Library Resources

Dale Kietzman Academy has an extensive collection of e-books available for student use. It also requires that all students subscribe annually to Questia, the on-line library.  Students upon enrollment receive passwords to access the resources available to them.

You all may already know of this site: http://www.ccel.org

The link above is to The Christian Classics Ethereal Library. It is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books.

The online www.ccel.org server reaches several million different users each year.

If you are seeking Open Access book sources, here are a few:

Directory of Open Access Books http://doabooks.org. To date “it has 1418 Academic peer-reviewed books from 49 publishers “There is a newsletter for which you may register.

The European counterpart covering the Humanities and Social Sciences, OAPEN, Open Access, Publishing in European Networks, http://www.oapen.org/home , also has a Newsletter for which you may register.

 

And, not to be outdone, a portal from Australia offers dozens of links offering free books http://www.digitallibrary.edu.pk/OAEBooks.html (The URL lists “edu.pk” as the point of origin. This is Pakistan according to NORID: Domain Name Registries around the World http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/domreg.html )

In the US, the University of Pennsylvania Library seems to be recognized as “the library source” for links to free books (of all kinds) http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu. But its number of offered books pales when compared to the HealthTrust Digital Library www.hathitrust.orgwith its 3 million plus books in the public domain. (It is composed of books chosen by several academic libraries for academic research content qualities.)

The University of Sheffield (UK) Library http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/library/ebook/open has a general overview of British & European Open Access publishing with several links listed at the end.

South American aspirations are outlined in the recent press release from SciELO (Brazil) http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/2013/03/15/scielo-announces-open-access-ebook-collection-from-brazil/ previously known for its Open Access journal publishing/linking within Latin America. And also from Latin America comes Open Access eBooks Part Four – CLACSO  “CLACSO-Latin America Social Science Council’s open access and interoperable institutional repository offers open access to the full-text of a collection of 692 books published by CLACSO” [Found in Open Access eBooks – 5 Part Series, by Ellyssa Kroski — November 2, 2012, http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/open-access-ebooks-5-part-series.]

Individual publishers are listed at Scholarly Open Access: Critical Analysis of Scholarly Open-Access Publishing http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers.And, all of these give credit for the idea to the founder of Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org and all the allied associates.

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