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Eugene 4j Cyberschool Cybrary
  http://www.4j.lane.edu/cybrary/
The On-line Books Page
 http://www.digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
Project Gutenberg
  http://promo.net/pg/
The Internet Public Library
  http://www.ipl.org/
OnLine Literature Library
  http://www.literature.org
The Electronic Literature Foundation
  http://elf.chaoscafe.com/
Oxford Text Archive
  http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/
Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
  http://sunsite.Berkeley.EDU/
World Wide School
  http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/
The Internet Classic Archive
  http://classics.mit.edu/index.html
Electronic Text Archive
  http://wiretap.area.com/
Electronic Text Center. University of Virginia
  http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
Eldritch Press
  http://eldred.ne.mediaone.net/
The Litrix Reading Room
  http://www.litrix.com
OFCN Electronic Bookshelf
  http://www.ofcn.org/cyber.serv/resource/bookshelf/
University of Adelaide Library. E-text Centre
  http://www.library.adelaide.edu.au/etext/
Bibliomania
  http://www.bibliomania.com
Library of Congress
  http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/digital.html
Bartleby Archive
  http://www.bartleby.com
SiliconBase Digital Archive
  http://www.stanford.edu/group/itsp/workspace/archive_menu.html
Wired for books
  http://www.tcom.ohiou.edu/books/
New York Public Library Digital Collection
  http://digital.nypl.org/

Annotations

Eugene 4j Cyberschool Cybrary
      http://www.4j.lane.edu/cybrary/
Index of links to online texts from different archives.

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The On-line Books Page
      http://www.cs.cmu.edu/booklists.html
Index of online books and archives. It is a project at Carnegie Mellon University. It includes books in foreign languages and links to A Celebration of Women Writers an index of women writers and online books written by women, not only in English but also in other languages.

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Project Gutenberg
      http://promo.net/pg/
Project Gutenberg provides public domain e-texts intended for a large audience in forms a vast majority of computers, programs and people can read, use and search. The collections include, major literary works such as the Bible, children literature and reference books among others.

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The Internet Public Library
      http://www.ipl.org
This educational initiative at the University of Michigan School of Information presents a very large collection of online books (about 24,000). It is an archive library containing websites about authors and their works. Books are organized by author, title or literary period and there are also other materials such as journals, newspapers, government documents and reference books.

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OnLine Literature Library
      http://www.literature.org
Archive library containing works by about 30 authors. The main menu lists the authors alphabetically in order to access the titles. Books are presented by chapters with an initial table of contents.

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The Electronic Literature Foundation
      http://elf.chaoscafe.com/
The Electronic Literature Foundation presents electronic versions of classical literary texts. These are available in different versions and are supported by a large array of structural resources that make it very easy to navigate through the pages and search for words within the texts themselves.

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Oxford Text Archive
      http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/
Electronic text centre intended to collect, catalogue and preserve electronic texts for research and teaching. It currently has 2500 resources in 25 languages. A search engine allows to locate texts easily.

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Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
      http://sunsite.berkeley.edu
This digital library presents catalogs and indexes to facilitate online research. It also provides access to different collections of texts and images and information and material for digital library developers.

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World Wide School
      http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/
Archive library- Includes texts from the Gutenberg project. Texts can be located by author, title or subject. Texts are presented with a table of content by chapters which gives easy access to the different chapters.

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The Internet Classic Archive
      http://classics.mit.edu/index.html
Archive library- 449 works of classic literature. English versions, downloadable texts divided into sections, easy access from index of content. Commentary and reader recommended related pages.

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Electronic Text Archive
      http://wiretap.area.com/
Gopher directory of books and government documents.

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Electronic Text Center. University of Virginia
      http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
This digital library includes an extensive online collection of texts and images as well as resources for building and maintaining similar computing enterprises.

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Eldritch Press
      http://eldred.ne.mediaone.net/
A collection of texts divided into several categories: American literature, English literature, Russian literature in English translation, French literature in English translation, distance learning, world literature in English, children stories etc.

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The Litrix Reading Room
      http://www.litrix.com
Mainly English language books, American and British classics. The texts are presented in HTML files divided into chapters which makes it easy to read and hard to download. The books are searchable by author, title or theme and there are lists of top ten and new arrivals.

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OFCN Electronic Bookshelf
      http://www.ofcn.org/cyber.serv/resource/bookshelf/
Another collection of classic texts in English. Presented in a list organized alphabetically. The texts are divided into chapters but have no extra information. One of the main problems of this collection is that it does not specify when a text is a translation from another language.

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University of Adelaide Library. E-text Centre
      http://www.library.adelaide.edu.au/etext/
An archive of electronic texts in HTML format that have been created from existing plain texts versions available in other places such as Wiretap or Project Gutenberg.

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Bibliomania
      http://www.bibliomania.com
This is a comercial site that contains advertising. Includes HTML versions of books in five different categories: reference, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and Shakespeare. Some of the texts have not been proofed.

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Library of Congress
      http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/digital.html
Digital collections from the Library of Congress. Include books, photographs prints, drawings, manuscripts and maps in the American Memory collection, Country Studies, global legal information etc.

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Bartleby Archive
      http://www.bartleby.com
Great books online.

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SiliconBase Digital Archive
      http://www.stanford.edu/group/itsp/workspace/archive_menu.html

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Wired for books
      http://www.tcom.ohiou.edu/books/
This project of the Ohio University Telecommunications Center presents lectures about literature and authors readings of their work. An interesting multimedia resource.

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