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Library of Congress: Country Studies

This online series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress presently contains studies of 100 countries. Each study has been prepared by a "multidisciplinary team of social scientists" and offers a textbook-like portrayal of the beliefs, values, institutions, geography, politics, and economics of each country. Texts include photographs, tables, glossaries,...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/country-studies/about-this-c...
Gustave Le Bon's The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia has posted the 1896 classic of social psychology, Gustave LeBon's The Crowd. Known for his seminal considerations of crowd psychology and its impact on the French Revolution, LeBon believed in a "crowd mind" that "is not an intellectual or rational entity but a sentimental and emotional one through which irrational ideas spread as if by a...

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/445/pg445-images.html
Online Literature Library : Charles Darwin

While not offering new publications, this fun and handy resource does provide a glimpse into the possible future of libraries and publishing. literature.org has made available online four definitive volumes by Charles Darwin. These include The Voyage of the Beagle, The Origin of Species, The Origin of Species - 6th Edition, and The Descent of Man.

http://www.online-literature.com/darwin/originofspecies/
Bartleby.com Relaunches With Five Major Reference Works

On March 20 Bartleby.com, a premiere source for free online literature, verse, and reference books, relaunched their Website and added five major reference works. Users can now access complete electronic versions of the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition; The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition; Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition; Simpson's Contemporary...

https://www.bartleby.com/
Penn Library E-Books Project

Launched in January, 2000, this collaborative project of the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University Press (OUP) will "study digital book use and its impact on teaching, learning, and book sales." While the full collection of texts (300-400 titles in history over the next five years) will only be available to the Penn community, the project does offer a preview site for the general...

https://guides.library.upenn.edu/pennebooks
The University of California Press E-books

The University of California (UC) presents electronic editions of over 50 academic titles in the fields of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian studies; Classics; Literature; and European History. The editions offer frames that include the text itself and a detailed table of contents. The texts are available free for online browsing and study, but, of course, cannot be downloaded. Those who...

https://www.ucpress.edu/ebooks.php
GENES 2000

Benjamin Lewin provides this detailed educational site as the online (and continuously updated) version of the printed resource, GENES. Designed as a pilot project "for building an online site that will develop into a general resource for the life sciences, including molecular biology, cell biology, development, immunology, and neurobiology, at levels varying from introductory to advanced," this...

http://www.searchesinteractive.com/?dn=genes.net&pid=9POW531...
UNESCO Publishing: Books Online

For a limited time, users may download a considerable number of recent titles from UNESCO publishing for free. Most of the titles are available free until the end of May 2001, but a few may be accessed until the end of August 2001. The titles are listed by topic (e.g., social and ethical issues, human rights) and may be downloaded after registration (an email address is the only required...

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/library
EBONI: Electronic Textbook Design Guidelines

A project of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), EBONI's Electronic Textbook Design Guidelines is a list of baseline standards for the design of hypertext books. Created by Ruth Wilson and Monica Landoni of the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Strathclyde, UK, the guidelines were established to encourage the use of styles and techniques that have been...

http://ebooks.cis.strath.ac.uk/eboni/guidelines/
The Online Books Page

Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Online Books Page Web site "facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet...and aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all." The over 18,000 listings can be searched or browsed by author, title, and subject, of which every major physical science subject is represented....

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
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