Online Document Dollections
Online document collections contain electronic versions of printed texts, often classic texts on which the copyright has expired. Leading collections include the following:
- Project Gutenberg is an online catalog of over 18,000 free books, all of which the copyright has expired, that are downloadable as E-books.
- The New Bartleby is a Website providing teachers and students free access to online reference material on literature and poetry.
- Internet Archive is a Web site archive of free accessible electronic political documents, periodicals, discussions and e-zines.
As with library collections, online document collections are growing in number and scope. In addition to the public sites mentioned above, your library may subscribe to any number of commercial collections, such as the Electric Library. To learn which collections your library subscribes to, consult a reference or subject area librarian.