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Nursing & Medical open Access

 1. 2020ok

 2. Ebook3000

 3. E medicine Medscape

 4. PDF Library

 5. Nursing Library

 6. National Network of Libraries of Medicine   

Medical Books  

1 - Free Books for Doctors

The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. FreeBooks4Doctors! is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical books over the Internet.

Best Digital Libraries

1 - Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. You can search for and display texts from the collection & also search their content, & even create on-the-fly PDFs for offline reading or printing.

2 - ArXiv e-Prints

Includes e-Print "preprints" in Physics, Mathematics, Nonlinear Sciences, and Computer sciences. From Cornell University with assistance from the National Science Foundation (USA), the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (USA) and the University of Adelaide (Australia).

3 - Athena

Thousands of mainly French and Swiss-authored e-texts, across a broad range of especially Literature, Science & the Arts. In .html &. rtf versions. Also many links to famous works in German, Dutch & English too. Prepared or linked for the Web by the University of Geneva. Expand your mind & education here.

4 - Bartleby

The Encyclopedia of World History and The Harvard Classics are among many free texts offered at this award-winning site. Many classic reference works are available here.

5 - Bibliomania

Bibliomania Offers more than 2,000 free classic texts, plus research works. In HTML format, readable by your web browser.

6 - Bibliotheca Augustana

Augustana A Latin e-library. Includes Bibliothecae Latina, Graeca, Germanica, Anglica, Gallica, Italica, Hispanica, Polonica et Russica. "Collectio textuum electronicorum. AppleMac et Netscape his paginis optimum visum dant. Ave Gatem et Exploratorem! " (Optimised for Netscape).

7 - CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts)

Irish literary, historical & cultural texts, in Irish, Latin, Anglo-Norman French, and English. Presented in HTML, with a searchable online database. An initiative of University College, Cork, Republic of Ireland.

8 - CogPrints

Cognitive Sciences Eprint* Archive - Includes a wide variety of papers in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology and computer science. Material dates back as far as 1950, although most of it dates since 1990. Some areas of the archive require registration, to obtain a username and password.

*Eprints here are defined as the digital texts of peer-reviewed research articles, before and after refereeing. Before refereeing and publication, the draft is called a "preprint." The refereed, published final draft is called a "postprint." Eprints may include both preprints and postprints, as well as any significant drafts in between, and any post publication updates.

9 - The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC)

An archive of international literature on "the commons" (i.e. that which is held in common or by a community). Many useful features for both readers and contributing authors. A full-text Digital Library, a Working Paper Archive of author-submitted papers, and links to relevant references are included. Thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP) & the Indiana University Graduate School. As Adobe PDF files.

10 - Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)

DLESE Over 5,000 searchable educational resources. Items are also organized into themes or collections, broadly as environmental, geographical, geological, oceanographical and other physical sciences; space science and technology; policy and educational issues and the philosophy of science. Resources are not archived on site but in a variety of collaborating collections. Funded by the National Science Foundation (USA).

11 - Digital Library of Information Science and Technology (dLIST)

A repository of electronic resources in Library and Information Science (LIS) and Information Technology (IT). Contains published and unpublished papers, data sets instructional and help materials, pathfinder , reports & bibliographies. So far in English only. User registration required to access some areas in HTML or PDF.

12 - Elfwood

Elfwood is a huge, non-profit home to amateur Fantasy/Sci-Fi literature and art, plus some How -To Guides. The site holds over twenty thousand works of art & literature by over fifteen hundred Science Fiction/Fantasy artists and writers.

13 - The E Server

Bit of a mind flip might be an exaggeration, but there is certainly nothing stodgy about this large & contemporary collection of online intellectual texts & resources. Based at the University of Washington.

14 - Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature

Links site for literary texts in Western European languages other than English. Languages include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish & Swedish.

15 - Electronic Texts On The Internet

A useful links page with over eighty entries.

16 - EuroDocs

Primary historical documents from Western Europe. Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations.

17 - Internet Classics Archive

More than 440 mainly Greco-Roman texts, with some Chinese and Persian. By 59 different authors. In English translation. For online reading, some downloads available.

18 - Internet Public Library

Over 20,000 free books available online. The Internet Public Library's Mission Statement says: " The Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. The IPL Online Texts Collection contains over 20,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification". For questions about the online texts collection, or how to search, please see their help page.

19 - MIT OpenCourseWare

The first stage of an ambitious & generous plan to make all Massachusetts Institute of Technology course materials available on the Internet, for free download. Materials for 500 courses have been accessible since the end of September 2003. Materials are in English, but a number are also available in Spanish & Portuguese. Presented in HTML. However courses may include Adobe Acrobat PDF files, Java Applets, Shockwave, Real Player, Java, and MATLAB files (software for all of these may be downloaded from the site's Technical Requirements page). This so far unique gift is made possible by MIT with support from the William and Flora Hewlett & Andrew W. Mellon Foundations.

Course List.....

20 - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

Links to digital theses/dissertations available in Australia, Canada, many European nations, Hong Kong, Taiwan & the USA.

21 - Online Books Page

This University of Pennsylvania site offers access to more than 16,000 books online.

22 - Oxford Text Archive

From Oxford University, this archive was founded in 1976. High-quality, well-documented electronic texts for research and teaching. More than 2,500 resources in over 25 different languages. A premium academic resource. Public domain texts are freely available from the on-line catalogue and may be downloaded in a number of different formats. Some texts require the user to obtain the written permission of the original depositor.

23 - Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics Site

"The Labyrinth" PSU's e-books are presented as .pdf files (Adobe's Portable Document Format). Read them with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Established in 1997, the site offers many classical works of literature in English, plus original works published by Penn. State Uni.

24 - Perseus Project

A great classical digital library site, with Greek & Latin texts, commentaries, an atlas, coin images, art, archaeology and more.

25 - Project Madurai

Tamil Digital Library under preparation by voluntary effort. So far 160 works in Tamil script are available, in TSCII (Tamil Script Code for Information Interchange) format. Old Tamil classic works predominate so far.

26 - Project Runeberg

Project Runeberg publishes free electronic editions of old Nordic literature on the Internet. Since 1992. More than 200 titles, mostly in Swedish.

27 - SAIL-eprints

Find scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnologies, Microelectronics, Computer Sciences, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth Sciences, Meteorology, Oceanography Agriculture and related application activities. SAIL enables searching over 70 institutional open access archives around the world. NB: Downloading of e-documents is possible only if it is permitted on the original archive.

28 - Soil And Health Library

Free public library offering books on holistic agriculture, holistic health, self-sufficient living, and personal development.

29 - Virtual Library

"The Virtual Library is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the Web itself. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert…" Fourteen primary categories to check out, or use the search engine.

Other Free Australian Books

1 - Australian Institute of Marine Science Reference library

This collection may be read in either HTML and/or PDF.

2 - Desert Wave Publishing

Desert Wave Publishing Based in the Alice (Alice Springs, Northern Territory of Australia for our overseas readers). Provides a number of free PDF e-books in areas such as job search, training, online learning, how to e-publish yourself.

Other Free Books

1 - Baen Free Library

Commercial bookstore offers free e-books in HTML Ms Reader, Palm, Rocket & RTF formats. Registration requested.

2 - Bookrags

1,500 classic titles available, for Palm or other handheld devices.

3 - Dr Jack Cross's Electronic Archive

A collection of Dr Jack Cross's writings, plus major historical works deposited with the Bodleian Library. Many are PDFs. Under "Fragments of our Lives: Primary Sources" includes many of the seminal historical source documents of the modern Western world, from Homer's The Odyssey and The Iliad, & The History of Herodotus toThe Anglo Saxon Chronicle and key works by Dante, Milton, Goethe, Darwin and many more.

4 - Free Online Novels and Cyberbooks

Nearly fifty new novels ranging over many genres, including SF/Fantasy, mystery, romance, humour and lots more. A gift from new authors seeking your attention. Either as HTML or as downloadable files.

5 - InTechOpen!

InTech covers a wide range of books in the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine (STM), at the moment it contains 290 OA books.

6 - Literature @ SunSITE

Collection of digital literary texts from famous, mostly U.S.authors. May be read online, printed, or downloaded for further study.

7 - Litrix Reading Room

Features works of literature in English, including classics, mystery, horror, sci-fi, westerns, Sherlock Holmes, Americana. In HTML. For reading online, or save each chapter to read offline in your web browser. Thanks to novelist Stan Jones of Anchorage, Alaska.

8 - Lysator Free e-books

Lysator is a lively academic computer society & major e-publishing stalwart located at Linköping University in Sweden. Here are a few miscellaneous e-texts they offer.

9 - ManyBooks

Free PDA e-books. Many thousands of public domain e-books from Project Gutenberg and elsewhere. They're available here either to read online in plain text or formatted to download for the Adobe Reader, Palm eReader, Palm Doc, iSilo, Rocketbook and other r-reader softwares.

10 - Memoware

Memoware have lots of free documents in a multiplicity of categories and a variety of formats for Palms & other PDAs. Award-winning site.

11 - MS (Microsoft) Reader (.lit) e- books

Over 1,500 available. You may search the listings by "author", "title" & "most popular" headings.

12 - Munsey's

A goodly range of free e-books! Over 20,000 rare and hard to find titles in 10 formats.

13 - PalmPilot E-Text Ring

80+ sites featuring free or for-purchase texts formatted for Palm readers.

14 - Planet PDF Free eBooks area

Recent asset for popular classic novels in the PDF format.

15 - Read Print

A great selection of free classic novels, stories, plays and non-fiction available online from over ninety authors. Browse the author list for your favourites.

16 - Scorpius Digital Publishing

Scorpius Digital Publishing have many free e-books available. Only avaialble for reading in Microsoft Reader.

17 - StoneGarden Net Publishing

Free or inexpensive e-books in both fiction and nonfiction. In Microsoft Reader and Adobe PDF formats. Registration (free) with this site is required.Free or inexpensive e-books in both fiction and nonfiction. In Microsoft Reader and Adobe PDF formats. Registration (free) with this site is required.

18 - Tale Wins

Tale Wins Marleen Roberts' site for authors & readers.

19 - WORD IQ

IQ Over ten thousand online e-books, in plain text. Available in order of popularity or search for title.

Individual Topics/Miscellaneous

1 - Alchemy e-books

The text is plain, but an amazing array of illustrations on this unusual site more than compensate. Most works are in English, but six other languages are also represented. A huge site, from alchemy authority Adam McLean.

2 - American Indian tales - Coyote Stories/Poems

Native American stories from the American Indian Heritage Foundation, online in HTML.

3 - British Women Romantic Poets

Project E-text editions of poetry by British and Irish women written (not necessarily published) between 1789 and 1832, a period traditionally known in English literary history as the Romantic period. A digital initiative of the University of California, Davis, from the Shields Library. Available in HTML & SGML.

4 - Chemistry

This useful site from Alexander Ragoisha of Byelorussia offers free Full-Text Journals in Chemistry. Most are English language, with a section in Russian. Usually in HTML and/or PDF.

5 - Children's/Young Adult Books

A variety of famous classic titles.

6 - Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project

Children's illustrated literature. Hundreds of children's books online. Because of the high picture content each page is presented as a separate image file (jpeg), or the whole book may be downloaded as a compressed (zip) file to read offline. In English, with some translated variously into Chinese, Farsi, Finnish, French, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Maori, Polish, Romanian or Swedish.

7 - Comics

  • Free daily comic strips with back archives. Related goodies for sale. They have Ginger Meggs! Comics
  • Lots of e-freebies from DC.

8 - Cooking

  • The USENET Cookbook. Main dishes, appetizers & snacks, bread/pasta, beverages, cookies or cakes, sauces, salads, soups, deserts, vegetable dishes etc. Vegetarian alternatives offered. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage. Copying is by permission of the USENET Community Trust or the original contributor. {Copyright (c) 1987 USENET Community Trust}.
  • e-Cookbooks.net. Some 18 free samples are available from this commercial site, as pdfs for Adobe Acrobat Reader.

9 - Current Affairs

From prolific writer Shmuel (Sam) Vaknin: lively, controversial musings on issues in economics, politics, the Balkans, international affairs, history, psychology and more. Download as MS Word, RTF (Rich Text Format) or PDF files.

10 - History

  • Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe

    How have the states of Europe changed from century to century in the last two millenniums? Check it out in the 21 maps of this atlas. Some interesting Roman features too.

11 - Military History

Richard Jensen offers a large page oflinks to a wide variety of resources in this subject area, from ancient times to present day. Jensen is an American scholar (retired Professor of History)

12 - Poetry

Many traditional poems, plus lyrics of traditional songs. To read online, or download as zipped files to your PC.

23 - Technical Reports Online

Links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports of all kinds, as either full-text reports or searchable extended abstracts.

14 - U.S. Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, all Amendments, the Monroe Doctrine, the Emancipation Proclamation & the Gettysburg Address

Fully indexed. Available free as a downloadable zip file (requires a zip utility to decompress). Download the freedom.zip (40kb) under the sub-heading Freedom documents, from R.E. Harvey.

15 - U.S. Rightwing Christian Fundamentalism

The Institute for Christian Economics is a Texas-based, U.S. Christian fundamentalist site. Many "bible-based" religious & social titles are offered, plus a substantial foray into conservative and pro-free market economics & politics. Books are available in HTML or the DjVu compressed file format. The site authors recommend the latter, which they claim is superior to & less memory-hungry than PDF for representing original works. A free DjVu reader may be downloaded from the site.

16 - Website Development

Rick Rouse provides several free e-books, downloadable as zip files, for webmasters. They include How To Get Thousands Of Links To Your Website and How To Triple Your Website Traffic Every 90 Days under the heading Webmaster Freebies. Also some useful software for webmasters.