Digital Books on the Web

The following are resources for finding digital books, newspapers, audiobooks, and study guides on the web.

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Electronic Textbooks for Purchase and/or Rent
All other Electronic Book Topics to Purchase
Audiobooks

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Fiction
Newspapers
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Reference
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Study Guides
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For Purchase

 Electronic Textbooks for Purchase and/or Rent

Amazon Kindle  
eTextbooks: Read digital textbooks anywhere on your tablet or laptop with our free Kindle reading apps. (For the SP14 semester, 32% of Landmark College’s required course texts were available in the Kindle format.)

CourseSmart 
Many textbook publishers
Save up to 60% with eTextbooks.  CourseSmart is the world's largest provider of digital course materials. Our catalog includes over 90% of the core textbooks in use today in North American Higher Education.  The books are rented by the semester, are available in accessible text (can be read by a text reader like Kurzweil 3000), and can be printed.  They have free apps for mobile devices. (For the SP14 semester, 28% of Landmark College’s required course texts were available through CourseSmart: all are accessible for a text reader.)

Cengage Brain  
Only books published by Cengage

Google Play   
Play store now features digital textbooks from well-known publishers like Pearson, Wiley, Macmillian Higher Education, Random House, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning. Just like with any other book you buy on Google Play, your purchase will be stored in the cloud and you can read your books on an Android tablet, phone, iOS device and on the web. Google says its textbooks will rent for six months for about 80 percent off the regular purchase price. While many books on the platform are also available for purchase, quite a few are only available for rent. Checkout, of course, is handled by Google Wallet. (For the SP14 semester, 44% of Landmark College’s required course texts were available through Google Play.)

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eBooks.com
User pays for each copy of a book that is downloaded.  Includes thousands of fiction and non-fiction


Audiobooks

Audible.com
Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. After the trial, your paid membership will begin at $14.95 per month. With your membership, you will receive one credit every month, good for any audiobook on Audible.

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The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
A collection of about 14,000 “classic” public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

Bibliomania
Thousands of ebooks, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free.

Digital Book Index  
New: We now provide support for: iPad, Kindle, & Nook
New: We have added the entire online catalog of Wiley Interscience

Welcome! Over the last decade, a quiet revolution has been going on in the development of a large library of "digital" or "electronic" books. While there are still large gaps, a very substantial body of "Western" thought is available in the form of downloadable or on-line books. Most major writers, from Plato to Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Proust, or John Le Carre, are accessible on the Internet. Subjects range from the highly scholarly to the contemporary and popular -- especially as more commercial publishers discover the virtues of "on-line" distribution. This index is intended as a "Meta-index" for most major eBook sites, along with thousands of smaller specialized sites. In some subject categories, the resources you find here are more comprehensive than those of all but the largest of research libraries, due to the budget & space constraints of smaller institutions.

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.


DMOZ - the Open Directory Project
The Open Directory Project (ODP) is the most comprehensive human edited directory of the Web, compiled by a vast global community of volunteer editors.

The ODP powers core directory services for some the most popular portals and search engines on the Web, including AOL Search, Netscape Search, Google, Lycos, and HotBot, and hundreds of others.

The ODP is 100% free. There is no cost to submit a site or to use our data. Anyone can download and use ODP data at no cost provided they comply with the ODP's free license agreement and attribution. Also, there is no cost associated with listing and submitting sites.

ebrary
Landmark College has an academic subscription with ebrary for digital access to nearly 114,000 books available for all Landmark College community members

Google Books
page images of 2,000,000+ fully readable public domain books, plus many more copyrighted books available via excerpts and snippets
         Advanced Book Search May be easier to find specific free titles via this page
 

Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. 

Internet Achive eBooks and Texts
2,000,000+ items, page images and some transcriptions

Open Library
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.  At its heart, Open Library is a catalog. We have well over 20 million edition records online, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when we can.

Project Gutenberg
Over 20,000 free ebooks online.  Includes audio books as well.

www.dmoz.org     The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web.  It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.  Including books in other languages.

 

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Audiobooks Free

LibriVox
The goal of LibriVox is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

Audio Books for Free
Free registration

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Fiction

Bartleby’s Fiction
(also see Books to Purchase)

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Newspapers

Online NewsPapers.com
Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips

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Nonfiction

Bartleby's Nonfiction

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Reference

Gutenberg's Reference Shelf
The Reference bookshelf contains selected subject specific atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, guides, and thesauri.

Bartleby's References

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Science Fiction/Fantasy

Baen Free Library
Has about 100 free current science fiction and/or fantasy books.

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Study Guides

Bibliomania

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World Language Books

Classical Chinese Literature

University of Pennsylvania’s Foreign Language Online Books
Extensive list of repositories listed by language in alphabetical order

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