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The library’s EBSCO eBook Collection, formerly netLibrary, provides access to Ellender Memorial’s collection of over 65,000 titles. eBooks are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. NSU students and faculty will need a MyEBSCO account on their first visit, in order to access special features, including support for selected eBook Readers. Your old netLibrary account is no longer valid. This means that LALINC borrowers, Friends of the Library, and courtesy card holders will need to use EBSCO eBooks on campus, but can
still download the books to a supported eReader.

Free Internet Sites for Journals

Digital Library and Archives University Libraries, Virginia Tech, began in 2000 as a merger of two smaller library units: Scholarly Communications Project (SCP) and Special Collections. It creates online resources such as electronic journals.

Internet Library of Early Journals is a digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals.

Making of America Journals is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Its sister site can be found at Cornell University.

The Online Books Page: Serials lists freely accessible archives of serials (such as magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals), and allows researchers to suggest additional books for listing.

Free Internet Sites for Books

American Literature Digital Library provides links to some of the best online collections.

Bartleby is the preeminent online publisher of reference, literature (fictional and nonfictional) and poetry. Why one would prefer to start anywhere else when looking for etexts would be a mystery.

Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world’s greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare’s plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.

Blackmask Online contains a few thousand books in various categories, as well as links to other online text sites.

Catalogue des Textes (French Only) contient actuellement 288 textes électroniques de 101 auteurs.

Classic Bookshelf offers free electronic classic books in a new Java format which makes them far easier to read on a computer screen than any other electronic book existing today.

Diesel eBooks Free Collection presents the best works of 413 authors with 750+ titles, mainly classics.

The Electronic Text Center Collection is housed at the University of Virginia and includes approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in thirteen languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.).

Gaslight is a volunteer project under the auspices of the English Department at Mount Royal College, which has created this extext page as part of its Internet discussion list which reviews one story a week from the genres of mystery, adventure and The Weird, written between 1800 and 1919. The texts are free to the public.

Hypertexts is housed at the University of Virginia and includes a searchable directory of online texts in EVERY field of American studies, as well links to museum exhibits.

The Internet Library for Librarians is a portal designed for librarians to locate internet resources related to their profession. This has been a popular information resource site for librarians since 1994.

The Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books with 19th century imprints.

The Online Books Page housed at Penn State, lets readers look up online books by their Library of Congress call number category. This is the closest thing to a library on the web.

Penn State’s Electronic Classics Site allows readers to access free files in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. These files include original work published in hard copy by the Pennsylvania State University and classical works of literature in English by various authors.

The Perseus Digital Library is an evolving digital library, whose primary goal is to bring a wide range of Classical materials (in translation) to as large an audience as possible. Online texts are annotated via hyperlinking, and are searchable.

Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet. The collection of over 18,000 free books in the Online Book Catalog is produced by hundreds of volunteers.

Read Print Online Books is a free online library. The website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.

The Shakespeare Library offers the COMPLETE works of the Bard.

Women Working, 1870 – 1930 (Harvard University) provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard’s library and museum collections. This collection explores women’s roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented.

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