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On-line resources of Digital Texts

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Alex Catalog of Electronic Texts
Site contains a catalog with roughly 2,000 links of e-texts, located on various servers. And has the additional search ability to search for content phrases and convert documents into PDF format. The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of digital texts from American literature, English literature, and Western philosophy.
American Library Association
Over 700 sites good for children covering Literature and Language as compiled by the Children and Technology Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.


Bibliomania contains free Online Literature from more than 2000 Classic Texts including fiction, drama, poetry, short stories, along with interviews and other contemporary articles, literature book notes, author biographies, book summaries and reference nooks.  For teachers and students there are also study guides to the most read book, along with additional teacher information in the Help for Teachers section
Concordances of Great Books
Concordances of Great Books offers searchable word indexes for about 600 literary works.

Digital Text Project

Links to great books by Aristotle, Dante, Dewey, Plato, etc. E-text source for academic texts and links to other digital text projects.

Electronic Text Center
This extensive project from the University of Virginia includes many texts in the public domain. The Center's holdings include over 45,000 humanities texts in twelve languages, with more than 50,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.)"

Internet Public Library

Links to children's and young adult works, including picture books, short stories, myths and fables. Also has links to online newspapers and magazines.

The Internet Classics Archive

The Internet Classics Archive has a listing of over 400 works of classical literature by 59 different authors.

National Academy Press
NAP's website allows you to search the fulltext of their digitized books. NAP publishes books in the sciences, engineering, and health.

The On-Line Books Page

The On-Line Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such on-line books, for the benefit and edification of all. Their index includes more than 13,000 English works in various formats

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is a large collection of public domain texts. As the website explains: "We cannot publish any texts still in copyright. This generally means that our texts are taken from books published pre-1923... So you won't find the latest bestsellers or modern computer books here. You will find the classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alice's adventures in Wonderland as told by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others... Project Gutenberg publishes an average of one e-text every day!"

Listings of sites to take you to other eText and eBook sites

bulletEtexts and Ebooks  http://gort.ucsd.edu/jj/1/book.html (last update 1996)
bulletElectronic Text Archives  http://dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Electronic_Text_Archives/ ( over 3,600 entries)
bulletSearcheBooks http://www.searchebooks.com/ (SearcheBooks searches multiple full text book sites)
bullet Electronic Books http://www.lib.utexas.edu/books/etext.html (from the University of Texas Library Online)
bullet Libridigitali eBooks & eTexts Links http://utenti.tripod.it/libridigitali/