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University of Pennsylvania: Online Books Page

The Online Books Page is almost 25 years old and continues to offer a valuable and ever-expanding index for finding books (and other materials, including speeches and periodicals) that are freely available online. In fact, as of this write-up, the index lists over 2 million books, including books made available by HathiTrust, Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and a number of other sources. The Online Books Page was launched in 1993 by John Mark Ockerbloom. Since 1999, the site has been hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, where Ockerbloom works as a digital library planner and researcher. Visitors are invited to search or browse the "Books Online" page by categories, such as authors, titles, or serials. Frequent visitors will want to regularly check out the new listings page to see what titles have been recently added. As of December 1, 2017, recently added titles include Catherine Parr Strickland Traill's guide to Canadian Wildflowers (originally published in 1868); The 1903 collection Folk Tales from the Russian by Verra Xenophontovna Kalamatiano de Blumenthal; and The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave: Containing His History of 25 Years in Bondage, and His Providential Escape, Written by Himself, published in 1856.
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December 8th, 2017
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April 9th, 2003 at 11:51am
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April 9th, 2003 at 11:51am
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