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General Reference: Electronic Books

This guide will help you find sources in the Browning Library at Dixie State College or online.

Internet sites for eBooks

Open Library                     
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Contains over 1,000,000 titles in classic literature.


Internet Archive              

      The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. – Whenever possible, I link (856 field) to Internet Archive for older titles that we have in Special Collections when I reclass.


Making of America         

      A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Currently contains approx. 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.



      More than 29,000 free eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and most other eReaders.


The Online Books Page  

Listing over 1,000,000 free books available on the Web. From the University of Pennsylvania.


Project Gutenberg         

      Offers over 38,000 free eBooks (because their U.S. copyright has expired, but not necessarily expired in other countries). Also have a number of copyrighted titles, for which the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use. Choose among free ePub books, free Kindle books. Download them or read them online.