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 Other electronic text collections on the Internet

  • Alex: A Catalog of Electronic Texts on the Internet
    Alex, hosted by the North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina USA, is/was an informal research project whose purpose was to explore the possibilities creating catalogs of Internet-based electronic texts. Originally conceived in 1993/4, the catalog contains roughly 2,000 entries mostly on gopher servers. Maintenance of the Alex Catalog has been suspended until adequate funding and/or a systematic method for collecting electronic texts can be obtained.

  • American literature
    Links to virtual Libraries on American Literature prepared by the Keel University, UK containing links to texts and resources of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries and to black literature by and on blacks

  • Association des Bibliophiles Universels
    ABU tries to offer as many French public domain texts as possible. "L'Association des Bibliophiles Universels, ou ABU (prononcer "abou") est une association loi de 1901 fondée en Avril 1993. L'association a pour objet le développement et la promotion des supports numériques permettant la libre manipulation de l'information, l'application de ces techniques à la diffusion des travaux de recherche des membres et d'informations du domaine public"

  • Athena
    A master list of electronic books, with a particular emphasis on Swiss and French authors, links to more than 3700 e-texts (philosophy, science, classics, literature, history, economics, etc.).

  • Banned Books On-line
    This special exhibit of books have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts. The books featured on this site, ranging from "Ulysses" to "LittleRed Riding Hood", have been selected from the indexes on the On-line Books Page. (links to ca 40 on-mine titles)

  • Berkley Digital Library
    The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE builds up digital collections and services while providing information and support to others doing the same.

  • Bibliotheca universalis
    Bibliotheca universalis of the G7 will offer the major works and artefacts of the world cultural and scientific heritage and knowledge via multimedia technologies. It will foster the cross border dialogue and enhance services to end users. The objective is to constitute from existing digitization programmes a large distributed virtual collection of the humankind's knowledge, available to a large public through networking. Bibliotheca universalis should strengthen the role of libraries and improve availability at international level. The digitized resources include both the bibliographic records and the information content itself (text, graphics, still image, sound and video information). It will promote the large scale digitization of documents and encourage the definition and adoption of international standards.

  • Book Lovers: Fine Books and Literature
    List links to virtual library collections

  • Electronic Text Center -- University of Virginia
    Since 1992, the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia has combined an on-line archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts (some of which are publicly available) with a library-based Center housing hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text. Through ongoing training sessions and support of individual teaching and research projects, the Center is building a diverse user community locally, and providing a model for similar enterprises at other institutions. List Englich, French, German, Japanese and Latin on-line texts

  • Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature
    Published by the Association of College and Research Libraries/Western European Specialists Section (WESS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). This page lists Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English. Translations are mentioned only when they are included in collections of original language texts, or when they are themselves of interest. Collections are listed more or less in order of size; individual authors are listed alphabetically.

  • The English Server
    The English Server is a cooperative which has been publishing humanities texts online since 1990. It offers over eighteen thousand works, covering a wide range of interests.

  • The Etext Archives
    The Etext Archives are home to electronic texts of all kinds, from the sacred to the profane, from the political to the personal. They include links to : Electronic periodicals, eletronic books, The Quartz Archive (an archive of etexts formerly hosted at quartz.rutgers.edu); mainstream and not-so-mainstream religious texts. legal documents and essays; Philosophical essays and resources.

  • EuroDocs: Western European Primary Historical Documents
    The links listed on this site hosted by the Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. connect to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.T hey shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries (and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history).

  • The Internet Classics Archive
    The Internet Classics Archive, collection of almost 400 classical Greek and Roman texts (in English translation) with user-provided commentary. The Classics Archives features, among others, such notable pieces as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, the histories of Tacitus and Thucydides, and Plato's Apology.

  • Le letterature del mondo
    List of links to on-line literary texts (Italian, French, English/American, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, German, Dutch and classical literature) provided by the Italian on-line magazine "MC-link"

  • The On-Line Books Page
    The On-Line Books Page located at Carnegie Mellon University at Pittsburg, is a directory of books that can be freely read right on the Internet. It includes an index of more than four thousands of on-line books on the Internet; pointers to significant directories and archives of on-line texts and special exhibits. The On-Line Books Page is working with The Universal Library Project, also at Carnegie Mellon. The On-line Books Page also features Banned Books On-line.

  • The Online Medieval and Classical Library (DL SunSITE)
    The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.

  • Project Bartleby
    On line library project of the Columbia University, New York. Since its founding in January 1993, Project Bartleby has adhered to the following four standards: accurate and loyal editions, free public access for educational purposes. Allowing freedom of choice to great literature and reference materials is the foundation of any public library supporting research, building literacy, and abetting democracy; careful, well-researched selection of materials either in the public domain or under Columbia copyright or license based

  • Project Gutenberg
    The Project Gutenberg is to convert historical documents and classic works of literature into electronic texts free to anyone on Internet. Ca 700 titles available. Also available Projekt Gutenberg - Deutschland for on-line texts in German language.

  • UNESCO/IFLA Directory of Digitized Collections
    The UNESCO/IFLA Directory of Digitized Collections, that was established in 2000 in close co-operation between the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme, offers a listing of major digitized heritage collections and on-going digitization programmes world-wide. It is intended to provide a single focal point of information on digitized collections

  • Universal Library Project
    The mission of the Universal Library Project, located at Carnegie Mellon University at Pittsburg, is to start a worldwide movement to make available on the Internet all the Authored Works of Mankind so that anyone can access these works from any place at any time. This is a major new initiative in digital libraries that will build a technically realistic and economically practical infrastructure for putting and accessing library documents on the World Wide Web. In this regard, access to the Universal Library would be free and have the same stated goal as the Carnegie Library of the last century. The University Library Project is working with the On-line Book Page, also at Carnegie Mellon.

  • Woman studies: on-line full texts on and from women
    This site, maintained by the Department of Women Studies of the University of Michigan, contains links to full texts related to women such as academic papers and articles, fiction, history, nonfiction, and poetry.


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