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More resources for electronic texts!

Adelaide University Library E-Books
The collection includes more than 500 classic works of Literature, Philosophy, Science, and History. Each work has been carefully formatted for maximum readability either on screen or when printed.

CARRIE  A full text electronic library. (see also)

Electronic Texts on the Internet
Bob Drudge's list of ebook sites.

"Home to one of the largest 'collections of collections' on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies." There's a little of something for everyone here -- a good place to browse.

The Internet Classics Archive
Includes the more famous, as well as some lesser known authors of Greek and Roman literature. Inluded are full texts are their works, with contextual information (such as when it was written). One can also see other readers' opinions and thoughts on the works and respond to them or post their own. A search engine is provided.

KnowledgeRush Book Directory
Large directory of popular literary works and historical documents available on the Web. Includes biographies of some authors and can be browsed by author, genre, or title.

Litrix Reading Room
Litrix Reading Room is edited by Stan Jones, a mystery novelist and book-lover in Anchorage, Alaska. (This is why the Reading Room devotes a section to the literature of the North.) All books in the Reading Room are either out of copyright or the copyright holder has allowed free electronic distribution. That's how we can provide them free of charge to readers.

Medieval, Renaissance and 16th Century literary texts. Entries for each author include: works, biography, criticism, quotations and links. Texts are from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed.

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
"Presents the history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people (LGBT). It includes hundred of original texts, discussions, and (soon) images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world. In addition to texts, the site includes other aides to help you study, or just make sense of LGBT history - note especially the guide to online bibliographies and the onsite bibliography (which is the most up-to-date and complete bibliography of LGBT history available)."

Page by Page Books

Representative Poetry On-line
"The second version of
Representative Poetry On-line includes over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century." Poems are indexed and can be browsed by poet name, date, title, or first line. They can also be searched by keyword. Also contains works on poetry criticism.

Short Stories at east of the web
A growing collection of classic and newly-written short stories made available on the Web. Stories are organized by theme: fiction, romance, crime, sci-fi & fantasy, humor, horror, hyperfiction, children's, and non-fiction. Includes works by many famous authors. 

Sonnet Central
Sonnet Central is "an archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, and relevant web links. Sonnets are grouped by period below and can also be accessed quickly via an alphabetical list of authors." The site mainly concentrates on sonnets from Great Britain but other areas are represented as well.

UNESCO/IFLA Directory of Digitized Collections
"This site aims to offer a listing of major digitized heritage collections and on-going digitization programmes worldwide. It is hoped that this will provide a single focal point of information on digitized collections. This site will act as the 'Memory of the World' virtual library offering direct access to those collections, where permission to link has been granted." Search or browse the database.

The Victorian Women Writers Project
The project was developed in order to provide digital texts of Victorian women writers. The collection is medium sized, but is still growing. The site would be useful for someone looking up information on sometimes obscure articles, poems, etceteras. Includes dates of original publication, birth and death dates of the authors, and links to electronic versions of journals from the period, societies which study this subject, other electronic text projects, and related sites.

Electronic Texts (Google)

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