The Links /BOOKS ONLINE
BOOKS: support note for local bookstores and libraries. We advise the development of a relationship with your local library and local bookstore, for that way both you and your source know your needs and expectations, and can come to share your knowledge and interests. This holds especially true when you deal with one particular librarian or with an independent book store.
If you can not locate a book at one of your local sources then by all means use the independent online sources, and if they can not meet your needs go to the big guns. Remembering that the big chains are in a position to end the existence of the independents and that they have already had a major effect on the publishing trade. Currently there is only one big gun aimed at them: Amazon.Com. For more on the subject of the ever-shrinking number of independent bookstores, check out this PBS program. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec97/books_8-18.html
Or read this article from the June 8, 1998 Business Journal. http://www.amcity.com:80/sanjose/stories/060898/smallb1.html
The pending law suit against Barnes & Noble and Borders by ABA, Independent Bookstores is covered in detail at this site. http://www.bookweb.org/pressroom/BOOKS ONLINE
Books on-line notes: many people and organizations see Books online as a valuable resource of the web. As a result, much energy is expended to advance the number of texts online. And so the number and locations are constantly growing. Also for first time authors and illustrators, the web is seen as a means of self-publishing. For a few wise publishers this source is being recognized, and these new works are going to press.
For a view of what is beginning to be done with text on the web check out the Alice in Wonderland sites listed below. Also go to the author and illustrators sites because many of them are now including partial or full text and illustrations.
http://www.promo.net/pg/ Project Gutenburg: Text on the web, the grand daddy of on-line text, lots here but you should be familiar with how to manipulate online text (check out the Internet HELP links for more information) so you can make the text more enjoyable for your eyes. Read their article "Information Age" For Whom? And then react to the impending copyright bills.http://promo.net/cgi-promo/pg/cat.cgi Project Gutenberg: Author and Titles listing.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/alex/ Alex: a catalog of electronic texts on the Internet, over lap with Wiretap but different index method. Browse by author (91), file name, or titles.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Web/People/spok/banned-books.html Banned Books Online: Books that have been the target of censorship or attempts to censor, everything from Dr Dolittle to Little Red Riding Hood, but also Candide, and Fanny Hill.
http://www.rarebooks.org/authors.htm IBCA link site that connects you to some complete text, reviews, opinions, illustrations (privately done by fans, authors and illustrators, clubs, publishers, etc. so there is a wide variety of quality here.) Many interesting links to browse and some sites non-english. Index by alphabet.
http://www.icdlbooks.org International Children's Digital Library the mission of the ICDL is to select, collect, digitize, and organize children's materials in their original languages and to create appropriate technologies for access and use by children 3-13 years old.
http://www.archive.org/texts/texts.php Internet Archive: Text Archive: includes links to the Million Book Project, Project Gutenberg, Children's Library, and other major online resources of printed materials
http://www.internetbookinfo.com Internet Book Information Center started in 1994 is "a personal, selective, guide to books and to book-related resources on the Internet" From Trek stuff to nature to basketball to law and a variety of text online, with some reviews. And lists and links to a wide variety of sites entertaining to young adults and adults. Reviews, libraries, book sites (although the first choice is Amazon), publishers, books on tape and more.
http://www.ipl.org/ Internet Public Library some 7000+ text on line in a variety of forms, plain text, text with graphics and audio, some cross referencing to King Kong, some selections are just card catalog information. Browse the Collections page to find what you are looking for.http://www.ipl.org/youth/StoryHour/ Internet Public Library Story Hour text with or without sound, plus many illustrations.
http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/ngcoba/ngcoba.htm UK King Kong site. New general catalog of old books by author updated quarterly. Over 3000 texts available. Alphabetical index broken into 41 lists for easy searching. Eclectic list is not guaranteed to be accurate.
http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/gsr/gsr.htm This UK site, King Kong: "Stuck on the hard shoulder of the Information Superhighway, and want to pass some time? Try the Good Short Reading pages, which contain some of the best short fiction, non-fiction and poetry, that's old enough to be out of copyright almost everywhere." Macrohard®'s new not-so-Passive-XYY technology is used at this site so your browser is not jammed up with graphics, making it a quick loading and easily read site.
http://palmm.fcla.edu/juv/ Literture for Children is a collection of the treasures of children's literature published largely in the United States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950. At the core of this Collection are books from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, housed in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies at the University of Florida. Books from the Departments of Special Collections at the Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, and the University of South Florida join volumes from the Baldwin Library to complete the Collection.
http://www.teleport.com/~mgroves/ Literature Resources for the High School and College Students. Literature by date or author, books on-line, writer's resources, magazines, more.http://www.litrix.com/ Litrix Reading Room is putting text online with a variety of authors from Jane Austen to James Joyce with some Poe and Jack London thrown in.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic Online, the magazine.
http://www.bibliomania.com/ Network Library. Well developing site with: US mirror, new listings, Oscar Wilde: The Complete Shorter Fiction in pdf format, Brewer's Fairy Dictionary, Simonds' A Student's History of American Literature, academic works and ancient texts.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/ On-Line Books Page, search 7000+ Listings. Connect to sites doing online publishing of New Original Works, text not in English, specialty Archives: children, computing, historical, military, poetry, politics, religion, science and women. Prize winning books online with its own link page includes a couple of Newbery ones, others are Nobel or Pulitzer. Connect to other sites with More Book Links.http://www.literature.org/authors/ Classics at the Online Literature Library, text only, good index, very readable. Fifteen classic authors soon to number over twenty and to include illustrations.
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/modeng.browse.html University of Virginia Electronic Text Center
http://www-sul.stanford.edu Stanford WWW Virtual Library for all areas
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