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The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
The Australasian Legal Information Institute (Austlii) provide text based information on cases, legislation and other legal material.
Australian Journals Online
The National Library of Australia's database of Australian electronic journals.
Banned Books
Information about books suppressed or censored by legal authorities (maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Library).
An Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with free access to digital information, including fiction, non-fiction, speeches, poetry, essays, quotations.
eText Archives
Home to electronic texts of all kinds, from the sacred to the profane, from the political to the personal. Electronic versions of texts are published without judging their content and include topics as diverse as: mainstream and off-beat religious texts, professional periodicals, political essays, fiction by amateur authors and an eclectic mix of poetry. Note for people with vision impairment: the numeric repitions at start of page are an askii type image of the site name.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Classic Christian books in electronic format - includes many early Christian texts and biblical works.
Clandestine e-Texts
French clandestine manuscripts are one of the most interesting phenomena of early Enlightenment. This site offers a limited but representative selection of clandestine texts in English, French and Italian.
The eServer, founded in 1990, is based at Iowa State University and offers a large public collection or eTexts, including drama (modern & classical plays), fiction, film, original poetry that reflects imagination and intelligence, as well as categories on philosophy, culture, technology, history, government, sexuality, feminism and more.
GiGi Children's Audio Books
Chidren's stories (including new stories or recreated children's classic stories) in audio. The stories present a mix of exciting characters, stimulating sound effects and music, that is woven into a thrilling audio adventure that catches the listener's ear.
Indiana University Online Books
Information about availability of public domain sources of Etext on the Internet (ie text that is unencumbered and free from copyrights).
Internet archive with a growing collection of e-text in philosophy, politics and Marxist writings.
National Federation of the Blind - Newsline Service
The National Federation of the Blind (USA) offers a free electronic news service that delivers daily newspapers in audio format over the telephone. This service is not just for people with vision impairments, but for anyone with a physical disability that prevents them from reading a conventional newspaper.
Online Originals
A publishing company that operates exclusively on the Internet, publishing and selling books in a variety of electronic formats (including a number of titles that have audio associated with them).
Poetry Archive
Thousands of copyright free poems, including classical poetry.
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts). This collection has approximately 3,000 full-text works of classic literature, including references books and famous quotations. Most texts are taken from books published pre-1923, including classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries, from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alice's adventures in Wonderland as told by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A digital collection of published works by African American women writers of the 19th Century (includes full text of fiction, non-fiction, biographies and poetry).
University of Pennsylvania Digital Library
Provides searchable access to several full-text archives, online books, news information and features. Includes links to many specialty and foreign-language repositories.
UW Madision Electronic Library
A wide range of eTexts for a range of subjects, such as arts, sciences, law, education and more.
Virtual Computer Library
An initative of the University of texas at Austin, this eLibrary includes listings of online books, annotations and guides as well as other electronic resources.
Western European Studdies Section Online Texts
Electronic text collections in Western European literature compiled by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Your Dictionary
A huge array of dictionaries including specialty ones such as law, medicine, trades languages and translators.

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