The following sources for ebooks are available through the WSU Library:
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This brief video was originally created for teachers to assist students. However, it offers good tips on using Google books effectively. (Used with permission of Richard Byrne.)
The following sites offer books in electronic format at no charge:
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts A collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
Digital Book Index 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.
EServer EServer is a digital humanities venture where writers, editors and scholars publish over 35,000 works free of charge
Free e-books Independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance for your enjoyment and non-fiction to help you find information from self-help to business growth.
Google Books Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic. (See the "How to Use Google Books for Research" video clip on this page.)
HathiTrust Digital Library HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
The Library of the Internet: Shakespeare Edition Shakespeare’s fully-edited plays and poems, critical and reference materials, and a full exploration of the context of Shakespeare’s writing.
Making of America Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
National Academies Press The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy
Online Books Page Lists over 1 million free books on the Web
Online Medieval and Classical Library The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.
Open Library Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
Page by Page Books Hundreds of classic books you can read right now.
Project Bartleby “The preeminent publisher of reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.”
Project Gutenberg Offers over 45,000 free ebooks. Download them or read them online.
Voice of the Shuttle Provides an annotated guide to online primary and secondary resources in the humanities.