Free Resources Available for Digital Libraries

    1. Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free eBooks. It provides free online access to more than 30,000 eBooks on number of subject areas. These books are searchable through title, author and keyword
  1. Adelaide University Electronic Texts Collection
  2. This is growing collection of more than 700 free eBooks includes classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and Medicine. Web books are listed alphabetically by author, title, and chronologically by authors' date of birth
  3. Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
  4. Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. There are two types of browsing techniques available on this site, browse by author and browse by title. Types of formats available on this site include: Newton Paperback, PalmPilot DOC or eReader, PDF, Rocket eBook, or raw TEI/XML.
  5. Bartleby
  6. The Encyclopedia of World History and The Harvard Classics are among many free texts offered at this award-winning site. Many classic reference works are available there. This site Focus on reference works, including the contemporary 6th edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia. This Reference site allows you to search over the Columbia Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of World History, fact books, thesauri, quotes, and more
  7. Bibliomania
  8. Bibliomania offers material & study guides for Art & Literature students and Offers more than 2,000 free classic texts, plus research works. In HTML format, readable by your web browser
  9. The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC)
  10. The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. Features for authors and readers include advanced searching; browsing by region, sector, and author name; an author submission portal for uploading a variety of document formats; and a service that uses email to alert subscribers to new documents in their area of interest
  11. Digital Library of Information Science and Technology (dLIST)
  12. Digital Library of Information Science and Technology is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures. It is a repository of electronic resources in Library and Information Science (LIS) and Information Technology (IT). Containing published and unpublished papers, data sets instructional and help materials, pathfinder, reports & bibliographies
  13. Internet Public Library
  14. The IPL Online Texts Collection contains over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) number. The Internet Public Library (IPL) features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers etc.
  15. MIT OpenCourseWare
  16. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. No registration required. MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT. A site overview is available for MIT OpenCourseWare. You can also browse courses by department or use the advanced search to locate a specific course or topic
  17. Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
  18. The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations. This site Links to digital theses/dissertations available in Australia, Canada, many European nations, Hong Kong, Taiwan & the USA. This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmers, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs
  19. Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics Site
  20. In The PSU's Electronic Classics Series Site you can access free eBooks in Adobe Portable Document Format. This site was established in 1997 and offer many classical works of literature in English, plus original works published by Pennsylvania State University.
  21. FreeBookSpot
  22. FreeBookSpot is an online source of free eBooks. There are more than4485 FREE E-BOOKS in 96 categories. We can search and download free books in categories like sciences, engineering, programming, fiction and many other disciplines. No registration is required to download these eBooks.
  23. Free-eBooks
  24. is an online source for downloading free eBooks from many authors and topics .Besides free eBooks; you also download free magazines or submit your own eBook. For this you need to become a Free-EBooks.Net member to access their library while registration is free.
  25. ManyBooks
  26. ManyBooks provides free eBooks for your PDA, iPod or eBook Reader. You can randomly browse for eBook through the most popular titles, recommendations or recent reviews for visitors. There are 21,282 eBooks available here and they're all free.
  27. FreeComputerBooks
  28. FreeComputerBooks consists of a huge collection of free online Computer, Programming, Mathematics, Technical Books, Lecture Notes and Tutorials. It is well categorized by topics, with 12 top level categories, and over 150 sub-categories. There are three kinds of searching facility on this site: by Category, Pattern Search, and Keyword Search.
  29. FreeTechBooks
  30. FreeTechBooks lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet. Boolean searching facility is also available in this website.
  31. Gigapedia
  32. This database has more than 500,000 eBooks, categorized into more than 58 disciplines. There are four kinds of browsing by "all items", by "my item" by "categories" and by user tags. Just register for an account and download the book you want.
  33. Australasian Digital Theses
  34. The ADT program provides full text access to digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian as well as New Zealand universities.

    Australasian Digital Theses
  35. Australasian Digital Theses
  36. The ADT program provides full text access to digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at Australian as well as New Zealand universities.