[AI] Today's Website: Lets talk about free books

vishnu ramchandani vishnuhappy at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 12 08:23:06 EDT 2008


If you love reading but don’t have access to books, don’t give up. Thanks to the Internet, you can turn to an online library 

ALTERNATIVE: Online bookshops may not offer the sights and smells of a regular bookshop, but they have their uses

Reading books online is perfect for those who like to grab a few lines between work, or if you’re travelling and don’t have a book in hand, these online free libraries let you read fiction and even non-fiction on the website.

Questia

Questia.com provides access to a really expansive online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. Those who’re interested in research material, Questia is a great resource, selected by professional collection development librarians.

Undergraduate, high school, graduate students and Internet users of all ages will find Questia to be a valuable online resource.

Online books

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
is a website that provides access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. The site mostly includes, an index of thousands of online books freely readable on the Internet, pointers to significant directories and archives of online texts, special exhibits of particularly interesting classes of online books, information on how readers can help support the growth of online books. The Online Books Page was founded, and is edited, by John Mark Ockerbloom. He is a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

Literature

www.literature.org
aims to encourage reading amongst people with the help of online books. One can find full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature from authors like Lewis Carroll, the Bronte sisters (Anne, Charlotte and Emily), Jack London, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and many others, and classic scientific works from Charles Darwin and Rene Descartes.

Bibliomania

This free online literature  library has over 2,000 classics, reference books, dictionaries, quotations, classic non-fiction, biographies and religious texts and study material.

Books at Google

If you’re looking for a book and aren’t to sure if you want to buy it, just go to books.google.com and google the book. You can see basic information on the book and read a few excerpts from it too.

Romance the heart

For those who like a good romance, just go to the free reading site
http://romanceatheart.com/hln/hlns.html
Here you can read some fiery romantic novels, very Mills & Boons style.

Books on line

The site, Books On Line isn’t really a pretty sight, but it does have a decent collection of books. You can also read up on a few Hollywood films in story format for free. Just follow the link, http://67.118.51.201/bol /default.cfm

Bartleby

Bartleby.com ranks among the oldest of Internet brands. Begun in 1993 as a personal research project into the benefits of electronic publishing, bartleby.com has come to be esteemed among academics and enjoyed by millions of students and the intellectually curious alike. With over 370,000 full-text searchable web pages categorised by subject, and indexed by author, title and other unique criteria.

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