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The first project of its kind, Project Gutenberg is the largest single collection of free online books.
Open Library is a lending library of over 200,000 ebooks and a source of over 1,000,000 free ebooks. Some books, which are not protected by copyright, can be read online or downloaded for free.
A collection of freely accessible, downloadable Google Books available on the Internet Archive.
Founded in 1993, this website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.
A partnership among research libraries to archive and preserve books. Books that are no longer subject to copyright can be read online in their entirety. In most cases only the users of libraries which are members of partnership (which does not include Hofstra) can download and print books, although there are some books that can be downloaded as pdfs and printed by anyone.
a collection of open access, peer-reviewed journals that is funded by a partnership of member libraries. The journals cover a broad array of topic in the humanities as well as the social sciences.
an open-access refereed journal focusing on scholarly work that examines innovative composing practices in new media.
Originally founded in 1957, and publishing for sixteen years, The Evergreen Review was dedicated to publishing controversial writing that challenged prevailing American literary, sexual and social mores. Re-launched as an online publication in 1998, it seeks to build on the magazine's founding legacy. Evergreen is a free publication. It is international in scope and it includes fiction, nonfiction and poetry,
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