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Abacci eBooks

"Free eBooks of the world's great classics formatted for Microsoft Reader."

Added: 14 December 2003
Reviewer's Note:
1000s of e-Books

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Academic Materials

"Academic Materials is an instructional technology company working to bring the advantages of e-book technology to the academic community. Through Academic Materials' flexible e-book services, instructors, schools, universities, and academic presses can provide the innovation of e-books without investing in processing, infrastructure, staff, or services."

Added: 30 July 2002
Reviewer's Note:
For academic and executive education

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Adobe eBook Mall

 

Added: 24 August 2001
Reviewer's Note:
A list of bookstores where you can buy Adobe PDF e-books

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Adobe Digital Media Store

 

Added: 19 December 2003
Reviewer's Note:
Adobe opens its e-Book store

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AudioBooksForFree.com

 

Added: 12 October 2004
Reviewer's Note:
Reviewer's Not: Fiction, non-fiction and children's audio books

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Bookshare.org

"Bookshare.org dramatically increases access to books for the community of visually impaired and otherwise print disabled individuals. This online community enables book scans to be shared, thereby leveraging the collections of thousands of individuals who regularly scan books, eliminating significant duplication of effort."

Added: 3 May 2003
Reviewer's Note:
Suitable for those who are blind or have learning disabilities

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CDX eTextbook

"CDX eTextbook is a combination online textbook and encyclopedia for automotive instructors and students. CDX eTextbook is funded and hosted as a pro bono contribution towards better automotive education by CDX Global.."

Added: 17 October 2006
Reviewer's Note:
Reviewer's Note:CDX eTextbook is a free resource

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Cyberread

"Booksellers to the Next Generation, Turning Pages to the Future of Reading"

Added: 29 July 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Types of book: Reference, business and literature

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eBook impressions

"Over 20,000 bestseller fiction and nonfiction ebooks, download to any PC or handheld device."

Added: 1 November 2005
Reviewer's Note:
All ebooks discounted

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eBooks.com

"The world's leading source of eBooks"

Added: 19 December 2003
Reviewer's Note:
"eBooks.com is building an exciting range of books from specialist and general publishers. There are now tens of thousands of titles available to download from eBooks.com"

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eBooks World

"We offer e-publishing and Print On Demand (POD) services with a particular focus on the world of education: publishing materials by teachers for teachers; scientific and engineering themes; publishing and marketing of student dissertations.

Added: 20 December 2004
Reviewer's Note:
eBooks World publishes primarily in English and German with other languages to follow.

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eTextbooks for ICT qualifications

"Our innovative Flexible Learning Space Technology provides an exciting new way for students of Computing to create and access customised eTextBooks. UK qualifications, such as BTEC and AVCE supported but applicable to many ICT courses. ICT Education Online is an Edexcel e-Learning Content Partner."

Added: 14 November 2003
Reviewer's Note:
"This process of creating learning material can be accomplished extremely rapidly, providing a very cost-effective way to resource ICT courses."

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eTextbookShop

"Selling downloadable, functionally-rich electronic textbooks at a fraction of the cost of printed versions, eTextbookShop aims to provide students of all ages with a range of new and classic etexts."

Added: 30 January 2006
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"Using the latest in internet and desktop computer technology, eTextbookViewer allows you to quickly thumb through an eTextbook, write notes against any topic, add bookmarks to multiple books and then group them by category, and, of course, you can easily search all your eBooks and notes as easily as you search the web."

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Free-ebooks.net

"Free-eBooks.net specializes in collecting free fiction, tutorial, marketing and business eBooks as well as resources to aid you in promoting eBooks."

Added: 15 February 2004
Reviewer's Note:
You can also subscribe to the eBooks N' Bytes Informer newsletter and learn how to create, publish, and promote your own eBooks online as well as keep informed on the hottest eBook-related trends, news, reviews, interviews, and press releases.

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the Internet Public Product and Services Item: Online Text Collection

"The IPL Online Texts Collection contains over 17,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification."

Added: 29 July 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Types of books: General interest

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Lulu

"Lulu publishes highly customizable textbooks and interactive media that allow instructors to create course books ideally suited to their needs. Our exclusive electronic delivery offers the ultimate flexibility, superior quality, and incredible value."

Updated: 10 May 2005
Reviewer's Note:
"We're free, we're fast, you keep control"

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meansbusiness

"a unique concept database of 20,000 key ideas from business and management books"

Added: 29 July 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Types of book: Business and management

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Microsoft Reader Catalog of eBooks

 

Added: 14 December 2003
Reviewer's Note:
Microsoft catalogue of e-books

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NetLibrary

"We  offer the only comprehensive approach to eBooks that integrates with the time-honored missions and methods of libraries and librarians. Our vision is one of enhancing the role of librarians as stewards of knowledge, supporting their crucial role in serving millions of people every day who seek information."

Added: 24 August 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Books for corporate and academic users

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peanutpress

 

Added: 2 September 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Types of books: Various

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pocketmanager.com

"Business books and software for the mobile manager"

Added: 19 August 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Types of books: business

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Primis

McGraw-Hill's Primis Custom Publishing is "your leading provider of custom products in print and electronic formats"

Added: 24 August 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Includes e-Bookstore and PowerWeb

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Project Gutenberg

"The premise on which Michael Hart based Project Gutenberg was: anything that can be entered into a computer can be reproduced indefinitely. . .what Michael termed "Replicator Technology"

Added: 2000
Reviewer's Note:
FREE

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Questia: "The world's largest online library of books

"Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection. You can read every title cover to cover. This rich, scholarly content -- selected by professional collection development librarians -- is not available elsewhere on the Internet. Undergraduate, high school, graduate students, and Internet users of all ages have found Questia to be an invaluable online resource. Anyone doing research or just interested in topics that touch on the humanities and social sciences will find titles of interest in Questia.

Added: 2 January 2002
Reviewer's Note:
A vast range of books

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Qvadis Library

"The Qvadis Product and Services Item is the Web's premier collection of free Palm e-books, all usable with Express Reader. Other Palm e-text archives are listed in our Inter Library."

Added: 29 July 2001
Reviewer's Note:
FREE

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Referenceware

"Referenceware® is the largest online book resource offering unobstructed access to the complete unabridged contents of thousands of the latest and best business and technology books, as well as to expert summaries of popular business books."

Updated: 29 January 2005
Reviewer's Note:
Take the virtual tour

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Rovia

"Rovia-enabled content is accessible from any computer connected to the Internet, offers significant cost savings and, best of all, can be customized through your own highlights, bookmarks and notes. Right now leading publishers, such as Vivendi Universal - Houghton Mifflin, Course Technology, Pearson Education, Thomson Learning and others, utilize Rovia technology to provide students a compelling alternative to printed textbooks."

Added: 24 August 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Requires the RovReader which can be downloaded at the site

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Textbook revolution

"In response to the textbook industry's constant drive to maximize profits instead of educational value, I have started this collection of the existing free textbooks and educational tools available online."

Added: 28 November 2005
Reviewer's Note:
You can find the books by browsing through the categories listed on the side. Once you've found a book you like, click on its title for more detailed info, including links to websites, downloads if applicable, authorship and copyright information, and a comment form that you can use to leave reviews.

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University of Virginia's e-book library for the MS Reader

"1,600 publicly-available e-books including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African-American documents, and much more."

Added: 29 July 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Type of books: literature

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Vidbook

"revolutionary, media rich information  system that  helps you learn what you want, when you want ... how you want. The entire library of 450 titles is available - in full or in part - for syndication or as e-learning content to enhance your existing e-commerce site. Video streams are available in dial-up and broadband speeds."

Added: 30 May 2002
Reviewer's Note:
There are a couple of sample titles to try it out

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Wikibooks

"Wikibooks is a Wikimedia project, set up on July 10, 2003. Since then, volunteers have written around 11,510 book modules in a multitude of books."

Added: 30 September 2005
Reviewer's Note:
Wikibooks is a collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit.

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Wired for books

 

Added: 7 March 2002
Reviewer's Note:
Uses streaming media to deliver audio and video.  Produced by the Ohio Telecommunications Centre, an administrative unit of the College of Communication.

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(The) World eText Library

"The World Electronic Text Library Foundation is a global coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around the world.  Our mission is to serve the public, aid students and educators by providing free public access to the world's most complete collection of electronic texts on-line as well as offer a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of education, elementary through post baccalaureate studies."

Added: 28 September 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Access to books on practically any subject mainly to be read online

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XanEdu CoursePacks 

"are the easiest way to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date coursepack online. They are selected from an expanding library of journals, periodicals, and newspapers from the incredibly powerful ProQuest database. In addition, cases are available from world renown business schools. Professors can create their own coursepacks or quickly customize a collection of articles pre-selected by topic and reviewed by peers in their field. And students can access them from any location at any time. XanEdu CoursePacks: Easy, powerful and just one click away."

Added: 24 August 2001
Reviewer's Note:
Also LitPacks, HistoryPacks and CasePacks

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