Books, Books, and More Books
In recent months even without a Kindle,
I have been making the best of online reading.
I am quite beholden to a number of sites for much of the research
I have done and am doing on current and future publications.
Past research like I am engaged in now
would have required long distance travel to universities and
museums or dealing with tedious intra-library loans.
Many books from olden times are now readily available online through various websites.
I have only used a handful of those sites but I will point you in their directions.
• http://books.google.com - I think Google does some great things. One of them was
to digitized thousands of old books and distribute them through their site and others.
They went to college libraries and helped give new life to old texts.
• http://gutenberg.org - Johann Gutenberg invented the moveable-type printing press.
The first book he printed was the Latin Bible in 1455.
Project Gutenberg followed his lead four centuries later and
offers over 42,000 free ebooks.
• http://archive.org - Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library
offering free universal access to books, movies & music,
as well as 386 billion archived web pages.
• http://www.sacred-texts.com - Sacred texts has a very large archive of
online books on religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.
There are numerous other archive book sites for niche interests.
Troves of books are just a google away from your modern "reader."
I will add to this list as I find online sources
which may be useful for other readers and students.