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|In this section you will find links to sites offering either royalty-free texts (mostly classics)
or texts that are freely accessible for any other reason (although the copyright remains by the authors and must
be acknowledged in each distribution).
(You can use them as source for new vocabulary or full sentences to be learnt with VTrain. Clip words from them and import the words into flashcard Decks by means of our freeware WordGet.)
For ebooks in a specific language, visit the appropriate language-specific page.
For more information about electronic texts visit Online Books FAQ by Thomas Dell (Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
|Project Gutenberg (CERN mirror no longer exists) - Several European languages, mainly English.
Endorsed by volunteers all around the world. Donations accepted.
University of Columbia
The European Library 150 million entries. A free service that offers access to the resources of the 47 national libraries of Europe in 20 languages. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.).
Rice University : choose "Literature, Electronic Books and Journals" or search by subject.
Electronic Text Center (Univ. of VA) - 45000 texts in twelve languages.
IPL Internet Public Library (Michigan)
Books On-line - an enervatingly busy server.
Bibliomania (Data Text Processing Ltd. )
Bartleby (Columbia U.)
PEAL -- U. of Penn., Dept. of English
The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia
Philosophy (at U. of Idaho)
The LOGOS Collection of Electronic Books (Wordtheque) From an Italian translation company
Savetz's Unofficial Public Domain Index
Logos Wordtheque - Large list of languages, includes links to Project Gutenberg.
Logos' Wordtheque is a gigantic searchable database of literature. Some of the books are available in sound format.
Bilingual texts (!)
Children's Literature Web Guide
An "ebook reader" has certain advantages over a regular plain text editor or viewer. The ideal ebook reader allows customizing font typeface and size, and supports voice commands.
Ebook readers for platforms other than Windows:
|A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources
in History and the Humanities by Melvin E. Page. Useful if you need to reference texts
from the Internet in footnotes or bibliography.
The Public Domain Information Project, a non-profit corporation which facilitates the ordinary person's access to the public domain.
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