Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

Bookmark and Share   Feed

Thursday, 30th August 2007

Quickly Finding New Online Books (aka The Free Stuff)

We've talked about The Online Books Page compiled by John Mark Ockerbloom MANY times on ResourceShelf. It's one amazing and essential resource.

However, in the past couple of weeks I've been asked the same question (or close to it) by several people. They asked about where to learn about new full text books (the free stuff) as they become available). The answer is The Online Books Page. In fact, an RSS feed is also available. When you head to this page: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/new.html

You'll quickly see the volume of content Ockerbloom adds each day/week from different sources including Project Gutenberg, Google Library Project, and many many other sources.

It's easy to forget that numerous organizations are digitizing content and doing it for a long time. For example, Project Gutenberg has been around for 36 years.

The RSS feed for this "What's New" info can be accessed at:
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/newrss.xml

Another source for online books is the Digital Book Index. It contains over 137,000 titles with about 97,000 of them available for free. We were unable to find a "new book list" but after the simple and easy registration this is a "must have" resource.

Finally, what about books for kids? Well, we've also mentioned the International Children's Digital Library many times on ResourceShelf. All of the content is free, available in several languages and looks good. The basic search interface is appealing, useful and dare we say, fun, for both for children and even "older kids" like the editors of ResourceShelf. :-)

When new books are added to the database you can find them listed here.

Postscript 1: Another full text book service is ebrary. They not only license content to companies and libraries but also offer a free service, Shop.ebrary.com. Over 20,000 titles all free to browse, search, and read online. You only pay to copy or print a page (about 25 cents per page).

Postscript 2: Of course, we do our best to include several new titles each week on DocuTicker and ResourceShelf. However, the titles and URLs we list are just the tip of the iceberg. For more in-depth coverage, we suggest taking advantage of the sites listed above.


Category:

Views: 1777




« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Product Review of Reg-Track (Introduction; Contact Details)
    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

    Reviewer Chris Porter introduces Reg-Track, worldwide regulatory tracking service for compliance professionals, from Reg-Room LLC.

     

  • Click to view the article It's Okay to Browse the News
    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

    This article looks at two recent European court decisions relating to online copyright and what it means for everyday internet users and media monitoring services. These cases also highlight some of the difficulties of applying copyright law to the online world.

  • Click to view the article FreePint Launches New Series - What You Need to Know Your Customer (KYC)
    Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

    FreePint is taking a fresh look at the ever-changing world of risk and compliance, with a particular focus on Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. Chris Porter, co-producer of the series with Andrew Lucas, introduces the series.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"It was really useful to get so much input from customers and hear their perspective - I have come into the office this morning full of things ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »






 

 
 
 

Register

Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Archive

All Archives »