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- Alex catalogue of
- Digital documents collected in the subject areas of English
literature, American literature, and Western philosophy - can
search the content of located texts, and search multiple documents
simultaneously. Another unique feature of the Catalogue is the
on-the-fly creation of PDF (Portable Document Format) files &
files for PDAs.
- Bartleby Library
- Columbia University's project to put "great books online."
Includes Inaugural addresses of U.S. Presidents.
Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the Web
- Extensive listing of various digital text collections and resources.
Text Center (University of Virginia)
- The Electronic Text Center has holdings in several languages.
Many of the texts include illustrations.
Nice adaptation of useful Prohject Gutenberg texts into a vaireyt
of formats, most notably for PDAs. Well-designed, easy to use site.
- Styling itself "the world's largest eBook store",
commercial source for PDA books (both Palm and Pocket PC)
with good selection of many new full-length fiction and nonfiction
- Strong and flexible commercial site with ebooks for "handheld
devices (Palm, Win CE, Pocket PC, Rockets, eBookMan) and personal
computers." Particularly good selection of science fiction and
fantasy, but developing in other areas. Short stories and novels
at reasonable prices, plus free samples of award-winniing stories.
- This is the publicly accessible portion of the University of
Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative. While subscribing universities
can get more resources, this still offers substantial text, HTML
and image versions of many documents, including the American Verse
Project, the Middle English Collection, many Modern English works,
Bibles and other writings.
- Internet Public
Library - Online Texts
- Search a collection of over 15,000 titles or browse by author,
title, subject or Dewey number. Claims to be "the most comprehensive
directory to online texts available."
- IPL Online
- A directory from the IPL, listing 20 other websites with full
- No, the Library of Congress hasn't been digitized -- yet. But
here's their guide to Internet resources on "Electronic texts
and publishing" -- a wonderful resource.
- Public domain texts and other documents formatted for PDAs
(personal digital assistants, both Palm and Microsoft Reader),
with some in plain text.
- Our ebook vendor here at CBTL! Commercial ebook publisher,
serving libraries and individuals, bur also offering "free" reading
room. Users of participating Wisconsin public and academic libraries
have access to many commercial titles.
- On-Line Books
- The University of Pennsylvania's On-Line Books Page (formerly
at Carnegie Mellon University) contains over 13,000 freely available,
full-text, significant English language books.
- Project Gutenberg
- The venerable grandaddy of online text projects, Project Gutenberg
started in 1971 and is strongly committed to the "Plain Vanilla
ASCII" text standard.
- A cooperative project of UW-Madison Libraries and the
State Historical Society, WER contains "stories, essays,
letters, poems, biographies, journals, and tidbits from Wisconsin
history." Fascinating contents and fun for the history buff to
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More interesting sites you might want to try.
Acrobat ebooks Central
- Featuring the Acrobat ebook Reader, formerly the "Glassbook"
reader -- desktop software ebook reader for Windows PCs -- free
reader with titles available to try it out.
- RCA now owns the former Rocketbook and Softbook
products and is marketing them in updated models with published
books in a more proprietary form. Step forward or step backward?
- Open eBook Forum
- An "association of hardware and software companies, publishers,
authors and users of electronic books and related organizations
whose goals are to establish common specifications for electronic
- The "new face of publishing" -- interesting possibility
for a way e-publishing can transform vanity press and out-of-print
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