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Reader’s Delight: A Search Engine for Free Online Books

posted by admin on September 2nd, 2008

Ever wanted to find a book online, but been turned back by a string of dead-end search results? This nifty custom search engine cuts out the clutter by only including results from sites that post full text versions of literature online.

Sites Searched

The following sites have been included in the search engine. If you know of any good sites that haven’t been included, please drop a us a note in the comments and we’ll add them.

Project Gutenberg - The largest collection of free books online.

eBookSpyder - A site that specializes in technical works and manuals.

Google Book Search -Google’s vast index of scanned books.

Bartleby - The preeminent internet publisher of literature.

Internet Classics Archive - 441 works of classical literature online.

Poetry Archive - Home to the world’s greatest poems.

Free Computer Books - Free Computer, Mathematics, Technical Books and Lecture Notes.

Literature Network - Searchable online literature.

American Poems - A website dedicated to American poets, historical and contemporary. - Free ebooks for you iPod, PDA, or computer.

Bibliomania - Free online literature and study guides.

Internet Public Library

U. Penn’s Online Books Page

WikiBooks - A free library of educational texts.

Great Books Online - An index of classic books.

Oxford Text Archive

Perseus - The Perseus digital library by Tufts University.

University of Virginia Digital Collections - An enormous collection of digitized texts.

World Public Library - A collection of free technical books on science and engineering topics.

Baen Free Library - Free science-fiction and fantasy books.

Technical Books Online - Free ebook downloads of technical texts.

eBookSearchr - A search engine just for ebooks.

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