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Literature - Electronic texts

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Electronic Texts and Audiobooks- Literature 

 

18 Great Short Stories You Can Read Free Online

https://bookriot.com/2019/03/19/free-short-stories-online

Superb contemporary literature by authors like Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, Celeste Ng, Zadie Smith, and Kai Ashante Wilson.

 

Bartleby.com--Great Books Online

https://www.bartleby.com/index.html  

Locate free poetry, reference books, and fiction and nonfiction books.

 

Bibliomania

http://www.bibliomania.com 

"Hundreds of searchable full text works of classic fiction, popular fiction, short stories, drama, poetry, dictionaries, research and religious texts...." Also includes nonfiction. The Bible, Shakespeare, and other classics of English and American literature await readers. 

 

Bookboon.com

http://bookboon.com

"Bookboon.com offers a huge range of over 1,000 free quality eBooks for university students, books for business professionals and travel guides. Our books can be downloaded directly in PDF format, and are currently available in five languages for everyone around the world."

 

Bookshare

https://www.bookshare.org/cms/

Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

 

Books Should Be Free

http://www.booksshouldbefree.com

"Thousands of public domain e-books and audiobooks and lets you download them for free. You'll find several formats such as MP3s, iTunes Podcasts, ePUB and Kindle."

 

Digital Book Index

http://www.digitalbookindex.org/about.htm

Links to over 165,000 digital books with over 140,000 of them available for free.

 

E-book Directory

https://www.ebookdirectory.com/

"E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet."

 

Free Books

http://justenglish.me/2012/09/01/free-books-100-legal-sites-to-download-literature/# 

A collection of literature, textbooks, children's literature, and more--all legal to download. 

 

Free E-Books.net

http://www.free-ebooks.net/

Fiction and non-fiction titles from independent writers. Free registration required to use the site. 

 

Google Books

http://books.google.com/

Resource for millions of books, magazines, and journal articles that you can preview or read for free. 

 

Heath Anthology of Online American Literature Resources

http://college.cengage.com/english/heath/lit_links.html

Online texts from colonial through modern times, with attention to multiculturalism. 

 

Hathi Trust Digital Library

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?a=srchls;c=149827760;q1=*

Free from copyright 1923 copyright or lesser years.

 

Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/opensource

More than 6,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks.

National Emergency Library: During the coronavirus crisis, some restrictions are lifted: For details, see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QjErbouWG7pUlzcxPcRk4YEtbYs8ItlVTgLa1DfGh68/edit#

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QjErbouWG7pUlzcxPcRk4YEtbYs8ItlVTgLa1DfGh68/edit#:

"Signing up for an Internet Archive account is free and open to the world.  Please visit https://archive.org/account/signup  If you have any problems, please write to info@archive.org."

 

LibriVox

https://librivox.org/

Free public domain audiobooks.

 

ManyBooks.net

http://manybooks.net/

More than 33,000 free eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders

 

Online Books Page

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books 

Locate over two million free online books.

 

Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com/

Free "cultural and educational" media includes ebooks, audiobooks, textbooks, online courses, and movies.

 

Open E-Books

https://pro.dp.la/ebooks/open-ebooks-2?mc_cid=f9bb76b095&mc_eid=ebe3af37d0

An app with access to award winning books for free.

 

Open Library

https://tinyurl.com/rv7cntt

Scanned editions of books contributed by Internet Archive users.  Contained are many kinds of books (classics, fantasy, and more--including books for people with print disabilities). 

 

Planet eBook

http://www.planetebook.com/

Download over 80 classic titles (The Great Gatsby, 1984, Moby Dick, The Iliad,etc.) for free.

 

Project Gutenberg

https://www.gutenberg.org/

Over 60,000 free eBooks with a focus on older works—find the great works of literature to download or read online here.

 

Read.gov

http://read.gov/

Online texts, author webcasts, suggested reading lists, and more. From the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

 

another list:  Nothing in the Rulebook

https://tinyurl.com/w96v7nz

A list of 45 sites, some of which duplicate those above, some of which focus on types of literature (such as romance) or on authors. 

 

Go back to the Literature Web guide main page.

 

Go back to list of all Newark Public Library Web guides.

 

 


 

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