Online Books and Journals - These all provide free access unless indicated otherwise
- Australian Dictionary of Biography
The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.The ADB is produced by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University.
Online textbooks written by "highly respected professors from top universities in the world covering topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural sciences"
- British Newspaper Archive - some fee involved
The British Newspaper Archive contains over 3 million pages of UK newspapers published from 1700 - 1900. Newspapers published in the 20th Century will also be available as the archive grows. Searching is free. Viewing, downloading and printing will be charged for
- The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
Provides access to Open Textbooks (a list of more than 500 open textbooks covering many subjects at college level), Copyrighted Digital Textbooks (a list of learning resources that are free to view online but are not open for reuse), and many other links to free online resources
A non-profit global community for teachers, students and parents for open learning resources. The materials are varied in subject and cover many levels.
- Digital Book Index
More than 165,000 e-books of which 140,000 are free
- Digital Commons Network
brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
Lists free scientific and scholarly journals
- Electronic Journals Library
Lists free scientific and scholarly journals, plus others that are accessible for a fee
- The Encyclopedia of Earth
A free electronic reference about the Earth and its natural environments.
- Free ebooks
A list of links to free ebooks on many subjects
- Google Books
Millions of books available for preview and free reading
- Internet Archive
A digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. As well as e-books under the 'text' link there are archived movies, tv shows, audio files, etc.
- IOP Select
A selection of articles from the Institute of Physics chosen for their quality and recency
- Island Studies Journal
A scholarly journal dedicated to the inter-disciplinary study of our 'world of islands'
- Just Free Books
Search engine dedicated to finding free books
More than 29,000 popular titles
- Million Book Project
- The National Academies Press
More than 4,000 pdfs including reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council
- The Online Books Page
Listing over 1 million free books on the web
- The Online Books Page: Serials
Lists freely accessible archives of serials (such as magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals).
- Project Gutenberg of Australia
A 'treasure trove of free Australian literature'
- Project Gutenberg (United States)
Over 36,000 free ebooks
- Read Print
'Where books and people meet'. Essays, fiction, non-fiction, plays, short stories and poetry
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