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Open Access Books

  • Internet Archive: Text Archive
  • includes the Million Book Project and Project Gutenberg. Searchable by keyword.
  • Project Gutenberg
    One of the oldest and most famous online book collections
  • Google Books Advanced Search
    In the Advanced search for Google Books, you can limit to Full View Only for open access books.
  • Questia Public Domain Library
    Over 5000 public domain books from the Questia subscription library company. Most of these are Project Gutenberg texts.
  • Renascence Editions
    Works printed in English, 1477 - 1799.
  • eScholarship Editions
    from the University of California Press. Some are public, others are for the UC community only. A Public Title List is available of only publicly accessible books.
  • DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
    Specifically peer-reviewed academic books. (Note: some subjects in the subject browse may not have books.)
  • Online Books Page
    lots and lots of books. This site covers most of the large book repositories listed below, including the Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, Google Books, and reports and books from the federal government.