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ELECTRONIC BOOKS, TEXTS &  JOURNALS

  

A large number of full-text books and magazines are present on the WWW, many for free. The sites below bring a number of these no cost items together, regardless of discipline or topic, along with free periodical indices.
 

ELECTRONIC BOOKS AND TEXTS
 

TC Subscription E-Books

E-Books & Texts from Web

E-Journals, Indices & E-zines

Tusculum College Subscription E-books:
 

Ebrary   over 30,000 full-text full-image electronic books available to the TC community.

ABC-CLIO E-books Over 3,000 full text, full image book titles from an outstanding academic book publisher available for searching and downloading.    Access available from off campus using the research databases universal username and password. Titles include all areas of the liberal arts.

EBSCOhost eBOOKS Once you access the page, you may search for and preview over 100,000 titles employing the provided search tool. 
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Wiley Interscience

E-Books and Electronic Texts from the Web

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain texts from American and British literature, as well as Western philosophy, which may be accessed via search engine.
Bibliomania provides full-text of 2,000 classic literary works, together with a research section and even biographies.  back to top
Christian Classics Ethereal Library presents important Christian text and documents, including 38 volumes of the most important works from the first 800 years.
Concordances of Great Books,revolves around concordances to 200 books (primarily the Great Books classics).
CONTENTdm Collection of Collections   Click on Browse to view collections.  Here you will find records representing a sampling of collections created by the hundreds of libraries and cultural heritage organizations using CONTENTdm today. Some records represent individual collections; some connect you to entire digital libraries. Each record attempts to describe the breadth and depth of the resources you will find when you access the site using the URL listed in each record.
The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture, CHLA from the Mann Library at Cornell is an electronic collection of important US agricultural texts published between the early 19th and middle 20th century.  As of Februrary 2, 2001, the site contained 833 monographs.
Digital Library SunSITE from Berkeley.
 
Digital Book Index"provides links to more than 128,000 title records from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. About 88,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost." 
Digital Scriptorium, from Duke University, publishes and links rare historical documents from ancient Egypt to Civil War diaries.
NEW! ebrary Open Access Collection:  available on timely issues such as Cyberbullying, H1N1, Natural Disasters for all interested.
 eHistory
 founded by Scott Laidig and now maintained and expanded by Ohio State University Dept. of History.  A wealth of primary documents and contributable site for book reviews.  Contains links to the full text of  The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Etext Archives includes electronic texts of all kinds.
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Free E-Book Library, University of Virginia A collection of 1,800 publicly-available e-books; a total of 8.5 million circulations from this site occured between August 8, 2000 and May 20, 2002.
Free Online Books, from online sapiens, provides a diverse group of books from a work on research strategies to an outline of American geography, to a cybertext on television studio and field production. 
NEW!  Free Books 50 Places to find free books online   provided by Education-Portal.com via Stumble Upon.
Google Book Search
  "Each book includes an 'About this book' page with basic bibliographic data like title, author, publication date, length and subject. For some books you may also see additional information like key terms and phrases, references to the book from scholarly publications or other books, chapter titles and a list of related books. For every book, you'll see links directing you to bookstores where you can buy the book and libraries where you can borrow it.  Full view: If we've determined that a book is out of copyright, or the publisher or rightsholder has given us permission, you'll be able to page through the entire book from start to finish, as many times as you like. If the book is in the public domain, you'll also be able download, save and print a PDF version to read at your own pace. "
 Internet Archive   
was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections. "

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The Literature Network offers "searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast. To find the work you're looking for start by looking through the author index. We currently have over 1200 full books and over 2000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. Our quotations database has over 8500 quotes."
Links to Electronic Books and Text Sites contains hundreds of links to entire collections and individual titles...
 National Academies Press  More than 3700 full text books available for free and more available for purchase.  
The On-line Books Page, links to some 8,000 listings of books, definitive collections, and serials that are freely accessible over the Internet; even includes links to online versions of "banned books"...
The Online Medieval & Classical Library, includes texts in Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Middle English, Old French, Old Norse, Old Spanish Middle High German, and early Italian...
Project Bartleby, now just Bartleby.Com, was designed at Columbia University brings a host of books to the Internet; included are well-known reference titles, as well as anthologies...
Project Gutenberg is the mother lode of full text books with 6,267+ titles (with 119 more available from Project Gutenberg Australia); the original goal was go have a trillion e-books circulated by 2001!
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate
Armies provides the full-text of the famous documents, the surviving TC print volumes of which will be retired from the circulating collection to  special collections upon the opening of the rebuilt Tate Library...A companion set not currently available in TC Library is Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of theRebellion...
 The Universal Digital Library Million Book Collection  Digital access to over 1.5 million texts some copyrighted, most not, gathered in collaboration with Chinese and American partners.
                                                                       

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Electronic Journals, Periodical Indices,  and E-zines

All Academic: The Guide to Free Academic Resources On-Line, a clearinghouse for free academic resources on the Internet, this site consists of articles and book reviews from several hundred journals.  The site also indexes articles available free on the Web sites of high-quality commercial periodicals (e.g., Atlantic Monthly).
 American Historical Review FULLTEXT access to the current issues of this esteemed history journal, courtesy again of the History Cooperative from Univ. of Illinois.
AUL Index to Military Periodicals...
bizjournals.com...
Business Magazines, via Webcrawler.
Christianity Today Online  website featuring the evangelical news magazine
and additional resources of the Billy Graham founded organization.
Directories of Electronic Journals
DOAJ: Directory of open access journals.  Over 2200 journals available free and in full text. "The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact."
Education Journals, via Yahoo.
The E-zine Directory is a clearing house for ezines from every discipline (e.g., 37 from education, 528 from business, 35 on sports, and 21 on politics).
Harrassowitz, formally known as Electronic Journals: a Selected Resource Guide, is very complete...
HighWire Press, 160,044 free full-text science articles.                                                                              back to top
Making of America, a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction; searchable database includes 267 books and 100,000+ articles from 19th Century journals.
 International Journal of the Book  "is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published."  Requires subscription.
Public Knowledge Project Open Access Journals 
PKP continues to be an active player in the open access movement, as it provides the leading open source software for journal and conference management and publishing.
NEW!  RSAP:  Research Society for American Periodicals  This website offers the Research Resource page, an invaluable resource of scanned 19th, 20th, and 21st century periodicals and resources for teaching about and researching them.
 
TV Guide, full-text; allows you to chart your PBS or A&E (or ESPN) viewing or recording as much as two weeks in advance.
U.S. News & World Report now has a site.
 


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