Search Home : Arts : Literature : Electronic Text Archives
- The Internet Public Library: Online public library features directories of online texts, newspapers, magazines, reference materials with special sections for youth.
- Access: The Great Books: A compilation of classic authors and their works, along with biographies, background, study guides. Linked to other sites related to the study of literature.
- Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts: Collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
- ArmenianHouse.org: A private nonprofit project to convert into electronic format and publish the Armenian literary heritage; provide as much information on Armenian culture, history, religion and also on the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, and Artsakh (Nagorno - Karabakh Republic) as possible; and help young authors to publish and promote their works on the Internet. Russian and Armenian versions also available.
- Bartleby.com: Etexts, focusing on classics and general reference works.
- Bibliomania: Houses an extensive online collection of texts ranging from fiction and poetry to general non-fiction and reference works.
- Blackmask Online: A very large selection of electronic online texts by a wide variety of authors from a wide range of literature; many works can also be downloaded in .zip file-format.
- Bootlegbooks: Several dozen classic works of drama, fiction, nonfiction, reference, or poetry.
- Bralyn E-text Archive: E-texts, indexed and searchable, including literature, history, social sciences, humor and culture.
- Classic Reader: A collection of classic fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and children's stories.
- ClassicAuthors.net: Includes archives of now public-domain works by various well-known American and British authors.
- Classical Authors Directory: Portraits, biographies and pictures of 460 classic authors. 1258 online books of classical literature enhanced with annotations from the Encyclopedia of the Self.
- E-texts and Women's History: From About.com, listing of electronic versions of books, poetry, speeches, and other writings that illuminate women's history.
- Electronic Library of the Bath House: Primary historical texts and relevant secondary sources pertaining to the bizarre Roman Emperor Elagabalus and related subjects. An offbeat, fascinating introduction to Imperial Roman history, starting on the fringe. Texts in HTML format.
- Electronic Texts and Publishing: Links to electronic texts, electronic text archives, electronic publishers and booksellers, compiled by the Library of Congress.
- Free Electronic Books: Educational texts.
- Gruntose: Features selected electronic texts, including Doyle, Dumas, and Dana.
- Hypertexts in American Studies: American literature including works by Poe, Jefferson, Madison, and Twain.
- Instinct.org Online Texts: Selected online texts on a variety of topics.
- Knowledge Search: An online books search engine.
- Learn Library: Offers books, poems, speeches, plays and essays; includes reader discussion forums.
- Library of Southern Literature: There is a collection of approximately 100 texts in HTML and XML. Documents the riches and diversity of Southern experience as presented in its most important literary works.
- Literature Online: Links to third party sites, plus literary and reference databases including English and American poetry, drama, and prose, and The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature. Requires paid subscription.
- Literature Project: A collection of classic books, poems, speeches, and plays. Site offers online chapter-indexed hypertext that can be easily read and searched and each piece includes downloadable e-text of the work.
- Literature of the Fantastic: A fair-sized collection of classic works of fantasy/sf, along with fantasy/sf-related websites.
- Making of America: A digital library of primary sources in 19th-century American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction.
- Master Texts: Collection of English literature.
- Medieval and Classical Library: Collection of literary works of classical and medieval civilization.
- OwlEyes: As well as other literature-education resources, the site provides brief biographical notes on various canonized authors along with links to a selection of online texts by each.
- Oxford Text Archive: 2,500 texts, corpora, and reference works. Some are freely available.
- PSU's Electronic Classics Series: Classics of literature in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
- Page by Page Books: Hundreds of books in the public domain, divided into HTML pages.
- Perseus Project: Includes tests from the classical and renaissance world.
- Public Bookshelf: A collection of books in the public domain which can be downloaded.
- Read Print: A free online library with thousands of books.
- SearchEBooks: Specialized search engine for searching the full text of thousands of online books available on the web.
- The Classics in ASCII: Public domain fiction and non-fiction etexts at Textfiles.com.
- The EServer: Includes a variety of literature-related materials, including etext archives of prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction; links.
- The Litrix Reading Room: A sizeable online archive of literary texts, sorted by genre.
- The Online Literature Library: A small, but easily-navigated selection of online etexts from English literature.
- The Society for the Appreciation of the Post-Dialogic Novel: For theories on the status of the contemporary novel, reviewing texts in print form, with an eye toward the form's evolution via hypertexts and immersive environments.
- The Spectator Text Project at the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities: An interactive hypermedia environment for the study of The Tatler (1709-1711), The Spectator (1711-14), and the eighteenth-century periodical in general.
- Virtual Library: Internet archive providing selected fiction and essays in text format. Also features Russian-language section.
- Wordtheque: Contains a database of multilingual novels, technical literature, and translated texts.
- World eBook Library: Books in the public domain, available in HTML. Also offers online access to books in PDF, by subscription, for individuals and institutions.
- byGosh.com: Free, online illustrated childrens stories, 20 best out-of-copyright novels of the 20th century, out-of-copyright nonfiction of the 20th century. Also children's stories.
This category in other languages: