Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Free / Community Interest
Free to read online:
1. http://www.classicbookshelf.com/ This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
2. http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/search.html The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
3. http://www.gutenberg.org This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
4. http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/ Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
5. http://classicbook.info/ Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
6. http://www.classicreader.com/ Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
7. http://www.readprint.com/ From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
8. http://www.planetebook.com/ Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
9. http://meta.montclair.edu/library/ Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
10. http://www.bibliomania.com/ This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
11. http://www.literature.org/ Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
12. http://www.bartleby.com/fiction/ Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
13. http://www.fiction.us/ Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
14. http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/ Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more. Textbooks If you don’t absolutely need to pay for your textbooks, save yourself a few hundred dollars by reviewing these sites.
15. http://textbookrevolution.org/index.php/Main_Page Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.
16. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
17. http://www.knowthis.com/topic-areas/media-and-publications/free-online-textbooks.htm Get directed to stats textbooks and more.
18. http://www.welovelmc.com/books.htm Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.
19. http://spot.colorado.edu/~dubin/bookmarks/b/1240.html Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.
20. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/resources/supplemental/index.htm Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
21. http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/ This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that was launched in January 2009.
22. http://www.businessbookmall.com/ Business Books.htm Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.
23. http://www.lightandmatter.com/ Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
24. http://emedicine.medscape.com/ This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more. Math and Science Turn to this list to find books about math, science, engineering and technology.
25. http://www.fullbooks.com/ This site has “thousands of full-text free books,” including a large amount of scientific essays and books.
26. http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jmg336/html/mathematics.html NYU links to several free resources for math students.
27. http://www.math.gatech.edu/~cain/textbooks/onlinebooks.html Here you can find online textbooks like Elementary Linear Algebra and Complex Variables.
28. http://www.techbooksforfree.com/science.shtml These books range in topics from nanotechnology to compressible flow.
29. http://www.freescience.info/index.php Find over 1800 math, engineering and science books here.
30. http://www.freetechbooks.com/ Tech Books Computer programmers and computer science enthusiasts can find helpful books here. Children’s Books Even children’s books are now available online. Find illustrated books, chapter books and more.
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