Adelaide University Electronic Texts Collection
growing collection of e-texts - currently more than 1500 - includes
classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and Medicine.
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
A collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy
e-Print "preprints" in Physics, Mathematics, Nonlinear Sciences, and
Computer sciences, quantitative biology and statistics.
Thousands of mainly French and Swiss-authored e-texts, across a broad range of especially Literature, Science & the Arts.
Australian e-Humanities Gateway
A portal for digital resources in humanities disciplines in Australia.
Australian Institute of Marine Science Reference library
This collection may be read in either HTML and/or PDF.
Baen Free Library
Commercial bookstore offers free e-books in HTML Ms Reader, Palm, Rocket & RTF formats. Registration requested.
The Encyclopedia of World History and The Harvard Classics are among many free texts offered at this award-winning site.
Bibliomania Offers more than 2,000 free classic texts, plus research works. In HTML format, readable by your web browser.
Bibliothecae Latina, Graeca, Germanica, Anglica, Gallica, Italica,
Hispanica, Polonica et Russica. "Collectio textuum electronicorum.
With a goodly range of free e-books, this site also endears by offering six e-book formats and a special Australian section.
1,500 classic titles available, for Palm or other handheld devices.
CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts)
literary, historical & cultural texts, in Irish, Latin,
Anglo-Norman French, and English. Presented in HTML, with a searchable
Sciences Eprint* Archive - papers in psychology, neuroscience,
linguistics, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology and computer
science. Some areas of the archive require registration.
Curtin University of Technology
Institutional Repository of CUT provides access to research produced
by its staff and students. Around 260 items were available as at May
2005 covering material from 1980 onwards.
Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
13,000 searchable educational resources organized into themes or
collections, broadly on physical sciences, technology, policy and
Digital Library of Information Science and Technology (dLIST)
repository of e-resources in Library and Information Science (LIS) and
Information Technology (IT). It contains published and unpublished
papers, data sets, reports & bibliographies.
Dr Jack Cross's Electronic Archive
collection of Dr Jack Cross's writings, plus major historical works.
It includes many of the seminal historical source documents of the
modern Western world, including key works by Homer, Dante, Milton,
Goethe, Darwin and many more.
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature
site for literary texts in Western European languages other than
English. Languages include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French,
Galician, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish
Electronic Texts On The Internet
A useful links page with over eighty entries.
is a huge, non-profit home to amateur Fantasy/Sci-Fi literature and
art, plus some How -To Guides. The site holds over twenty thousand
works of art & literature by over fifteen hundred Science
Fiction/Fantasy artists and writers.
ePrints Queensland University of Technology
institutional archive of research papers produced at Queensland
University of Technology by QUT staff and postgraduate students. Items
now deposited span from 1984 to date, and this fast-growing new
collection already offers no less than 967 of them (in May 2005).
eprints University of Melbourne
embryonic University of Melbourne eprint collection. The oldest item
dates back to 1945. In order to access some areas of the archive,
you'll need a user registration (no charge).
Primary historical documents from Western Europe. Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations.
Free Online Novels and Cyberbooks
fifty new novels ranging over many genres, including SF/Fantasy,
mystery, romance, humour and lots more. A gift from new authors seeking
your attention. Either as HTML or as downloadable files.
Great Books Index
than 440 mainly Greco-Roman texts, with some Chinese and Persian in
English translations by 59 different authors. For online reading, some
downloads are available.
Internet Public Library
Over 20,000 free books available online.
Literature @ SunSITE
of digital literary texts from famous, mostly U.S. authors. May be
read online, printed, or downloaded for further study.
Litrix Reading Room
works of literature in English, including classics, mystery, horror,
sci-fi, westerns, Sherlock Holmes, Americana. For reading online, or
save each chapter to read offline in your web browser.
Lysator Free e-books
is a lively academic computer society & major e-publishing
stalwart located at Linköping University in Sweden. They also offer few
PDA e-books. Many thousands of public domain e-books from Project
Gutenberg and elsewhere. They're available here either to read online
in plain text or formatted to download for the Adobe Reader, Palm
eReader, Palm Doc, iSilo, Rocketbook and other r-reader softwares.
free downloadable material for 500 courses has been accessible since
the end of September 2003. Presented in HTML, however courses may
include other readers. (software for all of these may be downloaded
from the site's Technical Requirements page).
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Links to digital theses/dissertations available in Australia, Canada, many European nations, Hong Kong, Taiwan & the USA.
Online Books Page
This University of Pennsylvania site offers access to more than 35,000 books online.
Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics Site
Labyrinth" PSU's e-books are presented as pdf files. Established in
1997, the site offers many classical works of literature in English,
plus original works published by Penn. State Uni.
great classical digital library site, with Greek & Latin texts,
commentaries, an atlas, coin images, art, archaeology and more.
Planet PDF Free eBooks area
Recent asset for popular classic novels in the PDF format.
is the original free digital library of books no longer in copyright.
The full Gutenberg collection now exceeds 5,000 books. The whole
collection represents a monumental effort in unpaid, unselfish, labour
University of Washington, Seattle, provides this library of Latin
texts, readable in your web browser. In HTML & TeX (a subset of
ASCII). Thirteen classical Latin authors represented.
Runeberg publishes free electronic editions of old Nordic literature
on the Internet. Since 1992. More than 900 titles, mostly in Swedish.
great selection of free classic novels, stories, plays and non-fiction
available online from over 200 authors. Browse the author list for
Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service at the University of
Sydney Library. Currently around two hundred theses are available. NB:
While you may access many texts from the Web, a large number are
commercially licensed and available only to users at the University
Soil And Health Library
Free public library offering books on holistic agriculture, holistic health, self-sufficient living, and personal development.
The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC)
archive of international literature on "the commons". A full-text
Digital Library, a Working Paper Archive of author-submitted papers,
and links to relevant references are included and can be access via
The E Server
of a mind flip might be an exaggeration, but there is certainly
nothing stodgy about this large & contemporary collection of online
intellectual texts & resources. Based at the University of
is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the
creator of html and the Web itself. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is
run by a loose confederation of volunteers.
Works of William Shakespeare but minus his poetry at present. The
plays can be read either as a continuous text or by individual scenes.
For reading online, in HTML.
IQ Over ten thousand online e-books, in plain text. Available in order of popularity or search for title.
World eBook Library
provides free, unlimited public access to a comprehensive collection
of public domain texts & references, and links to thousand of
on-line libraries around the world. For a small annual fee, also offers
access to over than 500,000+ PDF e-books and e-documents, plus 23,000
mp3 audio books.