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Electronic books and texts

An increasing number of ebooks and texts, usually classic works of history and literature, are freely available on the web. A selection of these freely available ebooks is listed below.

Major text sites
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts Catalogue of public domain electronic texts from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy
Bibliomania Novels, poetry, biographies
Digital Library of Arts and letters E-books of Essays, Poetry, Prose, Novels, Dramas, Translations, Art.
Free books Best free digital libraries
Google book search Search book contents and in some cases download full text (beta version). Successor to Google print.
Internet Archive Digitized books available from international libraries open-access archives
The Online Books Page From University of Pennsylvania
Online Literature Library Classic works of literature
Oxford Texts Archive High-quality electronic texts for research and teaching
Page By Page Books Hundreds of classic books
Project Bartleby University of Columbia Includes Keats, Wilde, Wordsworth, Shelley
Project Gutenberg Internet's oldest producer of free electronic books
Questia Thousands of textbooks, requires a subscription Free online library
University of California Press E-Editions Free online access to nearly 60 UCP titles
University of Michigan HTI Humanities Text Initiative
University of Virginia Electronic Text Center Over 70,000 online humanities texts in different thirteen languages

Classics Includes poetry and drama
The Internet Classics Archive 400 Greek and Roman texts with English translations
Labyrinth Latin Bookcase Classic texts and translations

Foreign language
Association des Bibliophiles Universels French texts
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature Non-english language European literary texts
Project Runeberg Linköping University Nordic literature

ACLS Humanities E-Book From the American Council of Learned Societies
Avalon Project at Yale Law School Texts in law, history and diplomacy
Glasgow Digital Library e-books relating to Glasgow and Scotland
Publications of the German Historical Institute Washington Series Some books in this series are available online free of charge in PDF format for non-commercial use.

Literature and drama
British Library: Shakespeare in quarto
Complete works of William Shakespeare
Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia
Gaskell Web: E-texts
Victorian Women Writers Project

Electives pack: the medical student's guide to essential international health and development (PDF)

American Verse Project
Electronic Poetry Center
Scottish Poetry Library

Religion and philosophy
Bible Gateway