• Internet Public Library (IPL) Online Texts Collection
Links to online texts. Searchable by Dewey category, author, title. Full bibliographic entries include title, author, date, Dewey Classification, and URL pointing to the text. Titles are listed under multiple classifications, and users can also link to similar works.
• The Online Books Page
Look here for an index of over 1800 on-line books, and for common repositories of on-line books and other documents.
• Project Gutenberg
Public domain books in full text. Includes three sections: light literature, heavy literature, and reference. Search feature for locating quotes, phrases, etc.
• Bartleby.com – Great Books Online
Includes a collection of fiction, nonfiction, verse, and reference books.
• Online Medieval and Classical Library
The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE offers The Online Medieval and Classical Library. “The purpose is to provide a free and easy way for the average computer user to access some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.” At present texts include “The Song of Roland” and “Njal’s Saga” (Anonymous) as well as works of Chaucer (including “The Book of the Duchess” and “Troilus and Criseyde”), Hesiod, and Homer, among others.
Includes a number of classic works of British and American literature available online. A list of authors can be found in the site map. A java applet allows the user to control the text size, font, and background color of the selected text.
This search engine indexes the full text of thousands of online books.
A Catalog of over 1,800 full-text literary works on the Internet (North Carolina State University); includes pointers to many other sources for online texts; searchable by author, title, title language, and subject.
• Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia
The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia combines an on-line archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts (some of which are publicly available) with a library-based Center housing hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text.
• The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
• Internet Poetry Archive
The University of North Carolina Press joins the UNC Office of Information Technology in publishing the Internet Poetry Archive. The archive will make available over a worldwide computer network selected poems from a number of contemporary poets. The goal of the project is to make poetry accessible to new audiences (at little or no cost) and to give teachers and students of poetry new ways of presenting and studying these poets and their texts.