, and saving e-books. Created by Karen Ramos, a librarian at the Stockton-San Joaquin County (California) Public Library.

Project Gutenberg (PG)This project provides over 10,000 free electronic books, mainly "older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States." Books are classified as "light literature" ("Alice in Wonderland," "Peter Pan"), "heavy literature" (the Bible, "Moby Dick," works by Shakespeare), and reference works. Formats include audiobooks, recorded music, and moving pictures. Searchable.

The English Server ( The EServer publishes over 30,000 works in the arts and humanities free of charge to readers online. It includes a variety of literature-related materials, including text archives of prose, plays, poetry, and fiction. You may search authors and titles as keywords, but results are more satisfactory if you choose from the list of categories below the search box. The Fiction section includes a good list of plain text books that load very quickly. This page also includes audio clips and Adobe Acrobat pages with graphics. A good place for beginners.

Munseys (Books Formerly at Blackmask Online) Over 20,000 e-books arranged in broad categories. You can also do a keyword search. At the moment, all books are free and available for immediate download in these formats: Daisy DTB, HTML, ebookwise EB1150, Plucker, Rocket eBook, Isilo, Adobe Acrobat, Sony Reader, Mobipocket/Kindle, Ms-Reader, Zipped format, and Adobe Mobile/EPUB. The book annotations are fun to read themselves.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (Eric Morgan) The Alex Catalogue contains public domain texts in the areas of American and British Literature and Western Philosophy. A unique feature of the Catalogue is the on-the-fly creation of PDF or ebook (Newton Paperback, Palm Pilot, or Rocket eBook) files. Palm or RocketBook users can load these documents directly to their devices without reformatting. The .pdf format uses your Adobe Acrobat Reader to see text as it appeared in the original text

Etext Center FREE EBOOK LIBRARY for the Microsoft Reader and Palm Reader. Over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks from the University of Virginia Library's Etext Center, including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, American history, Shakespeare, African-American documents, the Bible, and much more. eBookwise Fictionwise ibiblio - the public's library and digital archive

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