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Free Books and Journals Online

  • Australian Dictionary of Biography
    The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.The ADB is produced by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University.
  • Bartleby
    Literature, reference and verse- unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
  • Bookboon
    Online textbooks written by "highly respected professors from top universities in the world covering topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural sciences."
  • British Newspaper Archive
    The British Newspaper Archive contains over 3 million pages of UK newspapers published from 1700 - 1900. Newspapers published in the 20th Century will also be available as the archive grows. Searching is free. Viewing, downloading and printing will be charged for.
  • College Open Textbooks
    Search by subject for open access textbooks in a variety of subject areas.
  • Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources- Open Textbooks link
    Provides access to Open Textbooks (a list of more than 500 open textbooks covering many subjects at college level), Copyrighted Digital Textbooks (a list of learning resources that are free to view online but are not open for reuse), and many other links to free online resources.
  • Curriki
    A non-profit global community for teachers, students and parents for open learning resources. The materials are varied in subject and cover many levels.
  • Digital Book Index
    More than 165,000 e-books of which 140,000 are free.
  • Digital Commons Network
    Digital Commons brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Electronic Journals Library
    Lists free scientific and scholarly journals, plus others that are accessible for a fee.
  • The Encyclopedia of Earth
    A free electronic reference about the Earth and its natural environments.
  • Free eBooks
    A list of links to free ebooks on many subjects.
  • Google Books
    Millions of books available for preview and free reading.
    HEDBIB is a database on higher education systems, administration, planning, policy, and evaluation.
  • IAEA: International Atomic Energy Series Reference data series
    Free .pdf downloads relating to atomic energy.
  • Internet Archive
    A digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. As well as e-books under the 'text' link there are archived movies, tv shows, audio files, etc.
  • IOP Science
    A selection of articles from the Institute of Physics chosen for their quality and recency.
  • Island Studies Journal
    A scholarly journal dedicated to the inter-disciplinary study of our 'world of islands.'
  • Ivy League Massive Open Online Courses - Free
    Here's a list of open courses that you can take for free from various ivy league schools including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and University of Pennsylvania.
  • Just Free Books
    JustFreeBooks searches the content of more than 700 web sites, including, and . With JustFreeBooks you can find all sorts of free ebooks for your Kindle, Nook or tablet: public domain texts, open books, free audiobooks and more. Just type in the search box the title, author or theme you want to find.
  • Many Books
    Search over 33,000 free books.
  • Million Book Project
    An early collection of books from the Indian scanning centers of the Universal Library Project, sometimes called the Million Books Project.
  • The National Academies Press
    Read and download 6,533 books for FREE!
  • The Online Books Page
    Listing of over 2 million free books on the Web.
  • Online Serials Page
    This page lists freely accessible journals.
  • OpenStax
    OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University. Their first open source college textbook was published in 2012 and has since scaled to more than 20 books used by hundreds of thousands of students across the globe.
  • Open Textbook Library
    Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.
  • Project Gutenberg Australia
    A 'treasure trove of free Australian literature' with more than 3,500 titles in the public domain to choose from.
  • Project Gutenberg USA
    Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
  • Read Print
    Set up an account and read free books through this site. Essays, poems, short stories, and more.

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