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Links to *free* legal ‘readable stuff’ online.

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Quoting Stewart Brand:

Information wants to be free

Richard Stallman restated it as follows:

I believe that all generally useful information should be free. By ‘free’ I am not referring to price, but rather to the freedom to copy the information and to adapt it to one’s own uses… When information is generally useful, redistributing it makes humanity wealthier no matter who is distributing and no matter who is receiving.

I guess that preceding quotes pretty much clarify the intent of this blogpost.

In this post I’ll link all websites (in no particular order) that provide any number of ebooks/magazines/journals/thesis/dissertations etc. online for free. I’ll update this list whenever possible. If there are similar links/resources that your know of, post them in comments:

0. Amber Jain’s list of *free* books available online for free
This is my personal list of free books available online that may or may not be listed on pages linked below.
https://thinkminus.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/amber-jain%E2%80%99s-list-of-free-books-available-online-for-free/

1. FreeTechBooks.com:
This site lists free online computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes, all of which are legally and freely available over the Internet.
http://www.freetechbooks.com/

2. Universal Digital Library (Million book project):
http://www.ulib.org/

3. List of digital library projects (wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_digital_library_projects

4. List of open-access journals (wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journals_available_free_online

5. (US) Patent full text and full page image databases:
http://patft.uspto.gov/

6. ODLIS — Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (by Joan M. Reitz):
http://lu.com/odlis/

7. Cambridge Dictionaries online:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

8. Digital library of India:
http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/
http://dli.iiit.ac.in/

9. Delnet database of digital libraries of the world:
http://164.100.247.21/basisbwdocs/digitallibrary.htm

10. Networked Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations:
http://www.vtls.com/ndltd

11. Directory of open access journals (doaj):
http://www.doaj.org/

12. DELNET’s list of “Engineering and Technology E-journals”:
http://164.100.247.21/basisbwdocs/engjournals.htm

13. SARAI (South Asia Resource Access on the Internet):
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/southasia/cuvl/

14. 100 Useful Links for eBook Lovers by onlinecourses.org:
http://www.onlinecourses.org/2009/11/11/100-useful-links-for-ebook-lovers/

15. Project Gutenburg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/

16. Sugar on a Stick Ebooks list (mostly for children but *not* all):
http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick/E-Books

17. O’Reilly Open Books Project:
http://oreilly.com/openbook/
Searching google with search term “site:oreilly.com oreilly openbooks” (without quotes) lists almost all of them.

18. Cheat Sheets:
http://www.cheat-sheets.org/

19. Food for thought (University of Sussex’s Communication REsearch Group)
http://www.comms.scitech.susx.ac.uk/fft/

18. Medical-related free books/journals etc:
1. Free medical books: http://freebooks4doctors.com/
2. Full text medical journals: http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/

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April 24, 2010 at 4:25 PM

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  1. nice

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    May 9, 2010 at 1:46 AM

  2. […] wrote a related blog-post sometime back: Links to *free* legal ‘readable stuff’ online.. This post is an extension of the idea behind that post. I’ll post links to books that are […]


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