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May 15 2008

Find Full Text Books Online!

by Jimmy L

Did you know you can find the full text of entire books online?  There are several places you can do this, and—like the library—it’s all free.

A list of six of these places can be found on our Electronic Books links webpage.

  • netLibrary over 27,000 electronic books that may be borrowed (checked out) for onscreen viewing.  This resource can only be accessed through the library website.  After clicking the link, you will have to click the “netLibrary” link again on the DCPL website.
  • Project Gutenberg provides access to book titles in the public domain. Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, digitized by volunteers on their website. 
  • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920.
  • Bartleby.com publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge for the home, classroom, and desktop.
  • Classic Book Shelf electronic library providing free access to great works of classic literature.
  • Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts full text electronic collection of international folktales.

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