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Open Library
Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization. It is an online project intended to create "one web page for every book ever published". Open Library provides online access to many public domain and out-of-print books. Their ultimate goal is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world. And their hope is that libraries and individual book readers will join this project and together we can build towards universal access to all knowledge.

With PQDT Open, you can read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. Now Project Gutenberg offers over 59,000 free eBooks. You will find the world's great literature here.

Questia is the premier online research and paper writing resource. Since its founding, Questia has helped students find and cite high-quality scholarly research. With emphasis on subjects related to the humanities and social sciences, Questia provides the resources needed to complete for coursework. In 2010, Questia was acquired by Cengage Learning, the leading provider of research solutions for academic audiences worldwide. Since then, Questia's library has continued to grow.

The Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all. Now their local index includes more than 2 million works in various formats. All of the books they list is free for personal and noncommercial use.

Read Print
Read Print is a free online library which provides thousands of free online books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. The site has over 8,000 online books by 3,500 famous authors and members can create their own personal bookshelves with ratings and reviews and join reading groups that suit their interests. What’s more, Read Print is one of TIME magazine's 50 best websites of 2010.

The Literature Network
The Literature Network offers searchable online literature for the student or enthusiast. To find the work you're looking for start by looking through the author index. They currently have over 3500 full books and over 4400 short stories and poems by over 260 authors. Their quotations database has over 8500 quotes, and their quiz system features over 340 quizzes. If you have a question about literature, you can ask it in their Literature Forums where thousands of members can answer your question.

Classic Reader
Classic Reader offers thousands of free classic books, poems, plays and short stories from a wide range of authors spanning several centuries. You'll find authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others. The Short Story section is the largest and fastest-growing section on You can read the books for free online and even add your own annotations.

Classic Bookshelf
The Classic Bookshelf is packed full with hundreds of readable classics. Enjoy all the books in plain web page format or use their clever reading applet making electronic reading almost effortless. You won't find The Lord Of The Rings or any Harry Potter books here. But you will find hundreds of timeless wonders from earlier years.

Chest of Books presents free online books on various topics, like Art and Photography Books, Business books, Health and Healing Books, Craft and Hobby Books, etc. They have put a lot of effort into scanning, converting to text and proofreading the books just for your reading enjoyment.

Public Bookshelf
PublicBookshelf is a platform bringing together quality authors and open-minded readers in a controlled environment where an exchange of ideas, creativity, and knowledge can happen. Their library will likely have something to suit you no matter your interests.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is the most extensive free online non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. They provide people with universal access to all knowledge. The Internet Archive offers a wealth of free information, serves millions of people each day and is one of the top 300 websites in the world. is a great place to find free online novels. Just as the website names tells, this site contains lots of fiction books including many award-winning books. Their books are split into chapters, so it's easy to remember where you left off. The site also offers poetry, plays and picture books. showcases some of the greatest authors from around the world. Many high-profile authors use column to discuss their latest work, provide samples of their work such as poetry, excerpts from books and plays, and share their thoughts. Additionally, provides a user-friendly interface to read books online. At the same time, it gives aspiring writers the opportunity to share their work with a wider audience.

Authorama features completely free books from a variety of different authors. And all the classic literature collected on this site, as well as illustrations within the book pages, are in the public domain.

Page By Page Books
Page by Page Books is committed to bringing you a wide selection of the best public domain books available, all in an easy to read format. They have hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free! It is an ideal way to expand your horizons, catch up on your reading list, or read books that it seems like everyone else has already read. All these classic books you can read now in their e-Library!

Perseus Digital Library
The Perseus Hopper is an open-source project providing a suite of services for interacting with textual collections which covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Their mission is to help make the full record for humanity as intellectually accessible as possible to every human being, providing information adapted to as many linguistic and cultural backgrounds as possible.

International Children's Digital Library
International Children's Digital Library is a non-profit corporation, which was initially created by an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Maryland in cooperation with the Internet Archive. The mission of the International Children's Digital Library is to prepare children for life in an ethnically and culturally diverse world by building the world's largest online multicultural repository of children's literature and offering free access to works from more than 42 countries.

Bibliomania is the best loved literature portal on the internet. It has won numerous awards, including being voted one of the top 300 websites in the World by Forbes magazine. It 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 Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain.

Bartleby is an academic library developed by Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. Great reference works, as well as historical and scientific texts are available for free online from Bartleby. Current offerings on the Bartleby platform include Bartleby Textbook Solutions and Bartleby Writing. Its mission is to serve all who work to elevate their lives through education.

LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and other digital library hosting sites on the internet. The LibriVox objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. And LibriVox is closely affiliated with Project
berg from where the project gets some of its texts, and the Internet Archive that hosts their offerings.

Asian Development Bank– provides a full Catalogue of Evaluation Reports comprising of the following: Technical Assistance Performance Evaluation Reports, Project/Program Performance Evaluation Reports, Special Evaluation Studies, Assessments of Development Impact, Impact Evaluation Studies, Sector Assistance Program Evaluations, Country Assistance Program Evaluations, and Annual Evaluation Reports.

BioMed Central – Committed to providing access to journals covering all areas of biology and medicine.

CERN Document Server – CERN offers fulltext preprints, articles, books, journals, and other documents of interest to persons working in particle physics and its related areas.

Chan Robles Virtual Law Library – This website is known to be the “Home of the Philippine On-line Legal Resources.” It “features on the world wide web its Comprehensive Electronic Library on Philippine Legal Resources.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages.

EUR-Lex – a service providing legal texts of the European Union on its official website Replacing the earlier service CELEX, EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. The system makes it possible to consult the Official Journal of the European Union and it includes inter alia the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals. It offers extensive search facilities.

EUROPA – the official website of the European Union. The EU is one of the largest publishers of online information in the world. Access the register of documents of the EU institutions for all official EU documents.

Journal in Chemistry – Covers access to journals in chemistry, biochemistry and its related subjects.

Medical Journals – Promotes access to medical journals over the internet.

Guide to Open Access Journals – looks at some of the most reputable open-access journal websites, as well as paid subscription databases that are still widely used by traditional college students.

Highwire Press – Major source of free access to high impact, peer reviewed life sciences journals on the internet sponsored by Stanford University Libraries.

NORMLEX (Database of International Labour Standards) – is a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws. It has been designed to provide comprehensive and user friendly information on these topics and includes the NATLEX database as well as the information which was previously contained in the former APPLIS, ILOLEX and Libsynd databases.

Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest – Published by the Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory, the journal focuses on “missile, radar, sonar, sensor, chemical biological, and information technologies; space science and engineering, microelectronics; communications; navigations; modeling and simulation; advanced research and technology development.

Labordoc – contains references to a wide range of print and electronic publications, including journal articles, from countries around the world, on all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development and human rights.

LawPhil – The legal website of Arellano Law Foundation’s digital resources of Philippine laws, statutes, jurisprudence, presidential decrees, executive orders, administrative orders, lawyers tools and other legal materials.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) – a leading nonprofit economic research organization. The Bureau concentrate on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the economic effects of public policies, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.

National Commission of Culture and The Arts (NCCA) – NCCA’s homepage is the country’s best site for information on Philippine culture and the arts. Search links for biography of national artists, publications about Philippine culture, art photos and contest announcements, both local and international, including employment opportunities are available. The Commission’s colorful web page is very inviting to explore about with its schedule of activities – from the most celebrated cultural, historical events to the most recently talked about performances, free or fee-based, and awarding ceremonies. The site also highlights varied online resources for the seven (7) arts leading to not only a discovery but of the enrichment of the Filipino soul.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – The NIST Data Gateway allows access to NIST scientific and technical data, encompassing a wide range of information pertaining to varied scientific disciplines and links to some free online NIST database and articles published in the journal of Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (JPCRD).

OPEN J-Gate – A “database of journal literature, Open J-Gate indexed 50, 164 academic, research, open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites”.

OpenThesis – is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.

Philippine Journals Online – It is a “database of journals published in Philippines, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of Philippine Journals Online is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) – the official journal of the US National Academy of Sciences, which is an authoritative source of high-impact, original research that broadly spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.

PubMed Central – Offers unrestricted access to the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s digital archive of life sciences journal literature.

Scientific Journals – SJI publishes peer-reviewed open-access journals for all disciplines. SJI has assembled the most prestigious and extensive Editorial and Advisory Board in the world, representing scholars from Princeton, Yale, Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge, MIT, Columbia and other leading universities from around the world.

Social Science Research Network – The SSRN e-Library contains abstracts of over 359,800 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and over 293,500 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Composing of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, the e-Library also includes research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

World Bank’s Open Data Initiative – Offers open and free access to over 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development data for more than 200 countries, with the data going back to 50 years. Access to at least 20 World Bank Group databases, including: World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Global Economic Monitor, Actionable Governance Indicators, Doing Business Database, Health, Nutrition and Population Statistics.

Journal Port Science Research - Publication is free offered by Bryant University to Iraqi researchers in particular. It publishes internationally pree-reviewed papers that contribute to the exchange of research in scientific, applied and humanitarian disciplines to contribute to the peaceful and sustainable development of the world. Four issues are published annually, which include the first and third issues of scientific and applied disciplines, the second and fourth issues include humanitarian disciplines and are published in three forms: Printed paper once a year. It is published to a USB card once a year. They are published on the Internet continuously. The journal is listed on the Scientific Citation Index (SCI).

OPEN ACCESS E-BOOKS – Offers free full text online access to “top quality books”, “thought provoking verses”, “romantic poems”, “famous quotes” or “new words to enrich your vocabulary”. – An online bookshop and archive of publications from the European institutions. It is managed by the Publications Office of the European Union in Luxembourg. – Powered by Google, here you will find some good free full text online collection of computer, programming, mathematics, engineering, technical books, as well as lecture notes and tutorials. – Quit recently published, it lists “free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet”. – A website dedicated to “advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty”. It offers a “unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought”. – Here you can read online for free over 5000 classics books and 10,000 quotes written by best known authors from across the world.

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